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Super 8's - Twickenham pick up their 2nd Super 8s win
Sept 2015
 
Sunday 13th saw four teams meet at the Horsley and Send ground in Surrey to battle it out for a place in the finals of the Southern League Super 8’s competition taking place the same day.
Competing for the title was East Herts, Twickenham and two teams from St Lawrence and Highland Court – their Saints team and their Highlanders team.
The semi final match v St Lawrence Saints team saw Twickenham ladies go through to the final by a nail biting 1 run. Twickenham having won the toss elected to bat and set a target of 133 thanks to 38 by Lisa Nahorniak and Liz Foster 30. Saints confidently chased the target over by over and compared to Twickenham who were 24 for 2 after 3 overs, Saints did not loss their first wicket until the 10th with 77 comfortable on the board. It was always going to be a tight contest and despite 12 runs scored by Saints in their 15th over saw them just 2 runs short of victory. Charlotte Gallagher did the damage taking the wicket of Molly Davis who on 43 when dismissed was spearheading the chase. Gallagher took two more wickets to finish with 3-29 from 4 overs.
The other semi-final saw St Lawrence Highlanders v East Herts. East Herts Trudie Worboys took two early wickets finishing on 16 for 2 from 5 overs but thanks to Emma Marsh’s top score of 48 set a target of 104 at the end of the 15 overs. In reply East Herts rallied with Helen Perry’s 38 runs and Melissa Deacon 35no but found themselves 12 runs short of the target when the final wicket went in the 15th over. Anna Healey taking 4 wickets for 19 from 5 overs along with two run outs was the destructive force of the Highlanders.
In the finals The Highlanders having won the toss batted first and after their fifteen overs saw 95 on the board for the loss of 4 wickets. Anna Healey scoring 24, Emma March 18 and Shareen Gradwell 18. In reply Amy Caulfield's 47no lead the way and Twickenham reached the target with 3 overs to go. Had the Highlanders had 8 fielders (they had travelled with 7) and Emma Marsh not injured herself in their first game, it might have been a tighter contest but all credit to Twickenham for taking the title again since 2010 and ending their season as Super 8 champions.
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Ickenham 6's - Great weather, Great Cricket, Great Fun and all Raising Money for Charity
May 2015
Once again, Ickenham CC pulled off a fantastic day of fast paced cricket, BBQs, fab weather and charitable fundraising. Nearly 70 women cricketers descended on Ickenham CC on bank holiday Monday 4th May to take part in the Club's third annual 6-a-side tournament. 8 teams from across the South did battle, with Hampshire team Hursley Park Decks coming out on top. Ickenham also raised over £350 for charities close to the team's heart - CURA, a local cancer charity, one of whose directors is ICC player Deirdre McMahon, and Cricket Without Boundaries, a charity who send cricket coaches from the UK to Africa to teach the sport and raise HIV awareness. Ickenham would like to thank Wanstead, Harrow Town, Finchley Gunns, Hursley Park, Twickenham and RAF High Wycombe CCs for making the day such a success!
Cricket Without Boundaries are looking for volunteers to take part in their spring and autumn trips in 2016. For more details, visit the w
ebsite  www.cricketwithoutboundaries.com
National Indoor Success for WCSL Teams - Hursley Park take National Title, Horsham take 2nd
April 2015
Hursley Park lifted the 2015 ECB Women’s Indoor Cricket Club Championship on what was a closely fought finals day at Leicester. Hursley Park clinched the decider on count-back, based on their game against Horsham, which they had won by two runs. All four teams were tied on one win each ahead of the final round of matches, with all results possible. Hursley Park held a one-skin advantage over Horsham and New Farnley, with JG Meakins a further skin behind.
Horsham batted first against New Farnley and scored 97, with skins of 40, 17 and 40.
New Farnley were never in the hunt though, with eight wickets falling over the innings, including four for Flora Bertwistle, leaving them on 32 runs from their nine overs.
Horsham’s three-skin victory had set the marker, with Hursley Park batting first in the final match against JG Meakins.
Hursley Park made a competitive 102 with skins of 22, 41 and 39, as the result came down to the last three overs of the JG Meakins’ innings. Hursley Park needed to restrict them to less than 35 to win the trophy, but with England international Dani Wyatt heading out to bat this was going to be a challenge. However, three wickets in the eighth over from Sian Edwards put JG Meakins under too much pressure and they were unable to recover.  
Hursley Park had won by 17 runs, with two skins, leaving them level on points with Horsham.
The title was then decided on count-back, from a game where Horsham batted first against Hursley Park and scored a steady 85. Following 43 runs from their first two pairs, Hursley Park needed a 44-run partnership between Charlotte Taylor and Harriet Batchelor to help win the match and eventually the trophy.
The final standings saw JG Meakins finish third and New Farnley fourth.
New Division Names
March 2015
The WCSL has restructured the league for 2015. Under the Championship Division there are now 3 regional divisions. These new divisioins have been named in honour of 3 women from the respective geographical area that contributed to the women's game during their lifetime.
Wostrack Division 
Collins Division 
Whitehorn Division
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Jenny Wostrack
June 47 - Aug 13
Norma Whitehorn 
24/4/31 - 16/7/14
Audrey Collins
14/4/15 - 14/2/10
A Sad Farewell to Ali Coe
March 2015
Redoubtables and Surrey Alison Coe was a fine cricketer and a wonderful team player.
She passed away suddenly and unexpectedly after a short illness, leaving wife Bethan and their young twins, Dylan and Lola. Al joined Redoubtables WCC in the winter of 1993/4, a recruit of the late Jenny Wostrack during a winter coaching course. She represented both the 1st and 2nd XIs at Redoubtables from 1994 to 2014, and was captain of Redoubtables 2nd X1 most seasons from 2000-2012.
 
She was a dependable middle-order batsman, off spin bowler and fine fielder. A rugby player prior to cricket, she was not afraid to throw herself to the ground to stop the ball at any cost, and her athleticism led to many fine catches, including a one handed effort on the boundary in a long ago game against Old Stacians. Her best bowling figures of 5-17 came against Swindon NALGO (aka Purton Exiles) in 2006. When Al scored her first century for the club in a friendly in the summer of 1994, she was still pretty new to the game. Consequently, her nervous team-mates didn't clap either her half-century or century for fear of putting her off! She walked off the pitch that day 104 not out.
Al also represented Surrey 2nd X1 from 1995-1999, and was a Cricket Week captain from 2004-2007. Over her 20 years at Redoubtables, she always did her best to maintain the spirit and enjoyment of her team. She helped develop many young players through the 2s, and encouraged new players joining the club at any time.
 
Al was an incredibly devoted mother, independent business owner, whole hearted sportswoman and fierce competitor, loyal team-mate, kind friend and occasional mean bingo player. Her family and friends will miss her greatly.
Alison Coe
7/7/67 - 30/3/15