Cornwall Women's Cricket Association
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Truro retained their Cornwall Women’s Sunday League title when they beat Grampound Road by seven runs in a title shoot out at Boscawen Park. Lorraine Fletcher made 39 and Ashley Bridges 28 as nine man Truro made 123 all out in 36 overs. Caitlin Burnett took five for 28 from nine overs to end the innings. She then made 54 but her dismissal saw the last five wickets fall for 14 runs to give Truro a sixth title in seven years. Hannah Grice and Ashley Bridges took three wickets each.
Cornwall Women’s League Scorecards at Results
Truro – Truro 123 (L Fletcher 39, A Bridges 28; C Burnett 5-28), Grampound Road 116 (C Burnett 54; H Grice 3-18, A Bridges 3-29, G Sweet 2-29). Truro (19 points) beat Grampound Road (eight) by seven runs to retain the title.
Falmouth – Falmouth 148-6 (S Leathley 50no, E Richardson 24; E Barnes 2-22, Z Woods 2-25), Launceston 102-8 (extras 61; E Richardson 2-24). Falmouth (18 points) beat Launceston (six) by 46 runs
Redruth – 87-8 (A Bebb 28; S Mackenzie 2-8, H Simpson 2-19), Wadebridge 88-2 (S Mackenzie 27no, A Cummins 20, L Thornton 19). Wadebridge (19 points) beat Redruth (three) by eight wickets.
Redruth win Cornwall Women’s Cricket T20 Final
Redruth Ladies, who were unbeaten during the T20 season, defeated Grampound Road Ladies by 7 wickets in a hard fought 1st vs 2nd play-off final at Trewirgie on Sunday 11 September to become Cornwall Ladies T20 Champions.
Grampound won the toss and elected to bat. A very tight opening 8 overs from Kayleigh Richards and captain Tegan Smith saw the Road on 30 and the pressure building. Cornwall star Caitlin Burnett batted well for a fine 38 before becoming one of two stumping victims for Redruth keeper Sophie Richards. Millie Sweet (12) was the only other bat to reach double figures as Alice Bebb (2), Joleigh Roberts, Ellie Mitchell and Gemma Richards (1 each) all continued to keep the flow of runs down.
Chasing a modest 82-6, Redruth started confidently as Sophie Richards (22) and Tegan Smith (18) took Redruth to 48-1 at the half way stage. A couple of quick wickets increased the tension level but Alice Bebb (11*) and Amber Barnicoat (13*) saw Redruth home by 7 wickets with 5 balls to spare. Rosevear, Barkway and Tyrrell each picking up a wicket for Grampound.
The close fought game was a great advert for Ladies Cricket in Cornwall, with two very competitive sides who have spent several seasons developing and building a strong nucleus of players, much to both of their clubs credit, with nearly all of the girls now playing regular men’s Saturday cricket.