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Latest :Updated 21st April 2015


Combined Services Ladies v Buckinghamshire Ladies

RAF Cricket Ground, Vine Lane, Uxbridge on 19 April 2015 – CS WON by 7 wickets

On a cloudy and somewhat cold and windy day, CS Ladies won the toss and elected to field first.

E Taylor-Koff and V Owen opened the bowling for CS Ladies and successfully restricted Bucks Ladies to 22 runs off the first 9 overs. A Potgieter and H Garton then entered the attack, continued with the pressure and the wickets began to fall. Opening batters L Jurczenna and C Hill dispatched for 26 and 13 respectively. CS’s H Garton bowled well, combining with both A Potgieter and R Brown to dispatch the top to middle order of the Bucks team. H Garton claimed 2 wickets for 7 runs off her 8 overs. Buck’s J Turner provided the continuity and resistence for the batting side throughout this period but was eventually caught by O Cadec-Trimmer for 51 when E Taylor-Koff returned to the bowling attack. V Owen also returned to the attack and claimed a couple of the tail end wickets. She got 2 wickets for 25 runs off her 6 overs in this her second match representing the CS Ladies. E Lancaster provided some respite for the Bucks side towards the end of the innings, scoring 25 runs Not Out at the end of the 40 overs. CS Ladies were set the target of 157 runs.

Kent started well, and successfully managed to keep the run rate down in the first few overs. Kent’s L Woodall claimed CS opener H Garton’s wicket, and only allowed 15 runs to be scored from her 5 overs. Having claimed the first couple of wickets A Potgieter and E Taylor-Koff were then at the crease and the game shifted in CS Ladies favour. This steady partnership stayed in for the remainder of the innings and took the CS Ladies over the line in the 33rd over. They had an impressive partnership of 120. Both players got their half centuries within balls of each other. A Potgieter 56 Not Out (including 8 fours) and E Taylor-Koff 51 Not Out (including 4 fours). This was E Taylor-Koff’s maiden half centuary playing for Army and Combined Services.

This was an well fought victory for the Combined Services Ladies and provides a solid foundation for the season ahead. The focus now shifts back to Single Service cricket, with the CS Ladies not getting back together until August for a match v Wales Ladies in preparation for the Vauxhall Cup (triangular tournament between CS Ladies, MCC Ladies and CCC Ladies)


Combined Services Ladies v Kent Ladies Development XI

Artillery Barracks Cricket Ground, 18 April 2015 – CS LOST by 86 runs

On a sunny but windy day, Kent won the toss and elected to bat first. The CS Ladies made a good start to the game, restricting Kent Ladies to only 33 runs off the first 8 overs. E Taylor-Koff claiming the early wicket had impressive figures of 1 wicket for 7 runs off 4 overs. Kent’s M Belt and E Thompson then steadied the boat for Kent, combining for a partnership of 59 before CS’s A Potgieter caught E Thompson at cover. M Belt continued to bat well, providing the anchor for the Kent side, eventually being caught behind by wicket keeper L Kelly-Tongue off K Fryer’s bowling for a well deserved 66. S Streete and K Fryer combined well in the CS attack towards the end of the innings, claiming 3 wickets for 44 runs off 9 overs. (S Streete 1 wicket for 12 runs off 3 overs, K Fryer 2 wickets for 32 runs off 6 overs).

Having the target of 213, the CS ladies went into bat. Having lost an early wicket, Fryer and Potgieter combined well getting the CS off to a solid start with a partnership of 63. Kent’s R Beeson then entered the fray and tipped the balance of the match in Kent’s direction. Having dispatched K Fryer for 13 and Potgieter for 29 in the same over, she saw the CS wickets fall under a very impressive spell of bowling - claiming in all, 5 wickets for 14 runs off 5 overs. E Taylor-Koff had remained resolute for the CS during this onslaught and was joined by V Owen at the crease. Together they managed to temporarily halt the Kent attack and built a partnership of 52 . Kent’s C Newman then entered the attack and after a costly first over managed to bowl 2 wicket maidens, claiming E Taylor-Koff for 30 and V Owen for 22. She bowled an impressive 3 wickets for 10 runs off 3 overs. Kent Development XI won the match by 86 runs having bowled out the CS Ladies at the end of the 39th over for 130.

This was an excellent ‘warmer’ into the bank for the CS Ladies and as their first match of the season offered the opportunity to shake off the cobwebs and look at some new players.



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