Somerset Women beat Wiltshire
Daisy Jeanes and Laila Moledina both scored half centuries as Somerset Women beat their Wiltshire counterparts by 127 runs (DLS) in this 50-over match at Wells Cathedral School.
Wiltshire won the toss and elected to field.
Somerset slipped to four for one but Nicole Harvey and Jeanes took the score to 75 before the latter was bowled by Emily Smith for 57.
Harvey fell at 83 for three, but Emily Edgcombe and Karla Rose took the total to 118. When Edgcombe was lbw to Jenny Heppell for 32, Somerset were 140 for five.
Emma Phillipson (40) and Moledina (51 not out) then took command and shared a stand of 83 as Somerset posted 233 for eight from their allotted overs.
Tilly Bond and Alice Bird reduced the visitors to 33 for two, but Flo Sharman (38) got Wiltshire back on track until she was bowled by Rose.
When the rain began to fall, Wiltshire were 106 for four from 31.4 overs.
Unfortunately, no further play was possible and Somerset triumphed.
PREVIEW: Somerset Women v Wiltshire Women
Somerset take on Wiltshire in a 50-over match at Wells Cathedral School tomorrow (Sunday August 20th).
Play is due to get underway at 11am.
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Somerset will name a starting XI from the following squad: Emily Edgcombe (c), Lilly Hawkins, Nicole Harvey, Daisy Jeanes, Jess Hazell, Karla Rose, Emma Phillipson, Joleigh Roberts, Alice Bird, Tilly Bond, Evie Dixon and Laila Moledina.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Ahead of the game, Somerset Pathway Coach & Women and Girls Lead, Kieran Peters said: “We performed well in the previous 50-over games we played earlier in the year and everyone is looking forward to getting back out there again.
“The players that we have play in a wide variety of formats and they are all used to having to adapt, so the transition to 50-over cricket is a challenge that they all relish.
“It’s great that the women’s county game will have a bit of a spotlight on it this weekend. It’s important that the players who are not involved in The Hundred can play for their county and be involved in 50-over cricket.”
Somerset Women are next in 50-over action on Friday August 25th when they travel to Constantine CC to take on Cornwall.