A little later than normal, but I'm happy to bring you details of a superb win for our women's team last Sunday, and news of a fun-packed Awards Day on Sunday 4th September
Women's team triumph in local derby win over Luton
On Sunday a young Harpenden Women’s team travelled to Luton for a 1pm start in the hottest part of the day. A good toss to win then and stand in captain Lucy Bell opted to bat.
A cracking opening partnership between Lucy (40) and Millie Hitchin (21) of 74 in just over 11 overs laid a strong foundation, but the loss of 3 quick wickets stalled the innings. Some fantastic late hitting and aggressive running saw Alice Stanley (39) and Sammy Renwick (3*) add 48 in less than 6 overs taking us to a final score of 136/4
A great start from Willa Stanley saw Luton one down without scoring, but some solid batting had Luton at 31/2 after 4 overs and above the asking rate. Harpenden tightened the screw and only 29 runs came from the next 11 overs which saw the rate climb. Late hitting saw Luton to 84/6 off their 20 overs and a win for Harpenden by 52 runs.
A great bowling performance led by Evie Simpson 2/5 (from 4 overs), Willa Stanley 2/11, Edie Stanley 1/11 and Holly Glyn-Davies 1/20 with Grace Dalton conceding just 3 runs from her 2 overs. As ever Sasha Bowler was excellent behind the stumps including a very smart legside catch off the glove.
Awards Day announced for Sunday 4th September
We're going to do this differently this year. It's going to be an all day event, embracing all sections of the Club. More detailed timings will follow soon, but we wanted to ask you to make a note of the date in your diaries, because it promises to be a special day of celebration and fun. There will various forms of entertainment, like a bowling speed gun, high catch competition, throwing the cricket ball, and the opportunity to bowl at some of our senior captains. The bar will be open. There will be a BBQ (we'll need a few volunteers to help with this please). There will be medals for all our junior players.
After two very difficult years for so many of us, it's been a glorious summer of cricket thus far, both nationally and locally. Let's make this an Awards day to remember through the dark days of winter.
So please, if you possibly can, keep Sunday 4th September clear, and head for the Common.
More to come…...