Rainhill Under 11s Amazons Show Resilience in South Knockout Final Despite Loss

Under clear sunny skies and amidst a vibrant atmosphere, Rainhill CC – Under 11s Amazons faced off against Sefton Park CC – Under 11s Green in the South Knockout Final of the Liverpool Competition Junior League.
Sefton Park won the toss and opted to field first, putting Rainhill in to bat.

Rainhill’s innings got off to a good start, 10 coming off the first over.  Erin Jones finished with a net score of 9.  Rainhill hit 7 fours during their innings, showcasing some impressive stroke play, and some lovely shots that were fielded well by a disciplined Sefton Park.
Despite starting to lose wickets at regular intervals from over 6, they managed to post a total of 90 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their allotted 15 overs, resulting in a net score of 262.

In the field, Rainhill exhibited sharp catching skills that kept them competitive throughout the match.  Nathan Williams took a crucial catch off his own bowling, showcasing his agility and presence of mind.  Sarah Lawler’s catch deep on the boundary and Sam du Plessis’s diving catch, added to Rainhill’s defensive efforts.  Additionally, catches by Annabelle Clifford and Albie Ambage further highlighted Rainhill’s commitment to their fielding.

Despite their valiant efforts with the bat and in the field,  Sefton Park successfully reached their target of 120 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 15 overs, securing a net score of 300.

While Rainhill’s Amazons ultimately fell short in the final, overall, they can take pride in their spirited play and resilience shown throughout the competition, reflecting their growing skills and teamwork on the cricket field.

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