Battle at Sefton Park: Rainhill’s Women’s XI Show Grit in Hardball Encounter


On Tuesday evening, Rainhill CC Women’s 1st XI travelled to Sefton Park to face their Women’s 8s A team.  Sefton Park won the toss and put Rainhill in to bat first.

Despite facing a formidable in form bowling attack and a fielding unit, Rainhill managed to post a total of 87 runs on the board.

Rainhill had some standout peformances; Amber Bowie scored a total of 10 runs losing no wickets and Emily Lowrie showcased batting she is capable of.  Captain Sarah Curlett orchestrated her innings skillfully, adding crucial runs to the total with her strategic shot placements and boundary-hitting prowess.  However, Rainhill’s innings was marked by the loss of 7 wickets, leaving them with a net score of 252.
Tina Jones from Sefton Park had outstanding figures as she took 4 wickets in her 4 overs and only conceded 16 runs in total.

With spirits high and a total to defend, Rainhill took to the field.  Despite their best efforts, Sefton Park’s batting line up proved to be a formidable force.  Laura Stringman hitting 17 runs from 13 balls set the tone early on, and the captain, Frankie Morris hit 20 runs from 15 balls.  Sefton Park ultimately reached a total of 112 runs, sealing the victory.  Despite the loss, Rainhill put up a commendable fight, with Amber Bowie bowling four tight overs and picking up a wicket.  Olivia Clifford also took a wicket, and had an economy rate of only 3.33.  Niamh Scarborough’s sharp fielding skills resulted in a crucial run out, adding to Rainhill’s defensive efforts.  However, Sefton Park’s net score stood at 297.

Despite the defeat, Rainhill showcased precision bowling, adhering to the leg side wide rule imbeccably, and only conceding 3 wides.  Whilst it was a loss for Rainhill, they remain in high spirits and their games so far have provided valuable lessons to carry forward in to their next match.

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