Rainhill Women’s 1st XI Secures Convincing Victory Against South Liverpool


In a thrilling encounter under the clear skies at Rainhill CC Ground, Victoria Terrace, Rainhill Women’s 1st XI emerged victorious against South Liverpool Women’s 1st XI by 53 runs in the Women’s Hardball Super 8s League Division 2.

Opting to bowl first after losing the toss, Rainhill faced a strong start from South Liverpool’s opening pair, who put on a solid 31 runs. However, Rainhill’s bowlers staged a remarkable comeback, tightening their grip as the innings progressed. They bowled two consecutive maidens, applying pressure that resulted in South Liverpool’s total stagnating by the end of the third pair, reaching only 33 runs.

South Liverpool’s innings saw Hara Anzil leading the charge with 15 runs, supported by contributions from Katie Bishop and Dinesha Marasinghe. Despite the initial partnership, Rainhill’s bowlers, led by Sarah Curlett and Olivia Clifford, showcased their skill and discipline.  Sue Lorwie was sharp behind the stumps, ensuring no easy runs for South Liverpool. 
Rainhill restricted South Liverpool to 69 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in their allotted 16 overs.

In response, Rainhill’s batting unit displayed resilience and determination. Lucy Strettle’s aggressive innings of 25 runs off 14 balls set the tone early on, finding the boundary frequently. Scarlett Ashton-Smith added firepower with an impressive six in her knock of 15 runs. Katie Roberts contributed steadily with 13 runs, while April Jones, making her debut for the women’s team and scored 13 crucial runs.

Sarah Curlett (14) and Kerry Lawler (13) provided valuable support down the order, ensuring Rainhill comfortably reached their target.  The victory not only underscores Rainhill’s strength in both batting and bowling departments but also marks a significant step forward in their league campaign.

With this win, Rainhill Women’s 1st XI continues to build momentum in the Liverpool Competition Women & Girls League, aiming for continued success in the upcoming fixtures.

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