CAM LADIES CC 149 FOR 0 20 OVERS FRAMPTON ON SEVERN 29 ALL OUT 19.3 OVERS
Cam Ladies played their first home game of the season where they welcomed Frampton on Severn Ladies who are a new team to the League.Captain Dani lost the toss and was put in to bat first. Openers Ali Dixon and Liv Hughes were soon putting runs on the board both of them playing some tremendous shots, Ali hitting 6 4’s ad Liv 9 4’s both feeling confident to take their individual scores to 50 Liv getting hers with a boundary. Ali and Liv then retired not out making a magnificent contribution. This brought Captain Dani and newcomer Leanna Ashford to the crease and they cruised home to take Cams total to 149 for 0. Dani 10no and Leanna 11no.
Putting Cam in to bat first proved to be the right decision as Frampton had no answer to Cams bowling attack and were losing wickets rapidly first wicket bowled by Sam Martin then followed a succession of wickets from superb bowling by Lucy Johnstone Sam Martin Jane Crozier and Liv Hughes newcomer Leanna also took a wicket. Frampton finishing on 29 all out last wicket caught behind by Lucy off the bowling of Jane. Coach Julian was very complimentary of Cams performance batting and in the field.
Lucy Johnstone 3 2 2 2
Sam Martin 3 0 4 1
Nicola Dickson 2 0 4 0
Leanna Ashford 2 1 4 1
Chris Wilson 2 1 4 0
Jane Crozier 2.3 1 4 3
Olivia Hughes 2 0 3 3
Laura Manley 2 1 1 0
Cam 1st XI 120-7 beat Lydney 1st XI 117-10 by 3 wickets
Cam’s wait for their first league win of the season was brought to an end as they secured victory by 3 wickets at home to mid-table Lydney.
Having opted to bowl first, Cam captain Adam Holloway’s decision immediately paid dividend as a loose delivery from George Dolling was sliced into the hands of Tom Hancock at cover off the first ball of the match. Things got even better off the next delivery as George Dolling clean bowled Bendall to reduce Lydney to 0-2 from 2 balls.
Dolling (3-19) and first team debutant Cameron Moore continued to toil away and Dolling was rewarded in his third over as he produced a peach of a delivery to clean bowl Bray for 9. Stone and Nelmes attempted to rebuild the Lydney innings and had moved the score onto 55 before the former was bowled by an in-swinging delivery by Sean Rocke.
New man Bonser came in and looked to push the scoring on before Pete Hall had Nelmes caught behind by Jake Dolbear for 14. Hall picked up his second wicket in his next over thanks to a simple return catch.
Alex Ballard then joined the attack and collected the wicket of the dangerous Bonser LBW for 39 before clean bowling the next two batsmen in his next two overs to collect figures of 3-6. Hall (3-12) then made light work of the last wicket as Ryan Malpass claimed a comfortable low catch as Lydney were dismissed for just 117.
Cam’s run chase began well with Ballard and Malpass both finding the boundary as they advanced the score to 41 before Ballard (24) was unfortunate to be caught as he looked to work a full toss to the leg-side boundary only to perfectly pick out the fielder at square-leg. Ryan Malpass was caught soon after for 14, and when Dolbear was bowled for 6, Cam were three down and only halfway towards their target.
Pete Hall and Ben Holloway helped keep the scoreboard ticking, before Hall was caught at gully for 17. With Rocke and Adam Holloway both departing cheaply soon after, Cam were still 29 short of victory with just 4 wickets left.
Ben Holloway (21) was unlucky to be stumped off a wide as he overbalanced and was found short of his crease. Cam didn’t panic though and 3 consecutive fours from Tom Hancock, ably supported by Tom Deakin, took Cam to their victory target with 17 overs to spare, to the delight of their teammates who knew the importance of picking up their first league win of the season.