Jackson half century sees B&K Ladies to first success of the Devon League season

by: stephenbirley


Bradninch & Kentisbeare Ladies XI claimed their first win of the Devon Women’s League Division Two campaign when they defeated Clyst St George Ladies by six wickets in an entertaining encounter at Kensham Park.

Clyst St George won the toss, opted to bat first and had two of their number to thank for a 35-over closing total of 178-6. Opener Freya Cleveland scored a nine boundary 105-ball 81 and, after four other batters had come and gone, number six bat Daisy Bishop scored a six boundary, 62-ball 45.

In terms of the B&K bowling effort, skipper Meg Acton threw the ball to five other ladies and also bowled herself and five of the bowlers used claimed a wicket each. The respective returns were: Abbey Hayes with 1-26 from seven and she also had the best return in terms of economy – with a 3.71 runs per over return! Carrian Jones (1-36 from seven), Yvonne Jackson (1-37 from seven), skipper Meg Acton (1-23 from five), Heather Stanbury (1-20 from three) and Faye Ross, who though wicketless, was economic with 34 runs coming from her six overs.

The home fielding was good with three catches being held. One of them was held by Sarah Stanbury to give her sister her wicket while the other safe hands were shown by Louisa Squire and Fi Moran while Faye Ross was responsible for a run-out.

The B&K run chase was led by Fee Moran and Louisa Squire who put on 60 before the latter fell having scored q 30-ball, three boundary, 16. Moran was joined by Yvonne Jackson and this pair took the score to 91 before Moran fell having scored seven boundaries in a 50-ball 44. Skipper Meg Acton took over and she and Jackson saw the run chase to 143 when Acton fell for a five boundary 16-ball 23.

Abbey Hayes became the fourth wicket when she was dismissed for a 17-ball two, but with Jackson still there and the fourth wicket falling with the score on 170, just nine runs from the finishing line. Emma Farley joined Jackson and young Farley was unbeaten on one when the six-wicket win was confirmed. Jackson remained not out 65, scored from 76 deliveries, hitting nine fours and one six.

The remainder of the home players who did not bat were: Paula Rovira, Sarah Stanbury, Faye Ross, Heather Stanbury and Carrian Jones.




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