Sunday, June 23rd, 2019


Worcestershire Womenโ€™s Rapids experienced mixed fortunes in their Vitality Womenโ€™s County T20 double header with Yorkshire and Cheshire at Barnton Cricket Club.

The Rapids went down 42 runs to Yorkshire in their opening game but then defeated Cheshire by seven wickets in a rain-affected encounter.

It means after three rounds comprising games, they have two wins, two defeats and two no results to their name and a total of 10 points.

Flora Bertwhistle had an afternoon to remember with the ball and her combined figures for the two games were 8-1-25-5.

In Game One, Yorkshire were bowled out for 113 in 19.1 overs.

Emily Arlott made the first breakthrough and then there were two wickets for Jessica Humby before Bertwhistle (4-1-18-4) wrecked the middle-lower order.

Humby finished with 2-14 from three overs, Arlott 2-35 from four overs and Clare Boycott 1-9 from 3.1 overs.

The Rapids reached 39-2 in reply after Chloe Hill and Sarah Glenn added 31 for the third wicket but were bowled out for 71 in 19.1 overs.

In Game Two, Cheshire were restricted to 87-5 in their 20 overs.

Sarah Glenn made the initial breakthrough and finish with the excellent analysis of 4-1-8-1.

Bertwhistle (4-1-7-1) was also deadly accurate with Clare Boycott (1-12 in three) and Arlott (1-26 in four) also amongst the wickets.

The Rapids were set a revised target of 77 in 17 overs and reached 66-3 in 10.3 overs and were well ahead of the required rate to seal victory.

Rachel Howells top-scored with 23 but the Rapids were also given a helping hand with 25 extras including 19 wides.