Wednesday, August 30th, 2023


Clare Boycott led from the front as Worcestershire Women’s Rapids stand-in captain during their successful West Midlands Regional Cup campaign.

The all-rounder finished as the leading run-getter in the entire competition with 135 from four innings at an average of 33.75.

Boycott’s highest score was 50 against Cricket Wales but she made important contributions with the bat in all four games.

Worcestershire provided the top three run-scorers in the 2023 tournament with Gabby Basketter (112) and Milly Home (93) also making their mark.

Home’s 52 in the final against Staffordshire last weekend was the competition’s highest individual score.

Boycott also made an impact with the ball and picked up five wickets at just 7.20 runs apiece.

She skippered the Women’s Rapids for all three group games before Chloe Hill returned from injury to lead the team for the final.

Amy Maund was the Women’s Rapids leading wicket-taker in the WMRC with seven including the memorable four in an over – with a hat-trick – against Warwickshire.

Her 5-23 that day was the second best individual bowling performance behind Beth Gammon of Warwickshire who registered 5-20 versus Cricket Wales.