Win for the Ladies at Gt Melton

Congratulations to the GCC Ladies team who, with only 9 players, had a good win last night (Tues 2 June) in a T20 match at Gt Melton. The hosts batted first and scored 88 for 8 with Georgie Dunkinson, Sarah McGahan and Hannah Khan taking two wickets each, Megan Hogg taking one, plus there was a run out. Garby chased down Melton’s score, but not before losing 6 wickets themselves in a closely fought match, to finish 90 for 6 and winning by 4 wickets. Leading Garby run maker was Emma Rogers on 19.

Here is captain Sarah McGahan’s match report:

In the sunny but extremely windy weather last night, Garboldisham Ladies played Great Melton in the TGS women’s league. Despite struggling to stand up, a good fielding and bowling display from GCC ladies led to Great Melton reaching 88 for 8 off their 20 overs. Some top bowling from Hannah Khan (on her ladies debut), Lydia Raven, Georgie Dunkinson, Megan Hogg and Sarah McGahan meant the wickets steadily fell throughout the innings. A great catch from Eleanor Pringle and run out from Jade Hoyte also helped the ladies take control of the game. With 89 set to win, GCC ladies started the batting and runs started to steadily come. However, after a small collapse from the top order it took some sensible batting from Emma Rogers and Emily Evans to steady the innings. The partnership from these two, including some great running, led to the team needing 12 off the last 4 overs. Despite the conditions and only having 9 players, Garboldisham won in the penultimate over finishing on 90 for 6. Fantastic win ladies, great game!

The team on the day was, Sarah McGahan (capt), Lydia Raven, Emma Rogers, Emily Evans, Georgie Dunkinson, Megan Hogg, Jade Hoyte, Hannah Khan and Eleanor Pringle

Photo: Lydia demonstrating her new warm-up routine!