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Sunny delight for Twickenham

Charlotte Gallagher

Charlotte Gallagher goes on the attack to help Twickenham become Southern League Super 8 Twenty20 champions

Twickenham were crowned Women’s Cricket Southern League Super 8 Twenty20 champions after beating Hursley Park in a one-sided final.

Having been asked to bat first, Twickenham openers Kat Dickens and Charlotte Gallagher laid the foundations for a large total with a 65-run stand.

Dickens was eventually dismissed for 26 attempting a third run and Gallagher followed soon after for 22.

It was again left to Sunny Pottay, who made an unbeaten 28, and Liz Foster to take Twickenham to 134 for three.

Hursley Park did not get close in their reply and were bowled out for 55.

Another fine spell of bowling from Pottay, who took 4-29, ably supported by some really sharp fielding put Hursley Park under pressure to score the required runs.

Earlier in the day Twickenham and Hursley Park enjoyed comfortable wins in their semi-finals.

Twickenham had an easy passage through to the finals by beating Leeds and Broomfield from Kent by 86 runs.

Despite a shaky start when two wickets fell in the first over, Twickenham made 134 in their 15 overs thanks to a quickfire 39 not out by Liz Foster. There were other contributions from Gallagher, who made 31, Pottay and Nithu Jayalath.

In reply only Cheryl Beech 28 showed any resistance as Leeds and Broomfield were bowled out for 48.

In the other semi, Hursley Park dismissed Blackheath for 90 in 13 overs.

With the bat Carrie Ann White hit 36 as Hursley Park chased down successfully although it needed some sensible batting from Emma Bane to seal the win. Greer Hill took 3-17 for Blackheath.

Twickenham

Twickenham comfortably beat Hursley Park in the final of the Southern League Super 8 Twenty20