Norfolk Ladies in a class of their own to win league title
- Credit: Archant
Norfolk Ladies won their final match of the season at Cambridgeshire and Hunts Ladies to remain undefeated in The Royal London Women's Championship Division Four North-East and secure the title in the process.
Going into the match the ladies knew that five bonus points would be sufficient but a fourth league win was always the objective.
Batting first, runs were hard to come by on a wet wicket and very slow outfield.
There were useful contributions from Rachel Chettleburgh (15), Emily Woodhouse (19) and Robyn Edge (18) but the innings highlight was a quick-fire 31 from Lauren Hemp and whilst a score of 127 all out was perhaps a little short it was always going to be competitive.
From the moment Lauren Hemp took a wicket with her first ball the home batsmen were always up against it and so it proved in a race against time to secure victory with the weather closing in.
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Cambridge finished 45 all out in 22.4 overs with Emily Woodhouse finishing things in fine style with three wickets in four balls. All the bowlers did well – Bethany Harmer (2-7), Hemp (2-9) and Candy Cornelius (1-6) were the other wicket takers, backed up by some excellent fielding with two run-outs and two fine catches by Aimee Palmer.
A delighted coach Tom Davies was quick to praise all the players for an excellent season – the reward for all their hard work over the winter period. 'Division three cricket next season will be a huge challenge with the greater number of fixtures and travelling involved but I am confident that our young team will continue to develop and not be over-awed against the stronger opponents,' said Davies.
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