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Women's Indoor BUCS Match Report 29/10/16

Women's Indoor BUCS Match Report 29/10/16

By Edinburgh Uni Cricket
7 November 2016
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Match report from captain Matilda Coke covering how our girls got on last weekend down in Durham!


Saturday 29th October saw the Women’s 1VI travel down to Durham for their first round of BUCS indoors. After a 5:45 departure from Edinburgh (or 6am for those travelling with Molly Scott due to her ability to sleep through alarms) and a 3.5 hour drive, including the all important Starbucks breakfast stop, the team arrived at Durham ready to try and emulate the success of the Men’s 1VI the previous week.

Match 1: Leeds Beckett – Edinburgh lost by 18 runs
Leeds 126-4, Edinburgh 108-1

Match 2: Newcastle – Edinburgh lost by 64 runs
Newcastle 111-3, Edinburgh 47 ao

Match 3: Sheffield – Edinburgh lost by 4 wickets
Edinburgh 97-4, Sheffield 100-2

Highlights of the day included:
Matilda Coke bowling the Leeds Beckett opener with her first ball of the day
Ikra Farooq taking an extraordinary left-handed reaction-catch off Matilda’s second ball of the day (Matilda’s hat-trick ball was then an excellent wide btw….)
Hannah Rainey achieving figures of 2-18 off her 2 overs against Leeds Beckett
Zoe Conway and Becca Oliver both retiring after having batted superbly in the run chase vs Leeds Beckett after making 26 and 29 respectively
Molly Scott taking 2 superb catches at square leg vs Newcastle to give Ruth Foulds her first EUCC wicket, and Becca another to add to her tally
Ikra (17 not out) and Hannah (14 not out) putting on an excellent fifth wicket partnership vs Sheffield to lead us to a respectable total of 97
Zoe wicket-keeping superbly all day – including taking a excellent catch that didn’t see just reward due to some questionable sportsmanship from our opposition
And finally, Ruth’s mum turning up to support us all day, despite the fact that Ruth was carrying a knee injury

Despite the disappointing results, everyone in the side produced performances to be proud of. We journey back to Chester-le-Street on 12th November confident that if we can replicate these efforts and have a little bit more luck (and maybe bowl fewer wides….), we will secure our first wins of the season

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