District Under 15 Girls 2015 Results
Date Home v Away Venue Result
Sun 26th April West 15 Girls v North 15 Girls Ivybridge CC North won by 7 wickets
Sun 26th April South 15 Girls v East 15 Girls Ipplepen CC South won by 9 wickets
Sun 03rd May North 15 Girls v South 15 Girls West Buckland School Match Cancelled
Sun 03rd May West 15 Girls v East 15 Girls Plymouth College West won by 43 runs
Sun 10th May South 15 Girls v West 15 Girls Shaldon Optimists CC West won by 6 wickets
Sun 17th May East 15 Girls v North 15 Girls Heathcoat CC


West Devon v North Devon

After a small amount of confusion over the toss it was confirmed that the West would be batting first on a typically green early season pitch. The match got off to a very even start with the West batters making good progress towards a respectable total, whilst the North had removed the dangerous Rebecca Halliday thanks to a good seaming delivery from Ellie Holland. Imogen Beasley (31) and Helen Jackman (10) put on 57 for the second wicket with Imogen playing the role of the aggressor, scoring a few boundaries to push the score along. Carmen Clements bowled an excellent slower ball to remove the dangerous Beasley, which led to the drinks break as the game was nicely poised with the West on 66-2 after 17 overs. As it always seems, the drinks break proved the crucial point in the game turning an even contest into a very one-sided affair. The North changed tactics slightly to bring on bowlers who took the pace off the ball, which played havoc with the West batters. The next 8 wickets fell for just 10 runs as the West were bowled out for just 76. Chloe Rose, who took 3-14, was the pick of the bowlers and thanks to some good close catching in the field from Carmen Clements, Grace Heard also chipped in with 2-3. Some calamitous run outs also aided the fairly swift West collapse.

The North U15s innings started off following a very similar pattern to their U13s in the morning with not the best start. The North captain, Rose Ball, was clean bowled by Evie Pitman, the West captain, on the third ball of the innings by a full, swinging delivery. This brought Carmen Clements to the crease to join Daisy Meadowcroft and the pair both played very sensible innings given the match situation, which led to slow going thanks to some tight bowling from Pitman and the other opener, Ciara O’Keefe, who bowled three maidens for her three overs. A change of bowling to bring Halliday into the attack made a breakthrough for the West as Clements got a leading edge, which seemed to be dropping into no-man’s-land until the full length dive from the keeper, Imogen Beasley, led to a fantastic one-handed diving catch. The North were now on 10-2 off 9 overs, which started to perhaps give the West side a route back into the game. Morgan Harrison-Hooton (23) arrived at the crease for the North though, with great effect as she scored freely through the leg-side to quickly get the North run rate pushing up. The West’s tight bowling started to deteriorate and wides started to come into play as well as Daisy Meadowcroft (20no) who began to open up and score more quickly herself. The West’s batting collapse proved to be the game changer though, as 76 was far too few for the North batters who passed the total in 22nd over for just 3 wickets.

Many thanks to the parents braving the weather to support the girls, Ivybridge CC for getting the game on despite the horrible conditions and Jon Sparkes for maintaining the constant supply of tea and coffee leaving the kitchen. Both umpires, Danny Daniels and Rhys Callicott, were excellent throughout the morning and afternoon supporting the girls brilliantly despite a long stint stood in fairly unpleasant conditions, which could have easily made the most jovial umpire a tad grumpy on another day!

South Devon v East Devon

Having won the toss the East girls decided to bat on a chilly Sunday afternoon at Ipplepen CC. Sophie Florides and Hannah Vicary opened the batting and faced some accurate bowling from Libby McNally and Olivia Dobson. The first wicket was to fall in the seventh over from Libby's (4-1-9-1) bowling. The bowling partnership of captain Ellie Ingham-Hill (4-2-9-0) and the South's player of the match, Libby Ford (4-1-10-5), was to prove too much for the East's girls as wickets began to tumble. Opener Sophie Florides (the East's player of the match) batted valiantly until she too was bowled ending the East's innings in 27.5 overs, with 89 for the South to chase.

After tea was taken, Olivia Dobson and Teya Sheppard (15no) opened the batting for the South, taking quick singles. JoJo Baylis (3-0-13-1) was the only wicket taker from the East dismissing Olivia Dobson (13) in the eleventh over when the South were 44. Captain Ellie Ingham-Hill (16no), coming in at three made quick work of the South reaching their target of 90 in just 17 overs.

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