Women’s Cricket Strides Forward at Henley CC

Henley Ladies Team

Women’s cricket is up and running for the first time in the history of the Club after Henley Women took to the field to play in their first match.

With girls numbers at Henley CC growing steadily over the last 3 years, it became apparent that there was a need for a women’s team at Henley to give the older girls somewhere to move forward to.

The first few women started training with the older girls just a few weeks ago and took to the field in their first ever match on Sunday 21st September against North Maidenhead Ladies at Nettlebed CC.

Led by 14 year old Captain Amy Bartlett, pace bowlers Romilly Hayward and Maddie Brown  opened the bowling and set a great standard. North Maidenhead lost wickets to some great bowling from Brown, Hayward and Henley Women’s youngest player, 10 year old Nick Lee. There was also an outstanding direct hit run-out from 16 year old Anna Chapman. North Maidenhead Ladies finished their innings on 138/4.

North Maidenhead, having given Henley a solid target to meet, took to the field but despite some strong batting performances from Anna Chapman, Amy Bartlett, Bronte Pye and Romilly Hayward, Henley fell short of their target by 29 runs, finishing on 108/9.

Henley Women & Girls Manager, Damaris Hayward said “There was only one winner today and that was women’s and girls’ cricket.  Berkshire Cricket are currently in discussions with local clubs in an effort to create a Thames Valley Women’s Cricket League next season and Henley Women are very much looking forward to being part of it.”

Henley’s Women and Girls section welcome all new players whether they are experienced cricketers or have never picked up a bat before. For further information contact damaris.hayward@gmail.com

 

Henley Ladies Team Celebrate