2020 SEASON REPORT
Despite a delayed start to the season due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Effingham’s women’s side resumed practice in mid-June 2020 and continued through on Wednesday nights until the end of August.
We arranged three home matches against teams in our newly formed Friendly League – Westcott, Newdigate and Capel, however only one match actually went ahead due to bad weather.
In a game of pairs cricket, Effingham beat Capel on the 5th August by 24 runs.
A big thanks goes to Paul, Chris, and Lionel, who came down every week for training and support our match with scoring and umpiring.
Effingham Women’s XI Captain, 2020-2022
Report: ECC v Westcott, 26 July, 2018 – our first external game
Despite being the hottest day of the year, the team arrived early to warm up in the nets, with the 20 over pairs match starting promptly at 6.30pm. As Westcott only had 8 players to Effingham’s 13, Charlotte and Pat K nobly offered to play for the opposition. Westcott went into bat first and made 111 runs, 2 x 5 runs having been deducted for their loss of 2 wickets.
After a swift break, Effingham commenced the run chase. With deft batting, including 12 boundaries and some quick singles, the Ships came in with a net winning score of 147 runs following the loss of only 1 wicket. The players displayed great teamwork and enthusiasm, and thoroughly deserved the win. The bowling action of Katherine Risby, the youngest Effingham player, showed great promise.
Westcott provided an equally enthusiastic and friendly first opponents and, following the game, were quick to offer a return match at their ground in September.