As the men’s season drew to its close last weekend, the women’s season is also nearing its end. The Jets Women staged another double header at London Road as they hosted the ladies of Toft CC and Stockport Georgians CC on Sunday. NECCC were second in the league at the start of the day behind Langley CC and two wins would take them to the top of the league.
First up were Toft and the Jets elected to bat first. It was a decision that was to go against them as the morning dew slowed too many balls down that were heading for the boundary rope; the Toft team were also quick in the field. The Toft team also gave away lots of extras so the NECCC were restricted by the lack of decent bowling at times
NECCC’s bowling was definitely the stronger, and Toft’s batting started off slow as a result. However, a strong final batting partnership saw them make the total they needed to win the game. Ruby Reed had her best bowling display of the season for the Jets but it was not enough to stop Toft running out the victors.
The second game against Georgians was also a close affair. NECCC were put into bat after losing the toss. Jane Gerrard got her highest batting figures of the season, with Liz Jones and Abi Waites also getting credible scores from their overs too.
The game went down to the final over and Chloe Waites’ wicket with the penultimate ball, took the game away from Georgians. This topped off a great day for Chloe as she was the top run scorer in both games. Across the day, 15 different women and girls played for NECCC including league debuts for Jodi Horrobin and Abi Waites
The day ended with the Jets Women still in second place in the league but closer to the league leaders, Langley CC. With one fixture left, the women head to Toft for the return fixture this Friday evening. On Sunday night, it was looking like the Jets needed one last victory to win the league… unfortunately this achievement has since been scuppered by Langley who recorded a ‘cancelled’ game which means top spot is now just beyond the Jets’ reach.
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