Match Report: Hertfordshire Women v Essex Women


Hertfordshire v Essex Women
Women’s County T20 – Group Seven, Finals Day, Semi-Final
Felsted School, Essex
Sunday 14 June 2023

Essex: Catherine Dalton, Scarlett Hughes (WK), Kelly Castle (C), Katherine Speed, Jessica Bird, Tilly Callaghan, Bella Johnson, Hollie Dring-Richardson, Beth Dodd, Sally Chapman, Prisha Bedi.

Hertfordshire: Elsa Barnfather, Gemma Marriott, Charlotte Banks, Elizabeth Clune, Chloe Eayrs, Kezia Hassall (C), Tilly Larkins (WK), Ella Phillips, Rebecca Tyson, Mabel Reid, Hilary Howson.

Match Details:

Umpires: T Murphy & P Richardson
Toss: Essex won the toss and elected to bat
Result: Hertfordshire won by 8 wickets

Match Report:

Essex Women suffered semi-final heartache after Hertfordshire secured victory by 8 wickets in the Women’s County T20 Finals Day (Group Seven) Semi-Final at Felsted School.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, Essex posted a seemingly competitive 133-6, after Jessica Bird top-scored with 32 off 34 balls during a 36-minute stint at the crease.

Wicketkeeper/batter Scarlett Hughes hit 31 off 23, while Matilda Callaghan contributed an unbeaten 20 to the Essex total. Rebecca Tyson and Elsa Barnfather, two of seven bowlers deployed by Hertfordshire, claimed two wickets apiece.

But Hertfordshire comfortably chased down their target with a little to spare. Gemma Marriott provided the foundations with an impressive 72-run knock from just 46 balls.

Elsa Barnfather contributed an unbeaten 38 to Hertfordshire’s success. Prisha Bedi and Kelly Castle were the only Essex bowlers to taste success with the ball in what proved to be a disappointing outcome.