Women XI: Essex v Surrey – Match Report


Northamptonshire v Essex
Women’s London Championship
Felsted School
Sunday 11 June 2023

Essex: Jessica Bird (c), Yasmin Daswani, Catherine Dalton, Scarlett Hughes (wk), Matilda Callaghan, Katherine Speed, Grace Poole, Jessica Olorenshaw, Bella Johnson, Prisha Bedi, Sally Chapman

Surrey: Laxmi Johal, Amy Gordon, Aylish Cranstone (c), Madeleine Blinkhorn-Jones, Charlotte Stubbs, Hannah Burridge (wk), Robyn Bentley, Daisy Feast, L Bailey, A Chahal, Charlotte Lambert

Match Details:

Umpires: Angela Tuff & David Braulick
Toss: Essex Women won the toss and elected to bat
Result: Essex Women won by 48 runs

Match Report:

Essex Women 260/7 (50.0 overs)
Surrey Women 212 all out (45.0 overs)

Half-centuries from Catherine Dalton, Scarlett Hughes and Grace Poole went some way towards earning Essex Women a convincing 48-run victory over Surrey in their opening Women’s London Championship match of the season at the Felsted School.

Dalton hit 62 off 71 balls, while wicketkeeper/batter Hughes scored 67 from 91 as Essex posted 260 for seven. Poole contributed an impressive unbeaten 50 to put the home side in a strong position. Amy Gordon returned bowling figures of two for 53 from her ten overs as the teams toiled in soaring temperatures.

Responding, Surrey’s Daisy Feast became the fourth player in the match to reach fifty before becoming one of Poole’s five victims. Madeleine Blinkhorn-Jones scored 45, but the chase was always going to be a tall order for the visitors.

Poole’s figures of five for 49 from ten proved to be the best from an Essex bowler, while Sally Chapman and Prisha Bedi took two apiece as the host confirmed their success with some to spare.