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CRICKET: Hill shines as Banbury clinch title
10:30am Saturday 24th August 2013 in Sport
BANBURY won Division 2 Northants of the ECB Women’s Midlands League after an eight-wicket victory at Wellingborough.
Banbury have lost just once in their debut regional league season and beat Wellingborough with ease.
The hosts made 163-4 in their 40 overs, Kelly Hewitt hitting 60 not out, but Chloe Hill (86no) led Banbury to 165-2 in just 24 overs.
Charlbury slipped to third in Division 1 East after a nine-wicket defeat at Cambridge NCI.
They reached 155-6 off 45 overs, thanks to Abi Currie (37), Ellie Norton (32) and Juliet Gardner (26), but Elizabeth Reynolds (120no) saw the hosts to 157-1.
Oxford will play Banbury in the Oxfordshire Midweek Women’s League final on September 1 after a 69-run victory over Wittenham.
ECB WOMEN’S MIDLANDS LEAGUE
Division 1 East
Charlbury 155-6 (A Currie 37, E Norton 32), Cambridge NCI 157-1 (E Reynolds 120no).
Division 2 Northants
Wellingborough Town 163-4 (K Hewitt 60no, A Garley 34no); Banbury 165-2 (C Hill 86no).
OXFORDSHIRE MIDWEEK WOMEN’S LEAGUE
Oxford 128-1 (R Brown 25no, R Clayton 25no, F Parker 25no), Wittenham 59-8.
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