Newport Women Clinch 3rd Place In ECB National Finals

September 2015

Newport’s Women Cricketers take 3rd Place 
in the ECB UK National Finals
Newport Cricket Club’s Women’s Cricketers returned from the ECB Women’s UK Club Finals as third 
place winners after a tremendous two days of cricket at Kibworth C.C. (Leicestershire).

The Newport Women's Team at Kibworth

3rd Place in ECB UK National Finals

Facing competition from some of the best Women cricketers in the Country, Newport narrowly lost 
their semi final against ECB Midland League Winners JG Meakin C.C. Having been put into bat on a
damp wicket due to a heavy overnight dew, batting was always going to be tough, but the Newport
team stuck to their task well scoring 160-8 from their allotted 50 overs, Georgia Parfitt top scoring
with 28 runs. In reply, Meakin C.C. were in trouble at 128-5, but a good 6th wicket partnership, saw
them home to a 5 wicket victory. England Women’s Academy player Evelyn Jones top scoring for
Meakin C.C. with a very good 60.

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In the other semi final Bath beat New Farnley (Leeds).

With the losing semi finalists playing off for 3rd/4th Place, Newport faced New Farnley (Leeds) who
having been put into bat, looked set for a big score at 138-2 off 35 overs. However, with the
introduction of spinners Jess Thornton 3-43 and Ella Reed with a match winning 5-14, the game 
changed dramatically, as New Farnley collapsed to a disappointing 166 all out, Alex MacDonald top
scoring with 76.

Ella Reed with Match Winning Bowling Figures

of 5 for 14 Against New Farnley

The Newport batsmen were determined to capitalise on their good fortune and despite losing the
wicket of Charlotte Scarborough at 36, Newport batted with great authority, punishing any lose 
deliveries. In an excellent 131 run unbroken 2nd wicket partnership, Captain Lauren Parfitt scored
79 not out and Gabby Basketter 64 not out, to guide Newport to a comprehensive 9 wicket victory.
Head Coach Mike Knight said, ‘The UK Finals weekend was a great occasion and provided invaluable 
experience for the young Newport team which contained 6 players from the team which won the 
UK U15 title in the previous two seasons. I’m sure that the girls will use the experience well to 
improve as players and come back even stronger next time’.

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Bath ran out emphatic winners in the Final against JG. Meakin, with England Women’s Academy 
player Sophie Luff scoring a magnificent 150 not out, in a Bath total of 307-5.

Newport Women’s Squad :-
Lauren Parfitt (Capt), Gabby Basketter (V. Capt), Ffion Cartwright, Beth Moorcraft, Ffion Wynne, Nicole Reid, 
Charlotte Scarborough, Jess Thornton, Ella Reed, Rose Evans, Georgia Parfitt, Naomi Davies.