Finally a full game of cricket
After two weekends of having cricket cancelled due to waterlogged pitches, the sun was out and we were heading down to Kent to play Bexley.
We all turned up nice and early to do a spot of sunbathing before having to put our whites on. We had won the toss and decided to bat first setting a total for the opposition to try and beat.
The pitch was slow and low, with the boundary being extremely big. This wasn’t exactly ideal as we knew it meant that even if we hit the ball perfectly it was unlikely to reach the boundary so we would be running 2’s, 3’s and 4’s.
We went on to score a total of 99 runs before all being bowled out. We had fallen around 60 runs short of what we had hoped would be our minimum total. Despite this low score though our spirits were still high, with us still believing we could win the game.
As we had finished our innings early, tea was not ready for us so the umpires made the decision for us to have a quick turn around and then come off for tea at 4 o’clock.
The girls were all pretty hungry so we knew we had to bowl Bexley out as quick as we could. When 4 o’clock had arrived Bexley were 5 wickets down and not many runs had been scored.
Coming back out after tea the game started to lack a little excitement with us unable to get the last few wickets and them dotting up the score book. Bexley had all the time in the world to score what was a very low total set by us Loughton girls. However they didn’t manage to do so with us bowling them all out for 46.
As us Loughton girls like to say a quick game is a good game and that’s exactly what this game had turned out to be. Knowing what areas we had to improve on for our next game we all departed for Essex happy to have a win under our belt and to have the season started.