Having to wait in for my shower to be fixed I was going stir crazy – the man turned up at 4.30 pm!  The rain had been falling all day and yet the clouds started to clear and a bit of blue appeared.  So, my first Women’s cricket game was a distinct possibility!

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I am going to make an awful confession, I was really unsure about what I was expecting to see.  What I did see was a skilful display by both teams.

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I’m not going to go into specifics, here’s a link to the scorecard – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/ECKO37959 but a quick run through of what I saw.

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Australia batted first and I have to say that a few of the men who took part in the main event this summer could do well to look at the batting technique of a few of those batting for both Australia and England.

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I’d say some of the shots played by both teams were straight out of the text book,  this was attractive cricket.

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As far as the fielding was concerned?  England were pretty amazing – direct hits on the stumps aplenty – and 3 run outs.  Australia made 122 for 8 from their 20 overs.

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England needed on 17.3 overs to make the necessary runs and lost only 3 wickets in getting their 125 runs.  The atmosphere at the ground was great!  And it was wonderful to see so many girls/women watching the game.  I thoroughly enjoyed the evening, although dressing for late summer rather than mid summer would have been a plan!

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To explain about the photos, I don’t have many, my camera seems to fail when it’s dark a cold.  I can see that’ll be a problem when it comes to the Rugby World Cup.

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