Hursley Park Ladies 2007
Due to the withdrawal of a couple of teams we found ourselves promoted to Division 2 for the 2007 season, and both Charlotte Gallagher with 76 and Jemma Green (4-6) continued their form from the previous season in an opening day win against also promoted Horsham. Generally though the higher level proved a bit too difficult for an inexperienced side and the only other win was an unlikely home triumph against Rowledge, when we successfully defended 102.
Two wins and six defeats meant we finished seventh in a table that was topped by Essex side Loughton, the victory against Rowledge keeping us off the bottom. Charlotte Gallagher and Jemma Green were again respectively the leading run-scorer and leading wicket-taker, while a swashbuckling 49 by Lizzie Phillips in a defeat at Brighton was a memorable high point in a difficult season.
There was some silverware to put in the cabinet when the girls travelled to Guildford to win the Surrey Sixes competition, beating Twickenham in the final.
The junior season started with an exciting win against Aldershot, Rachel Carrick and Frankie Barber seeing us home with the bat, and Gemma Harper and Amy Taggart were among those who also featured prominently throughout the season.
Indoor Season 2006/07
Three new teams joined the league for the 2006/07 winter, but several matches were defaulted unfortunately. After an opening win against Alton we tasted defeat for the first time when Team Solent (the Solent university side) beat us by five wickets. Hazel Wilkinson, who was later to join us, starred for Solent. We won the rest of our league games, and as Team Solent slipped up twice we were once again crowned league champions.
Having received a bye and a walkover in the cup, the final offered us the chance to avenge the earlier defeat, and we restricted Solent to 91, a total that was comfortably seen off by the consistent Emma Bane in partnership with Helen Borrett.
It was our second successive league and cup double. Emma Bane and Jem Green once again topped the runs and wickets charts respectively