Hursley Park Ladies 2011
Our first year in the Championship was as difficult as expected, with the standard a big step-up from division 1. It was a new arrival Ellie Penketh who fronted up the batting, becoming the first HP player to score over 500 runs in a season. Her contributions of 105 and 95 in two of our three wins proved crucial in ensuring that we remained in the league, finishing above Kent-based Leeds and Broomfield. Our final league record was three wins and six defeats in a table dominated by Loughton. Charlotte Taylor proved a consistent wicket-taker, including a five wicket haul against Leeds & Broomfield, and Hannah Clark again had a tidy season behind the stumps.
The 2s, still a young side, but improving at a rapid rate, were in dominant form in the Hampshire League. Under the leadership of Laura Feltham we won all seven games played, but were denied the title by a Hampshire Cricket League intervention. Charlie Forster led the way with the bat, with good support from Frankie Barber and Sarah Attrill, and Kate Beecraft again spearheaded the attack, partnered by Rachel Carrick, who took 4-7 against Yateley. Feltham, a young Ellie Musson and Gem Harper completed a very solid bowling unit.
The St.Cross sixes title was one for the third successive year, with Kate Beecraft skippering the side to victory.
Indoor Season 2010/11
Our sixth season of indoor cricket saw a sixth league and cup double in the South Hants League, with a perfect eight from eight record. The B team also enjoyed a good season and secured the runners-up spot for the first time, as well as defeating Soton Uni to set up an all HP cup final. Dani Ransley’s 40 set up a 23 run victory for the A team, despite Baz taking 3 wickets for the Bs. The C team finished fifth in the league.
Odiham provided a stronger challenge in the Dummer League, but Jem’s team again went through the season unbeaten and lifted the trophy for the third time.
Emma Bane, such a consistent indoor batter, led the way in the run charts with over 300 runs and Baz led the wicket-takers.