Ashneet Chahal

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Date of Birth: 06/05/2004

Senior Debut for club:  14/05/2018 v Ropley, at home 

Indoor debut:  30/09/2018 v St Cross in a women’s league game at Eastleigh

Batting style: Right Hand Bat

Bowling style: Right Arm Bowler

1st XI Squad Number: 103

Kit Number: 15

Representative Honours: Hampshire at all age groups 

Medals: 

Hampshire League Winner  2019,2020          

Winchester under 16 League Winner    2018, 2019

HP Awards:

Under 16 batter 2019

Junior Player  2020

Indoor Batter 2020 

Joining us from Burridge just after her 14th birthday, Ashneet made an immediate impact in her first two games for the club. On debut, in a junior game at South Wilts, she bowled the final over when the home side needed two runs, and promptly delivered a maiden to clinch a 1 run win.  The following evening she made her senior debut against Ropley and returned figures of 5-9 with her medium-pace bowling, including four wickets in four balls (the only time that an HP player has done that). It could have been five in five if the keeper (who shall remain unnamed) had held on to a routine catch! 

What made this start even more remarkable is that Ashneet joined us primarily as a batter, and she soon displayed her batting skills too as she was a prolific run-scorer in the under 16 team that went on to win the Winchester league. She also played regularly for the 2s in her first season, registering a maiden half-century at Burridge.

2019 saw Ashneet continue her progress, being a consistent run-scorer for the second eleven in a title winning Hampshire League season, as well as making some Southern League appearances -and she still found time to lead the under 16s to a second successive league title.

The truncated 2020 season saw Ashneet complete three years of outstanding performances in junior cricket for the club, in addition to being part of the Hampshire League winning HP Pirates side. In the first Pirates game of the season she recorded a best-to-date 69 at Chapel Gate.   

She has also made her mark in indoor cricket as a batter, ‘death’ bowler and captain and led the young ‘C’ team to victory over the ‘A’s in 2019, ending the A team’s long unbeaten run at Fleming Park.

After less than three years at the club Ashneet has already scored over 2,000 runs in all formats and has proved an outstanding captain and role model for the younger players. She has represented Hampshire successfully throughout all age groups and will again be part of the county under 18 squad in 2021.  Her family are an important cog in the club as younger sister Harneet is part of our junior set up and her mum Bally has started playing softball with the Panthers. 

In the first game of the 2021 season Ashneet passed the 1,000 run milestone in outdoor cricket for HP, the youngest ever to achieve the feat. She reached that target in 43 innings, which is bettered only by Abby Evans and Emily Windsor.