Middlesex Women's Cricket League XI vs MCC - Friday 9th July 2021
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7. Middlesex Women's Cricket League XI vs MCC - Friday 9th July 2021

MWCL XI vs MCC Ladies - Friday 9/July 2021
MCC 123/7 (20)
MWCL XI 103/6 (20)

On Friday 9th July 2021, cricket week at ODP opened with a Middlesex Women's Cricket League XI playing MCC Ladies in a T20 fixture. This was the first time the club has hosted a women's representative team. The MWCL XI was selected from eleven clubs across the county with our new Director of Women's Cricket, Sarah Blyth-Wood representing Richmond, along with Charlotte Stubbs (12th) and Emily Barker (13th).

MCC won the toss, chose to bat and reached 123/7 with runs from Megan Burton 38 (52 balls), Charlie Bawden 21 (20), captain Elysa Hubbard 12 (14) and Jo Foster 10 (8). For the invitational XI, wickets were shared between Barker (2-13), Faye Tunnicliffe (Ealing, 1-12), Harmehar Kaur (Ickenham, 1-20) and Megha Shah (Wembley, 1-34), with two stumpings by keeper Amelie Munday (Bushy Park). Champaign moment was Hubbard's ramp shot off Tunnicliffe taken one handed running backwards at short fine leg by Stubbs.

In reply, the invitational XI reached 103/6. Blyth-Wood top scored with 32 (52) with a quick fire 27 (10) from Tunnicliffe (four 4s, one 6) aided by Georgia Irving (Gunnersbury) 23 (25). Wickets were again shared between Marilyn Smith 2-6, Phillipa Skelton-Hook 1-7, Foster 1-10 and Krishna Shah 1-26.

Many thanks to the umpires (Lizzy Conder and Deborah Burns), scorers (Alison Bruce and Laura Rolles), Middlesex Cricket (Kari Carswell and Sharon Eyers) and the caterers (Bombay Chow Restaurant).