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Lucy stars for regional team

Lucy Strettle played four interleague matches during August

Rainhill's Lucy Strettle has recently been in action after being selected for the Liverpool and District Compeition (LDCC) squad. In August, Lucy played three matches for the Lancashire Cricket Foundation (LCF) "South West" regional team and one for the LDCC Representative XI team.

The games were part of the Women's Senior Interleague competition, in which LCF's three regional teams (North, East and South-West) compete with an LDCC team, with every team playing three matches. Lucy played in two matches for the LCF "South West" team on Sunday 14th August. In the first of these, against an LDCC Representative XI, "South West" lost by 45 runs. Lucy took a wicket (1 for 25) and a catch as the LDCC side reached 152 for 5 in 20 overs. "South West" managed to put on 107 for 6, with Lucy making a contribution of 4. In the match against the "East" women's team, played on the same day. Lucy took a fantastic 3 for 10. Ultimately it was in a losing cause as the "East" team won by 1 wicket in a close-fought contest.

Lucy's next match for the regional team was on the following Sunday, 21st August. This time "South West" took on "North". Lucy took a wicket as "North" posted a score of 83 for 8 and she then made 11 with the bat (including a four), but "South West" were unable to chase down the target.

Lucy's final match was for the LDCC team against the "East" women's team. Lucy held a catch (she would have had another had the bowler not been no-balled) as "East" were bowled out for 64. LDCC chased down the total for the loss of four wickets, meaning Lucy did not have the opportunity to bat. However, she had helped the LDCC XI achieve a 100% record with three wins from three matches.

Lucy said: "I loved playing cricket with the women in the Liverpool District team. As a group we worked together well, had fun and enjoyed cricket. Playing with other women at an interleague level has boosted my confidence and has helped me gain skills that have enabled me to develop as a player."

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