Women return to action in T20
Rainhill travelled to Hightown for T20 clash
Rainhill 73-8 (Lucy Strettle 19, Sarah Curlett 13, Julie Allan 3-10, Aimee-Louise Conlan-Bloor 3-10) Hightown St Mary's 74-1 (Sian Phillips 43, Julie Allan 14, Amber Bowie 1-16)
Hightown St Mary's won by 9 wickets
Points: Hightown St Mary's 4 pts, Rainhill 0 pts Scorecard
Rainhill's women’s team played took on Hightown St Mary's in the Lancashire Cricket Foundation T20 competition on Sunday. Batting first against an experienced and talented Hightown side, Rainhill put on 74 with Lucy Strettle top scoring with 19, Sarah Curlett adding 13 runs apiece and Amber Bowie contributing 9. Julie Allan and Aimee-Louise Conlan-Bloor each took 3 wickets for 10 runs for the home side.
In response Hightown reached their target of 75 for the loss of one wicket - taken by Amber Bowie, who bowled opener Vicky Stackpool for 3. While the result may not have been the one Rainhill were looking for, the positive performance underlines how far this team has come in a very short time.
Photographs from the game, courtesy of Hightown St Mary's CC, can be found here.