DEVON travelled to Panteg CC for the re-rearranged match. Unfortunately the umpires did enforce Wales' fielding restrictions at the beginning of Devon's innings as all their fielders were inside the ring proving difficult to find the gaps to score especially in the first Powerplay.
Openers Emma Corney (56) and Ellie Bishop (38) had a positive partnership of 87. There was a bit of a collapse in the middle order once again, though Jemima Vereker (35) steadied the Devon's innings, others found it difficult to stay with her. Devon did batted their overs for 173-8.
Sensing that possibly Devon were twenty runs short, Katie Donovan bowled her first two overs for just 4 runs; but Wales took advantage and the runs came. The first wicket came at 50 off 7 overs by Harriet Duke off Ruby Davis' bowling. Libby Thomas from Wales proved impossible to get out as she went on to get 99* and Wales 174-2, won by eight wickets.
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THE return match at Whimple CC on a day where the weather looked like at any moment to spoil the chances of the match being finished, and despite the fine drizzle at the end if the second innings, the match was completed, and in Devon's favour too.
Having won the toss, Devon elected to bat. Though early wickets were to fall and Devon were on 73-4 at drinks at the 14th over; it looking like Devon might just collapse. However the girls started to rebuild their innings with Ruby Davis (25) and Jemima Vereker (17) and then again with Olivia Diamond (17), Evie Privett. (23*) and Alicia Stebbing (12*). Devon batting their overs for 160-7.
A fabulous start for Devon in the second innings with early wickets from Erin Vukusic (7-0-21-3) in her first over and Alicia Stebbing (8-1-23-3) who both picked up three wickets each. By the second drinks’ break in 28th over Wales were 99-7. Fine drizzle was not to dampen Devon in the field as the bowlers continued to dominate with the ball and there was some positive fielding too at times. Erin Vukusic, Katie Donovan (8-0-32-1) and Emma Corney (1-0-1-1) removed the last three wickets.
Wales out for 123 - a fine victory in their last league match of the season, winning by 37 runs.