North London women win on return to action
PUBLISHED: 17:13 29 July 2020 | UPDATED: 17:14 29 July 2020
North London’s women beat Harrow St Marys in the long-awaited return of the Middlesex Women’s League.
Two closely-matched teams battled it over in a 40-over contest, while dodging rain showers, with Olivia d’Souza taking a wicket with the third ball.
Middlesex duo Bhavika Gajipra and Sonali Patel put on 110 before Miranda Cook struck, thanks to a fine catch by Millie Pope.
Patel soon followed and Pope picked up three quick wickets, including county player Kate Coppack.
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Sharp run outs by Amu Surenkumar and Pope followed to wrap up the Harrow St Mary innings on 164 but North London slipped to 15-2 early on.
Former England Academy player Pope put on 105 with Caitlin Deacock, with both hitting half-centuries, before playing on to Coppack.
D’Souza added 29 with Deacock before a mini collapse left Emma Williets to seal a four-wicket win with two overs to spare.
Captain Charlotte Bascombe said: “The girls have worked so hard over the winter and throughout the restricted training period since May.
“Everyone was so looking forward to a match and this was a top performance. They all contributed and it’s such a pleasure to see the whole squad so committed. I’m so proud of the girls and can’t wait to see them in action next Sunday.”
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