Cricket: Belhus Ladies triumphant in indoor cricket sixes

THE annual women’s South Essex indoor cricket sixes, again sponsored by Thurrock Sports Council, has been completed with Belhus Ladies (pictured) emerging as champions for the first time.

Belhus Ladies

With strong competition from four teams entered by the large Orsett and Thurrock club with distinguishing names of Amazons, Unicorns, Valkyries and Vixens, Belhus secured their title with a five-wicket win over the Unicorns. But two previous matches had been more of a challenge. There was a ten-run winning margin against Vixens, while Valkyries came within seven runs of the Belhus score. The Amazons suffered a similar fate, going down by 18 runs to the North Stifford-based club.

History was made when Jess Martin of Valkyries became the first player to take a hat-trick in the competition. Martin finished with three wickets at a cost of just seven runs which enabled her team to accomplish a 64-run win over the Vixens. Event scorer was Julia Squires with an umpiring team of Martin Burnley, Jim Medlycott and Michael Squires.

Full Results:

Round One:

Belhus Ladies 64-4 (Holly Owen 11 not out, Charlotte Waters 10 not out; Amelia Avery 3-2, Kerri Flood 1-15);

Orsett and Thurrock Vixens 54-6 (Sarah Fergey 15; Grace Wood 1-10, Kirby Jennings 1-9, Holly Owen 1-5).

Belhus Ladies won by 10 runs. Points: Belhus Ladies 20, Orsett and Thurrock Vixens 5.

Orsett and Thurrock Valkyries 98-2 (Honey Relf 18 not out, Gracie Wakefield 16 not out; Louise Hart 1-12);

Orsett and Thurrock Unicorns 89-4 (Marie Green 14, Emma Green 13 not out, Emily Hart 10; Gracie Wakefield 2-9, Eliza Clark 1-10).

Orsett and Thurrock Valkyries won by 9 runs. Points: Orsett and Thurrock Valkyries 20, Orsett and Thurrock Unicorns 6.

Round Two:

Orsett and Thurrock Vixens 103-3 (Sarah Fergey 29 not out, Allison Edmeades 11 not out, Ruth Potts 12; Emily Hart 1-11, Emma Green 1-17);

Orsett and Thurrock Unicorns 77-5 (Marie Green 22, Emma Green 17 not out; Ella Allen 2-11; Kate Dunn 1-10, Sarah Fergey 1-14, Ruth Potts 1-23).

Orsett and Thurrock Vixens won by 26 runs. Points: Orsett and Thurrock Vixens 20, Orsett and Thurrock Unicorns 6.

Orsett and Thurrock Valkyries 85-5 (Eliza Clark 14, Gracie Wakefield 10, Honey Relf 15; Ella Allen 2-23, Emily Hart 1-15, Charlotte Jarvis 1-20);

Orsett and Thurrock Amazons 86-4 (Grace Shepherd 15, Ella Allen 14; Gracie Wakefield 1-7, Lizzie Creffield 1-17, Sarah Fergey 1-17, Eliza Clark 1-24).

Orsett and Thurrock Amazons won by 2 wickets. Points: Orsett and Thurrock Valkyries 8, Orsett and Thurrock Amazons 20.

Round Three:

Belhus Ladies 92-3 (Charlotte Waters 14 not out, Tegan Gillham 15, Grace Wood 17 not out; Gracie Wakefield 1-16);

Orsett and Thurrock Valkyries 85-4 (Bella McCarthy 25 not out, Honey Relf 14; Holly Owen 1-9, Grace Wood 1-11, Kirby Jennings 1-12, Tegan Gillham 1-18).

Belhus Ladies won by 7 runs. Points: Belhus Ladies 20, Orsett and Thurrock Valkyries 7.

Orsett and Thurrock Unicorns 47-6 (Sarah Fergey 12; Emma Green 2-5, Grace Shepherd 2-6, Ellla Allen 1-13);

Orsett and Thurrock Amazons 48-0 (Bryony Simmons 10 not out).

Orsett and Thurrock Amazons won by 6 wickets. Points: Orsett and Thurrock Unicorns 0, Orsett and Thurrock Amazons 20.

Round Four:

Belhus Ladies 90-5 (Grace Wood 11, Holly Owen 11, Izzy Overy 17; Emmi Poskitt 2-18, Emma Green 1-20);

Orsett and Thurrock Amazons 72-5 (Grace Shepherd 14, Emily Hart 27 not out; Holly Owen 1-5, Grace Wood 1-7, Izzy Overy 1-9, Amelia Pearce 1-17).

Belhus Ladies won by 18 runs. Points: Belhus Ladies 20, Orsett and Thurrock Amazons 8.

Orsett and Thurrock Valkyries 93-3 (Eliza Clark 25, Olivia Debenham 25 not out; Sarah Fergey 1-13, Jenna Fogg 1-19);

Orsett and Thurrock Vixens 29-6 (Sarah Fergey 12; Jess Martin 3-5 including hat-trick, Emma Green 1-0).

Orsett and Thurrock Valkyries won by 64 runs. Points: Orsett and Thurrock Valkyries 20, Orsett and Thurrock Vixens 3.

Round Five:

Orsett and Thurrock Vixens 26-6 (Wendy Joyce 5; Megan Linford 3-3, Amelia Avery 1-5, Emmi Poskitt 1-2);

Orsett and Thurrock Amazons 31-1 (Bryony Simmons 12 not out, Amelia Avery 12 not out; Kerri Flood 1-10).

Orsett and Thurrock Amazons won by 5 wickets. Points: Orsett and Thurrock Vixens 1, Orsett and Thurrock Amazons 20.

Orsett and Thurrock Unicorns 55-6 (Ruth Marchant 21; Hira Awam 3-7, Charlotte Waters 2-7, Grace Wood 1-7);

Belhus Ladies 57-1 (Hira Awam 26 not out, Grace Wood 12; Sarah Fergey 1-11).

Belhus Ladies won by 5 wickets. Points: Orsett and Thurrock Unicorns 2, Belhus Ladies 20.

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