Thursday, 21 February 2013

U19 ARCH Trophy Day 4 Round - Up

The final day of the group games saw all eight teams in action today.

There were big wins for tournament favourites MCC and Sussex, which sees them through to the final; Wales squeezed out Lancashire to finish 2nd in Group B; and in the day/night game Devon overcame a spirited Durham team to earn the right to play Wales in the 3rd/4th play-off.

Group A
MCC 248/1 (40 ovs) Izzy Collis 132 v Essex 125 all out (35.1 ovs) Holly Armitage 5/28
MCC won by 123 runs
Devon 201/6 (40 ovs) Rebecca Bertrand 82 v Durham 147 all out (38.2 ovs) Rachel Petherick 49, Emily Ward 4/33, Lydia Harris 3/12  Devon won by 55 runs 

Group B
Wales 230/5 (40 ovs) Gwennan Davies 102 v Lancashire 195/7 (40 ovs) Emma Lamb 56, Isobel Day 3/42 Wales won by 35 runs
Sussex 248/5 (40 ovs) Georgia Adams 112 no, Sophie Parnell 65 v Scotland 104/7 (40 ovs) Izi Noakes 3/14
Sussex won by 144 runs

Tomorrow is a rest day for most teams and then the play-offs on Saturday will therefore be between :-

1st/2nd MCC v Sussex
3rd/4th Devon v Wales
5th/6th Essex v Lancashire
7th/8th Durham v Scotland (Friday play-off)

You would expect all of them to be tight games, with the MCC girls favourites to win the final, given that they have 13 EWDP U19s and 1 England Academy player in their 14 girl squad. But Sussex have proved to be the class side in Group B, with three very convincing wins. They will push the MCC all the way and if they play to their potential they might just pull off the win.

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