Well the sun shone (on and off) on most of the UK, although it was definitely a two jumper day. This is a round-up of the scores and performances that I have been able to find in the five premier leagues played across England and Wales. If I have missed you or your team out then please let me know - firstname.lastname@example.org.
South West Premier
Just one game was completed in the South West Premier League in which Newport beat Bristol Phoenix by 4 wickets. Bristol set Newport 156 to win, based around solid contributions from Fi Morris (32), Alex MacDonald (41) and Emily Robinson (37). Kathryn Hudson picked up 2/24 from her 9 overs. Newport got off to a good start in reply thanks to openers Lauren Parfitt (23) and Gaby Baketter (30), but a middle order collapse saw them fall to 81/5, but Rebecca Struthers (42) and Tash Cable (33*) added 49 for the sixth wicket, and Newport got home with four wickets to spare. Chloe Davis took 3/39 for the Phoenix.
The other scheduled match between St Austell and Plympton was abandoned after St Austell's innings of 96/6 (Rebecca Donohue took 3/12 off 9 overs).
Burton Latimer picked up a comfortable 8 wicket win over Quatt. Lizzie Harrison took 5/9 in her 10 over spell as Quatt reached 111/9 in their 50 overs. Openers Laura Tonks and Emma Woodcraft both contrived to get themselves out for 49, but were the only casualties in the BL innings.
A star-studded Meir Heath side was not strong enough to overcome Clifton Village, who chased down MH's 191 with relative ease in 44 overs and with just 4 wickets down. Danni Wyatt top scored for MH with 51 and Georgia Elwiss scored 32, but West Indian Shanel Daley could only contribute 10 before she was spectacularly caught and bowled by Rebecca Widdowson, who took 4/31. Clifton's top five all then got into the 20s and 30s to cruise home.
Walmley started their season with a win over Sheffield Utd, for whom only Lauren Winfield (73) and Tammy Beaumont (25) reached double figures as they were bowled out for 153. Elizabeth Russell claimed 3/11 and there were two wickets apiece for Georgia Hennessy, Laura Crofts and Isabelle Watson. England's Sarah Taylor lead the reply on her debut for the club with 56 not out, as Walmley reached their target with four wickets in hand.
Loughton conceded to Wokingham.
Bath demolished Bexley claiming a nine wicket win. Bexley were bowled out for just 70 with only one batter scoring more than 10. Jenny Withers took 4/4 in 5.1 overs. England's Anya Shrubsole did not bowl but opened the batting and scored an unbeaten 45 as Bath won the game in just 8.4 overs.
Hursley Park overcame Brighton by 37 runs. Batting first Hursley scored 178/9 thanks to 43 from opener Charlotte Taylor and good contributions from Eleanor Ingram (23), Alex Bartin (23) and Amy Mistry (20). Jade Elphick picked up 3/33 and there were two wickets apiece for Freya Davies, Tanya Wake and Rebecca Silk. In reply Emma Beamish (23) and Freya Davies (38) seemed to have Brighton on course for a win, but Amy Mistry took 4/18 and Eleanor Ingram got three stumpings to end Brighton's resistance on 141.
Hayes Hurricanes ran roughshod over Finchley Gunns, bowling them out for just 60, with five wickets on debut for right arm medium pacer Jasmine Titmuss (5/9). In reply Lydia Greenway helped herself to 30* as Hayes sailed past the required 61 runs with just one wicket down.
No league games this week, but there was the traditional curtain-raiser between last year's champions, Appleton, and a League representative team, which the League XI won by two wickets, but with just one ball to spare. They just managed to chase down Appleton's 134/7 for whom Raffaella Rodighiero top scored with 25. In reply the League XI looked in dire straits at 98/7 but Ellie Barnett (11) and Phoebe Cottam (23*) took the score to 130 before Barnett fell, and the League XI just managed to sneek over the line.
The Yorkshire League website seems to have kicked into life this morning, but as yet no scorecards are available. I will update this blog as soon as I can with scores from the first weekend's fixtures.