Ladies lose at the Lane

Letchworth Ladies fell short of their best in a mid-table tussle with Twickenham at Whitethorn Lane on Sunday. Starting the match just above Twickenham in the league, Letchworth knew they were in for a tough game after their last-over win when the teams m

Letchworth Ladies fell short of their best in a mid-table tussle with Twickenham at Whitethorn Lane on Sunday.

Starting the match just above Twickenham in the league, Letchworth knew they were in for a tough game after their last-over win when the teams met earlier in the season.

Letchworth put Twickenham into bat on a damp wicket with rain threatening.

Twickenham batted with resolve and it was Letchworth who were troubled by the conditions, having to bowl around the wicket at one end as the ground was not firm enough to bowl from.

Letchworth found it difficult to shift the opening pair of Baker and Anderson, until Anderson was run out, taking a run on an overthrow. With Emma Cane producing outstanding figures of 2-16 from 10 overs, Letchworth kept them to 60 at 20 overs.

But they were unable to stop Twickenham accelerating the run rate in the second half of their innings and they finished 156-7.

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Letchworth saw this as an achievable target but Twickenham put a stranglehold on the game in the first 10 overs with tight bowling and after this Letchworth were playing catch up.

Cane and Julie Clarke fell trying to push the score along, but it looked for a time that Laura Jackson would turn the game back in Letchworth's favour.

She was run out in the 26th over and Letchworth's challenge petered out as they finished 35 runs short.

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