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Home Counties Premier League, Division 1 – Matchday 15 round-up

Henley are closing in on their third consecutive Home Counties Premier League, Division 1 title.

Victory at Buckingham Town, their eleventh in 15 outings, sees Henley now 56 points clear of second placed Banbury.

Michael Roberts – Henley

HCPCL, D1: Town lose to top of the table Henley (Reports Andrew Holland)

Lloyd Sabin’s side defeated Datchet with Joe Thomas collecting three wickets – Match Scorecard HERE

Joe Thomas – Banbury

Aston Rowant remain fourth despite their defeat at Finchampstead – Match Scorecard HERE

Bucks skipper Tom Hampton took four for 36 as High Wycombe defeated Horspath by seven wickets at London Road – Match Scorecard HERE

Tom Hampton – High Wycombe

Finally, Tring Park won a very dramatic game at Slough by one wicket off the last ball of the game.

Andy Harris

Chloe Hill

Andy Harris and Chloe Hill shared an unbeaten last wicket partnership of 23 runs, including five penalty runs for a slow over rate, to give the visitors maximum points.

Michael Payne hit 70 for Tring Park while Saif Zaib returned with three wickets for the home side.

Earlier Slough posted 228 for 9 from their 50 overs with Bucks Academy’s Scott Rolfe taking three for 16.

Ladies Cricket: Highly-rated Hill working hard for a bright future in the game

Chloe Hill starts her season in the 50-over competition with the Worcestershire Womens Rapids side with trips to Middlesex (Sunday) and Berkshire (Monday) this Bank Holiday weekend.

Chloe Hill

It will be a big season for the Buckingham-based player, who has spoken to Sports Shots ahead of her opening competitive game.

What have your winter preparations been?

My winter preparations have been training with the MCC Women’s academy every Saturday all through the winter up at Lords, Worcestershire training on the Sunday’s and at the gym making myself mentally stronger as well as physically fitter and stronger!

Which sides will you play for this campaign? 

Worcestershire Women’s, where we will be playing in Division 2 in both T20s and One Day matches, Banbury 2nd XI where they play in the Cherwell League Division 2, Banbury Ladies of the WML Division 1 and the MCC Women’s academy, where we will play a few games against other academy teams.

What are the goals for each of those sides?

Worcestershire: be competitive trying to earn promotions in both formats but personally for me to get promotion in the T20s and just to be on top of my game always!
Banbury 2s is to definitely get back up to div 1 after a funny season last year!
Banbury Ladies, is more of enjoying cricket with new ladies trying the game so being a role model. (but of course to win as many games as possible!)
MCC Women’s academy- is all about development so it’s a game to show my ability!

How do you feel 2018 went?

Personally for me 2018 was a good year with Worcestershire women earning promotion and scoring runs and taking loads of catches and stumping behind the stumps! From county last year I received player of the season which was a real achievement and something I am very proud off!
Overall I think I had a positive season over all games and formats!

What are you looking to achieve in 2019? And how does that build into the bigger picture?

My ultimate aim is to get noticed more this season whether that is by a super league team or by England! So for that it means I need to be on top of my game this year in my batting and keeping! By being on top of these and performing week in and week out means the bigger picture is to get noticed and take that next step in mycricketing career. Also, with the way county cricket is changing next year I need to perform well to secure my spot in a county/academy set up next season, as no one is sure what is happening!!

Hill knock leads Worcestershire Rapids to Play-off win

Chloe Hill helped lead Worcestershire Rapids into the Women’s County Championship, Division 2 at New Road today.

Chloe Hill

The Rapids won their play-off game against their Cornwall opponents.

Buckingham-based Hill shared a 147-run opening partnership with Beth Hill before being bowled for 78 in the 29th over.

The Rapids went on to post 227 for 9 before dismissing Cornwall all out for 130 to secure a 97-run victory.

INTERVIEW Women’s Cricket: Lords appearance shows the talented Hill keeps progressing

Chloe Hill has taken another major step forward in her cricket career after playing at Lords in the ground-breaking MCC Women’s Day.

Chloe Hill – Keeping wicket at Lords.

The game saw Hill represent the MCC Women’s team who played the Middlesex Women at the home of cricket last Tuesday (April 24).

It was an historic selection for a player who boasts a currently playing CV of Worcestershire Women (vice captain), Banbury Women (captain), Banbury Men (2s) (wicket Keeper), MCC and Middlesex Women’s academy.

Hill also represents the Lord Taverners, where she has played many matches with players of the calibre Andy Caddick, Simon Jones, Paul Pritchard and Paul Aldred, to name but a few.

The Buckingham-based player spoke to Sports Shots about her experience, starting with how she was selected.

I’ve been on the MCC and Middlesex Women’s Cricket academy program all winter, which I got selected for, and have been training up at Lord’s weekly throughout the winter. Myself and another girl got picked for this game to play for the MCC. So it must have meant I’ve been training well.

My initial thoughts were excitement and extremely nervous as the thought of playing at Lords was a dream. I mean it’s the home of Cricket, I know Mum and Dad were extremely proud when I told them the news and Dad was slightly jealous that I was going to be the first Hill to play at Lords.

Such a prestigious occasion saw the time leading up to the game, containing household names, filled with emotions.

The build-up was massive to that game and I knew that it was going to be a big day and an historic day for women’s Cricket and to be a part of that makes me feel extremely proud. Oh some big names on my team were my captain Charlotte Edwards, and current England players Georgia Elwiss and Sarah Taylor. And to play on the same team as Sarah Taylor was amazing, she’s someone in women’s Cricket who I’ve always looked up too and aspired to be like.

It was certainly a game that will live long in the memory.

The day was amazing, it’s an absolute dream to be playing on the hallowed turf. The crowd of 5000+ was the biggest ever to watch a non-international ladies cricket match. I got told some advice before the day and that was to take at least 2 minutes to just stop what I was doing and take the whole atmosphere in. If I’m honest it still feels a bit surreal to say I’ve played at Lords, and to use the Home dressing room where some of the greatest Cricket players have used is unreal.
Sarah Taylor gave me the gloves for the match and I took a stumping which was Beth Morgan of Middx (ex England player). Unfortunately I did not get to bat; I was due to be next in.

So where next for the up-and-coming 21 year-old.

The future for my cricketing career is something I want to keep progressing. So this means a lot more hard work and just to have a good season with Worcestershire and hopefully get noticed. I then aim to get into a KSL Team and then once I’ve achieved that hopefully the aim of England academy and so on.

The dream of representing her country at international level is certainly one which would not surprise those who have followed the talented Hill closely. The combination of ability and drive are the ingredients that are likely to see Hill progress to the top of the women’s game.