This week’s game was against Plymouth Ladies. Plymouth being the only team to have defeated NDCC Tarka this season when they travelled away and played a great match but with a very young side. For the return match, Tarka were without the very influential Alli Kelly and it was time for the other players to step up. Several players raced back from Newquay to play and then headed off again after the match! Having elected to bowl, and despite a fantastic Ellie Holland in-swinging ball catching out the talented Clare Varcoe for 0, Tarka were rather flat in the field and bowled far too many wides, leaving themselves quite a task. Solid contributions with the bat from, Jenna Luiten 36, Cathy Griffin 14, Stacey Maskelyne 18, Gill Northey 14 NO, Teuron Burke 17 and far too many extras meant that Tarka had to show the tremendous progress they have made with the bat this season under the coaching of Mark Overton.
Tight straight bowling from Teuron Burke, Clare Varcoe and Cathy Griffin as well as a caught and bowled for Stacey Maskelyne meant the Tarka girls had to work hard- and they did. It was a terrific team effort. Openers Eluned Davies and Kate Williams put on a solid 44 partnership. Lydia Clements smashed a tremendous 31 and Carmen Clements 28 NO with Ellie Holland 22 NO steered their team home to victory.
NDCC Tarka now play Topsham away in their final game of the season next week.
Pic L-R back – Ellie Holland, Kate Williams, Jan Witheridge, Carmen Clements, Rose Ball, Ana Clements. Front L-R Eluned Davies, Alli Kelly, Lauren Bowden, Lydia Clements, Molly Down.