Great week for Crickets

Ottery Crickets Ladies’ 1st XI 3, ECVH 2nds 1

It’s been a great week for Ottery Crickets, writes Nicky Bishop.

By the second half the Crickets took possession and had a lot of chances to score. In the first, Karen Dutton was given a lot of space in the circle to convert a quick pass into a goal, but the fighting Hornets equalised before half time.

Crickets went out strongly in the second half, and converted two slick short corners, with a well rehearsed passing move to Jess Williams resulting in the first goal, and Rachel Down deflecting the ball in off the left post for the second, with a football style celebration back to the centre!

Annabelle Clay made a fantastic run from the half way line into the circle in the dying minutes and crossed to Williams, who shot just wide of the post.

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The ladies 1st XI move up to third, and 2nds up to 4th in their respective leagues, with only one more game to go before the halfway Christmas break.

Ottery Crickets Ladies’ 2nd XI 2, Dart 1

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Ottery Crickets Ladies 2nd XI travelled to Totnes full of confidence and energy. Some new, young team members brought a new lease of life to some of the stalwarts and the whole team gelled right from the start, writes Jane Roberts.

Early chances gave the midfield of Hattie Pike, Norma Rich and Caren Flicker opportunities to attack and support the players up front. Kat Scully finally broke the deadlock to produce a fine strike on goal which zipped its way through the Dart defence.

Dart were not going to give up and Captain, Sophie Hudson, who was gallantly playing in goal yet again, produced many fine saves.The second half saw striker, Sally Prawn connect perfectly to Caren Flicker’s accurate cross but a tense last 10 minutes saw Dart gaining a consolation goal.

However, Ottery Crickets continued battling, dug deep and managed to grind out a pleasing result

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