Valiant effort from Cheltenham Ladies on league debut
By Tim Buttress
Strong all-round performance from Cheltenham Ladies on their first league game ended in defeat.
On their first ever game Cheltenham Ladies showed great resilience against a strong Cirencester team. Batting first Cheltenham progressed stolidly against a well-discipline bowling attack.
Cheltenham's young openers pushed the team total to a respectable 80 only for the opening stand to be broken on the last over of the innings.
Taking to the field with much hope the team quickly learned the benefit of bowling tight lines as the Cirencester openers latched on to anything loose. Jenny Cooper handled her bowlers well and manged to winkle out three Cirencester wickets but the power of the far more experience visitors ensured that they triumphed in the end.
Cirencester CC - Womens 1st XI won the toss and decided to bat.