Womens XIs


Senior XI

From 26-30 July, the County Championship took place in Cambridge

The following reports have been taken from the ECB`s web-site as all attempts to obtain any results or details from the Yorkshire Womens` Cricket Association have proved frustratingly fruitless.

Division One
Despite bowling out Sussex for 140, Yorkshire, literally, limped to 95 all out on Day One of the Frizzell Women's County Championship in Cambridge.

Yorkshire, The Frizzell County Champions for the past three years, had not lost a Championship Match since 1999 and have dominated the competition winning ten of the past eleven years.

Yorkshire Captain, Beverly Nicholson suffered a split hand and Nicola Holt was forced to bat with a runner as the Champions fell 45 runs short of the Sussex target. Yorkshire slumped from 84-3 to 95 all out.

Clare Connor, Sussex and England Captain, took two wickets in two balls to dismiss Kathryn Leng (30) and Salliann Briggs for 0, and initiated the Yorkshire batting tumble. Accurate bowling from Caroline Atkins, who had top-scored for Sussex with 42, and penetrative spells from Connor (3-10) and Rosalie Birch (5-25) ensure Sussex are realistic title contenders.


In a thrilling match, Nottinghamshire beat Yorkshire by one run, from the last ball, to retain their unbeaten record. Yorkshire had recovered from 15-3 to finish on 166-8 against the title chasers at C U Press. Having lost their Captain, Melissa Reynard, for 9 and Kathryn Leng for 3, it took the experienced pair of Sue Metcalfe and England's most capped player, Clare Taylor, to restore some backbone to the Yorkshire batting. Miserly bowling from Nicky Myers (Notts) restricted the current Frizzell County Champions, returning exceptional figures of 2-2 from eight overs and frustrating the Leng in particular.

Metcalfe played a hard-hitting innings reaching 65 from 80 balls before being caught by Jenny Gunn from the bowling of young MCC player, Nicky Shaw.

Taylor hit an impressive 30 from 38 balls to ensure Nottinghamshire did not have an easy chase.

But, with the last ball of the match, Nottinghamshire did reach the target with Nicky Shaw finishing unbeaten on 46 despite Clare Taylor's three wickets.


Kent beat Yorkshire today to inflict the third defeat in four matches on the current Frizzell Women's County Champions at Fitzwilliam, Cambridge, and launch a late assault on Yorkshire's crown.

Kent restricted Yorkshire to 150 all out in the forty-sixth over, with Charlotte Edwards leading the run-chase, scoring an unbeaten 85 from 110 balls, including fourteen 4s.

For Yorkshire, England's Clare Taylor bowled with familiar economy registering four maidens in her ten over spell and taking the valuable wicket of England and Kent youngster, Lydia Greenway for 0. But Kathryn Leng and Melissa Reynard proved expensive, and Edwards was fully in her stride by the later overs of the match.

Yorkshire now find themselves in a relegation battle with Berkshire tomorrow, a huge turn around from last year when the teams finished first and second.


On the last day of their Group games, Yorkshire scored 222-8, to which Berkshire replied with 19-5. Yorkshire win by 108 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method.

Final standings in Division One were as follows.

1)Sussex (86.5 points)
2)Notts (86)
3)Kent (68.5)
5)Surrey (54.5)
6)Berkshire (32).

Berkshire are relagated, a fate that could have befallen Yorkshire

Under 19s







Saturday 24 May

Yorkshire won by 212 Runs

Derbyshire 42 all out

254-3 (Robyn Still 120, Kathryn Doherty 43*, Lucy Denison 33)

Saturday 28 June

Yorkshire won by 10 Wickets


No scores available

Saturday 5 July

Yorkshire lost by 3 Runs

Nottinghamshire 141 (Frances Clarkson 2-33)

138 (Robyn Still 68)

Saturday 19 July



The above performances have resulted in Yorkshire winning the Womens` National U19 County Championship

Under 17s







Saturday 10 May

Yorkshire won by 49 Runs

Staffordshire 147
(Sarah Rigg 4-25)

196 (Rebecca Gilliver 40*, Wendy Brown 28)

Saturday 24 May

Yorkshire won by 6 Wickets

Cheshire 105


Saturday 31 May


No scores available

Saturday 28 June

Yorkshire won by 142 Runs

Staffordshire 61
(Amelia Richardson 8-6)

203-5 (Lucy Denison 70, Sarah Rigg 49 )

Saturday 5 July

Yorkshire won by 10 Wickets


No scores available

Saturday 19 July


No scores available

The above performances have resulted in Yorkshire becoming Runners-Up in the Womens` National U17 County Championship








Saturday 24 May

Yorkshire lost by 81 Runs

Durham 135-6

Yorkshire 54

Sunday 31 May

Yorkshire Lost by 8 Wickets

Lancashire 86-2

Yorkshire 84

Saturday 28 June

Yorkshire won by 51 Runs

Cumbria 117

Yorkshire 168-5

Saturday 5 July

Yortkshire lost by 6 Wickets

Cheshire 43-4

Yorkshire 42 all out


Saturday 19 July

Derbyshire 93

Yorkshire 158-4 (Emma Shillito 50)

Yorkshire U15s were Runners-Up in the Ampleforth Festival in 2003.

On Sunday 6 July, the U13s took part in a triangular competition with Derbyshire and Cheshire and defeated both opponents to win the Competiton


This was held at Oundle School on Saturday 16 August