GLOUCESTERSHIRE Women are pinning their faith in youth this season with a number of promising young players set to make the breakthrough into senior county cricket.

County Championship Div Three

Gloucestershire Women 170

Oxfordshire Women 145 all out

They beat Oxfordshire by 25 runs with an impressive display from Cirencester seamer Eve Alder, who has been in the England U15 Development programme for the last two years.


Oxfordshire U14s 99 all out

Gloucestershire U14 100-3

POULTON'S Jack Morris scored the winning runs as Gloucestershire U14s made it two wins in two games.

Following a 136-run win over Millfield School the previous Sunday, Gloucestershire beat Oxfordshire by seven wickets.

Morris hit three fours in a run-a-ball 15 to finish the match in style. His lofted straight drive back over the bowler’s head to finish the game was the perfect end to a comprehensive victory for the visitors.


Oxfordshire U12s 88 all out

Gloucestershire U12s 89-4

GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S U12s overcame difficult conditions and determined opponents to beat Oxfordshire by six wickets with a fine team performance.

Cirencester’s Alex Haynes was among the stars with impressive figures of 2-9 from eight overs.

Gloucestershire U13s 85-9

Winterbourne U15s 53 all out

IN AN official celebration match to mark the opening of the new pavilion at Winterbourne CC, Gloucestershire U13s defeated the club’s U15 team by 32 runs.

Theo Hayward (Bourton Vale) provided the backbone of the Gloucestershire innings until eventually run out in the 25th over for a fine 27, the top score of the day.