Army v Navy women's cricket 2018

The Army's women cricketers have scored a nine-wicket win over the Royal Navy to win back their Inter-Services title.

They were set 202 to win by the Senior Service in their 40 overs, after winning the toss and electing to field at the Air Force's Vine Lane cricket ground.

It was a target they would reach, thanks to 80 from Amanda Potgieter and 79 from newcomer batter Kim Healey.


Navy openers Lou Worsfold and Laura Raynes had made a good start to their innings, taking their side past 50 without loss in Uxbridge.

A brilliant catch from Potgieter off her own bowling removed Raynes for 14, however.

Last year's Inter-Services champions were then restricted by some tight Army bowling.


They reached 109-1 after 25 overs, before ending their innings on 201-4 after excellent batting from Worsfold and their captain, Hazel Garside.

The Army started well in reply, however, posting 75-1 after 12 overs, before ending the match on 202-1.

Earlier in the competition, the Army scored a 10-wicket win over the RAF, who were also beaten by the Navy to set up Thursday's decider.

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