Cricket

Army Cricketers Smash Records In Big Inter Services Triumph Against RAF

The team broke several run records in a 412-run victory over the Air Force.

The Army Ladies cricket team have tumbled records on their way to a convincing triumph in the 2021 T20 Inter Services championship.

A 412-run victory over the RAF meant the ladies in red were crowned champions for another year.

Georgina Cant's incredible score of 181 runs was the highest individual score in women's Inter Services history while the Army's tally of 448-4 was the tournament's highest total.

It was the Cant twins who opened the batting for the Army as Georgina and her sister, Connie, went straight on attack.

Both ladies reached their half-century as the RAF's fielders wasted opportunities to take a catch.

Gina Whitchurch was an Air Force fielder who dropped a chance but she would manage to get the breakthrough when she caught Connie Cant's drive for the first wicket at 158-1.

The match was halted due to rain but when umpires signalled for a restart, the Army continued to notch up the runs.

The Army's batting and bowling displays were superior against the RAF in Aldershot.

Amanda Potgieter was the next to reach 50 runs and while the RAF managed to get some wickets, the Army's batting train was unstoppable.

By the time Georgina Cant was out with the final ball of the innings, she had amassed 181 – a new women's Inter Services record.

Then the RAF was left with the near-impossible task of reaching a target of 448 runs, the tournament's highest ever total.

A big chase was needed but the RAF ended up posting their lowest score against the Army in history.

Every batter was dismissed in quick fashion as the RAF ended up at 36 all out, losing by 412 runs.