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Women's Cricket: Inter-Services Decider After Navy Win High-Scoring Clash

The Royal Navy's women cricketers have beaten the Royal Air Force by six wickets in the second match of the Inter-Services Women's Cricket...

Royal Navy women cricketers 2018

The Royal Navy's women cricketers have beaten the Royal Air Force by six wickets in the second match of the Inter-Services Women's Cricket Championship.

The Navy, who are defending champions, won the toss and elected to field at the RAF's Vine Lane cricket ground in Uxbridge.

The Air Force's openers made a solid start, however, before the first wicket fell with 24 on the board. 

The RAF batters carried on scoring well, assisted by the Navy's bowlers conceding 68 extras.

Their top performer was captain Ellie Dey, with 56 not out in a record Air Force total of 202 from their 40 overs.

 

The Royal Navy made a very confident reply, however. 

Their opening batters, Laura Raynes and Lou Worsfold, made 71 and 70 respectively, taking them to the edge of victory. 

The Navy did end up losing a few wickets but eventually made it over the line, posting 203-4 with five overs to spare, winning by six wickets

The Army beat the RAF by 10 wickets in Wednesday's opening game, with the title set to be decided when the Army take on the Navy on Thursday.

Cover image courtesy of Royal Navy Sport.

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