Bedminster were able to field 5 girls for this fixture, if holidays hadn't got in the way there had been the potential for 7 or 8. Leading the team was Amber Carter, back from her broken toe, losing the toss but happy to be put into bat by Knowle. George and Oli were the first pair at the crease, George as entertaining as ever, Oli improving with every game, the pair putting on 28 runs from their 4 overs, neither losing their wicket. Next in was Amber and the debutante Grace, Amber uncharacteristically getting bowled middle stump before adding to the score. This was a momentary blip however, bludgeoning 14 from the remaining 3 overs, Grace batting confidently and sensibly against some accurate bowling, running well between the wickets, unluckily getting bowled with the last ball of their pairing. Lydia and Callum were next in, Lydia was unlucky to be run out by a fine bit of fielding at mid-on, a direct hit finding her just short of the crease. Alfie and Seb kept the scoreboard ticking over, some sharp singles and no further wickets bolstering the scoreboard. Abi and Cara were the next all-girl pair to bat, only one wicket falling during the partnership, running well between the wickets, Abi scoring off a sumptuous cover drive, and showing real grit shrugging off a blow to the shoulder from a full bunger. Harry and Charlie were the final pair, in typical swashbuckling style striking lusty blows to the boundary and scampering between the wickets, Bedminster ending up on 315-5 from their 24 overs. If the girls had batted well, there was a lot more to come with the ball. Amber was the first to strike, taking out middle stump, Harry was next, the batsman playing off from his first ball. Having impressed with the bat Oli continued his progress with the ball , taking a wicket and only bowling the one wide. Lydia and Grace were next into the attack. For her first game Grace was fantastic, bowling nice and straight with a good length, coach was so impressed she got an extra over at the end. Same story with Lydia, claiming her first wicket for Bedminster with her third over. Abi's bowling has improved with every performance, releasing with a lovely seam position, not conceding any wides. Cara was the last girl to bowl, and after over-coming some early nerves was superb, taking a wicket with just her fourth ball, a sharp catch at mid-wicket by Lydia. In her second over her accurate left arm well pitched-up deliveries got the better of the batsman, bowling him off stump. Not to be over-shadowed by big sister Callum claimed 3 wickets in his two overs, an impressive 5 wickets in total for the Groves double act. Bedminster won the game by an impressive 60 runs, the game played in a great spirit, hopefully just the start for this fantastic group of girls.