It was a rather subdued affair at the Women’s 1s Cricket Match on Wednesday, and I only say that as I went deaf after two minutes and couldn’t hear a thing. However, despite the rancour and noise on display the University of Sheffield Women’s team won a comprehensive and professional victory with 93 runs from 10 overs, beating Sheffield Hallam’s 63 runs.
Uni of batted first and although initially appearing shaky against some impressive Hallam bowling the first batting pair settled into a groove with ‘slow and steady’ being the general consensus from the viewing balcony.
Uni of mainly relied on bonus runs as opposed to physical runs whilst batting but they appeared to not need it as they kept a good rhythm going until the tenth over when Sheffield Hallam took over the batting.
Hallam started the batting well and there were several worried faces amongst the University of Sheffield supporters but in the end their concern was unnecessary as UoS quickly began to outperform their opponent’s quality of bowling.
Uni of began to hit wicket after wicket and Hallam quickly started to cave in the 7th over when they were one wicket away from a University of Sheffield victory.
Despite some last minute efforts Sheffield Hallam simply couldn’t make up the deficit and finished on 63 runs to the University of Sheffield’s 93, giving UoS another valuable point on the road to being Varsity 2017 champions.