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Sirisha Gorantla and Sophia Pearson help edge Thriplow closer to Women's East Anglian Premier League




Thriplow are on the brink of winning the Women's East Anglian Premier League
Thriplow are on the brink of winning the Women's East Anglian Premier League

Sirisha Gorantla and Sophia Pearson had leading roles as Thriplow produced a clinical win to defeat Woolpit in the Women’s East Anglian Premier League.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, Thriplow made a solid start as openers Gorantla and Lara Neild put on 71, before Neild was out lbw for 31.

Chaaya Malik fell to a sharp stumping but Gorantla and Sally Phelps consolidated the innings until Gorantla was out for 55 in the 30th over, with the score on 155.

Thriplow upped the pace with some measured risk taking, and were eventually all out for 231 with Phelps scoring 40 and Isabella James making a brisk 31 not out.

Connie Piper opened the bowling for Thriplow, and struck in her first over with the key scalp of Sophie Utteridge. Pearson then took wickets at the other end to leave Woolpit rocked on 10 for 3.

Pearson and Isabel Weston struck again and, despite some late resistance, wicket-keeper Kelly Haynes took a catch off Freya Watrasiewicz’s second ball to dismiss Woolpit for 78 all out.

Pearson finished with four for 10, meaning Thriplow need to win their last fixture at home to Copdock & Old Ipswichian to be crowned champions in the first full season of the women’s EAPL.



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