North London’s women enjoy Dutch test against VRA Amsterdam

North London’s women’s team tested themselves against international opponents as they welcomed VRA Amsterdam as part of the Dutch club’s tour of the south-east on Sunday.

The visitors had seven players with international experience in their ranks and started strongly with the bat, led by Maartje Koster, who hit an unbeaten 113.

Koster and Carolien Salomons had 110 caps for their country between them, and they helped VRA to reach 231.

Wickets fell regularly though, being shared around the bowlers, with Under-13 prospects Emily Hart and Cerys Walker taking two each.

A depleted home batting line-up was always going to be up against it, but Caitlin Deacock and Maddy Issitt built an opening partnership of 52.

Wickets then continued to fall, and the the final pair saw out the last over with the score having progressed to 100.

“This is all part of the ongoing development of a women’s team with rich potential,” said NL coach Martin Issitt.

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“VRA are an excellent side and we were delighted that they chose to play us as part of their tour. It was great day for women’s cricket locally.”

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