Town Malling Secure the Double with Slam Finals Win

Thursday 14th September 2023

The Kent Women’s Slam Finals took place on Sunday 10th September, with Town Malling completing the double by securing the 2023 Slam Cup.

Hosted at Mersham Sports Club, the Slam Finals involved the women’s club teams who had finished top four in the group stages of the competition. Mersham, Bexley, Sevenoaks Vine and Town Malling women all progressed to compete in two Semi-Finals, leading to the grand Final.

Mersham played Town Malling in the first Semi Final of the day and with the host side batting first, Town Malling limited them to just 81 runs off the 16 overs. Despite a real effort from Mersham, taking 4 wickets, Town Malling reached the required total impressively in just 12 overs, progressing through to the Final. The other Semi Final saw Bexley take on Sevenoaks Vine in what was the closest and most exciting match of the day. Bexley won the toss, elected to bat and scored 134 runs losing just 3 wickets. Special mention to Reese Nash and Michelle Pinto who both retired after hitting 30 runs. Sevenoaks Vine went into bat knowing that they’d need a decent over rate and they didn’t disappoint. Jen Wilson-Rowe smashed 30 runs off 11 balls with a strike rate of 272 and Clare Butler also did well to retire on 30 runs not out.  Sevenoaks Vine ended up on the same number of runs, reaching 134 after their 16 overs which resulted in a Super Over! The Super Over excitingly also resulted in a tie, but due to Sevenoaks Vine having lost a wicket, Bexley progressed through to face Town Malling in the Final.

The Final saw Bexley once again win the toss and choose to bat, reaching 128 runs with Nash and Pinto once again both retiring not out. Town Malling set off trying to catch their total, Emma Worsfold and Charlotte Slaughter both retiring on 30. The game came down to the last over and on the 4th ball, Town Malling reached the total, to finish on 129 and clinch the Slam Cup for 2023.

This caps a very successful season for Town Malling who also hold the Kent Women’s Development League Shield after finishing top on the last game of the season. Click here to read more about their league win.

A selection of competition photos are below but for the full match gallery, click here.