Farnham got their I’Anson Women’s Division Two campaign off to a winning start with victory against Pirbright.

The changeable weather did nothing to dampen the mood at the Farnham Castle ground as the women of the town's softball cricket team took to the field.

Pirbright, who are a new team in the league this season, won the toss and opted to bat first. Anna White opened the bowling and nearly took the opening wicket with a run out.

Natalie Upton took the excitement up to the next level in the following over with two consecutive wickets. Further wickets fell with the help of Kelly Read and Sarah Cudgin in the fourth and fifth overs.

The steady hands of one of this year's new players, Fiona Atherton, as wicketkeeper – and the energetic fielding efforts of Rebecca Wakely – kept the opposition to a total of 270.

Dodging rain showers, Farnham’s opening pair of Kelly Davis and Wakely took to the field. Tight fielding allowed Pirbright to keep some of Davis’ big-hitting skills in check and the pair finished their overs on 17 without loss.

Farnham’s second pair into bat included the team’s youngest player, Jemima Carver, who cemented herself as one of the team’s best all-rounders with a solid display with the bat.

With rain causing play to be suspended twice in the final stages of the match, Farnham were at last able to reach their target and secure a valuable first win of the new season. Farnham finished their innings on 284.