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AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT FOR UNDER 15 GIRLS CRICKETERS –  RUNNERS-UP IN YORKSHIRE  INDOOR FINALS

31 March 2023  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Our U15 Girls Cricket Team represented North Yorkshire in the U15 Lady Taverner’s Yorkshire Finals at Headingley Indoor Cricket Centre. The team had 3 group games to play against schools from across Yorkshire with the aim of qualifying for the final in the afternoon. The day started with a thrilling close match against Mercia School. Both teams batted and fielded well and it came down to the last ball. Richmond were victorious with a fantastic hit by Sophie White to win the game by 2 runs, with Richmond finishing on 103 runs. In our second game, the team had a comfortable win against Woodhouse Grove scoring 102 runs to their 35. There were some fantastic catches in the field, consistently good bowling and great batting with several players retiring after scoring 15 runs. In the final group game, Richmond played Driffield School. This was a must-win match if we wanted to reach the final. Once again, it was a truly great team victory with Richmond scoring the second-highest run total of the day with 132 runs and limiting Driffield to 47. Into the final we went and it was an all-North Yorkshire Schools affair with a replay against Ampleforth College who we had met in the last round. We put in an impressive performance once more against Ampleforth but they bowled Richmond out for 66 runs after Maddie James was left as the last batter standing with 4 overs to bowl. Richmond fought back and took 4 early wickets from Ampleforth to pile on the pressure but in the end Ampleforth reached the required 67 runs to win with 3 wickets to spare.

Lesley Abbey, Lead Teacher for PE, said: “The girls should be incredibly proud of their performance at the tournament – runners-up in Yorkshire is a very respectable position to finish in. The improvement in just a few coaching sessions has been fantastic and several ECB coaches commented on our improved hit-and-run game. It gives us a great platform to go into the outdoor cricket season next term and we will be looking to expand our squad with more players in Years 9 and 10, as well as developing a new U13 girls squad from Years 7 and 8.

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