GIRLS’ CRICKET TEAM HEADING FOR LAUREN WINFIELD-HILL CUP FINAL!
Our girls’ cricket team have qualified for the U14 Lauren Winfield-Hill Cricket Cup, after beating Fulford School by 31 runs in the semi-final. Richmond batted first and scored 157-1, which is their highest team score this season. The team were missing their regular captain and cricket star Sophie White as she was representing Durham County, but captain Emmy and vice-captain Daisy stepped up and led the team superbly, both retiring on 50 not out. Fulford had some talented batters but the whole team contributed to keeping the run score down with consistent bowling and fielding.
Lesley Abbey, Lead Teacher for PE, said: “I am incredibly proud of the cricket team, not only because they have produced some fantastic performances but also how they encourage and respect each other as a team. We started with 5 players at training and this has grown to nearly 20, with many of the new players taking up cricket for the first time. The team had a fantastic day and really enjoyed the opportunity to play the fixture at Richmondshire Cricket Club. We are grateful for the ongoing partnership between Richmond School and Sixth Form College and Richmondshire Cricket Club as we continue to grow cricket together.”
We look forward to hearing when the final will take place.