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Church of England Junior School

Girls' Kwik Cricket County Final

Having already won the District tournament at Mays Bounty two weeks ago, our Year5/6 girls’ team competed at the County Schools Kwik Cricket competition at the St. Cross Cricket Ground on Wednesday, 4th July.

Thirteen teams drawn from across the county played a series of group games to decide who would be in the semi-finals.  It was obvious to all spectators that the standard of cricket set new high standards across the tournament as a whole and this was a continuation of the upward trend of performance evident in girls’ cricket over recent years.

Our girls topped their group by winning all four games and were then drawn to play Abbotswood in the semi-final. Both teams played at a very high skill level. In the heat of intense competition, our girls demonstrated superb batting and bowling technique. However, it was in the tremendous fielding and team spirit that the girls particularly excelled – the catching, the throwing and the positional sense on the field as a group was a major contributor to winning the match.

With their place in the final secured, it was clear that the girls were now performing at the peak of their ability and self-confidence. They were too strong for St. Michael’s and a decisive win by over forty runs meant the girls were crowned county champions – the first time that a girls team from St. Mary’s has achieved this prestigious feat.

Many thanks to those parents who lent their vocal and logistical support at the competition on the day.