Girls' Cricket Team Excel In Lady Taverner's Final At Lord's
Bede’s Under 15 Girls’ Cricket team headed to Lord's on Wednesday 16 May to play in the Lady Taverner’s Indoor National Finals.
The team, who are already Sussex and South 2018 Champions, had played exceptionally well to reach the final of the competition that 866 schools had entered. The girls played four matches, against the North, Midlands, West and East regions, with all the matches being closely fought encounters, but despite strong competition, the Bede’s girls played tremendously and won against the North team, ending up fourth in the competition.
Commenting on the day, the Girls’ Cricket coach Petch Lenham said, “This was such a positive cricket experience for the team. To have such a wonderful tour of the “home of cricket” including the Long Room and Ashes Urn and to have had the opportunity to compete against the top schools in the country was very inspiring.”
Bede’s Director of Cricket, Alan Wells added “We are all immensely proud of the team and their performance in the competition demonstrates that girls’ cricket is going from strength to strength at Bede’s.”
The team were then treated to a phenomenal display of skill on Saturday when the World Cup winning Women’s team visited Bede’s for a training 20/20 match against the Bede’s 1st XI. Four of the girls were invited to join the England squad to perform 12th man duties and spent the afternoon supporting the national team. The Bede’s Girls’ cricket team is now looking forward to a trip to the County ground to watch the England Women’s team take on South Africa on 12 June.
Summing up the week, Mimi Cisotti, from Crossways House, said “None of us had ever been to Lords before and the trip has really motivated us to continue to strive to be the best cricketers we can be and to keep progressing. I also found the presentation given by Mark Robinson, the coach of the England Women’s team at the dinner on Saturday after the match, hugely inspiring; to get such an insight into the team’s path to success was a fantastic.”
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