Bede’s Girls Cricketers Win T20 National Cup
Petch Lenham, Head of Girls Cricket

On Tuesday 5 July, the Bede’s U18 Girls Cricket team celebrated becoming national champions at the T20 National Cricket Cup in Oxford.

Bede’s enjoyed an exciting match in the semi-finals against Millfield School, during which Bede’s restricted Millfield to 66-9 and chased the score with 6 wickets in hand. In the final, Shrewsbury School scored 91 all out in 18 overs, with Bede’s chasing the total in 8 overs and winning the match by 10 wickets.

Bede’s U18 Girls cricket team with their National T20 Cup trophies

Petch Lenham, Head of Girls Cricket at Bede’s, comments, “We are incredibly proud of all the Bede’s girls, who showed tremendous skill, dedication and sportsmanship on and off the pitch.

“In the semi-final, Alice, Ryana and Millie each took two wickets, while Molly, Ryana and Mary were responsible for run outs. Ryana and Matilda scored the winning runs.

Bede’s cricketers Mary Taylor and Alice Capsey pictured by the National T20 final scoreboard

“The girls also played well in the final, with Alice and Ryana both taking wickets. Indi finished with bowling figures of 3-19, and Millie and Matilda also bowled accurately. Molly, Mary and Ryana were responsible for run outs, and Ada took a great catch at mid-off. Izzy kept well in both games. Well done all!”

The Bede’s U18 Girls team is now looking forward to playing in the 100 Ball final in September.

Bede’s U18 Girls cricket team, pictured with coaches Petch Lenham and Sarah Taylor

Alan Wells, Director of Cricket at Bede’s, adds, “I am delighted with the girls’ performances; their success is testament to their hard work, and is very well deserved. We are proud to have superb girls and boys teams, and it’s safe to say that cricket is thriving at Bede’s.”