By Abbie Whybrow (4th, Q)
The U15 girls’ cricket squad took part in the first round of the national Lady Taverners competition. This is an indoor 7 a-side cricket competition in which all players bowl and each side has 8 overs. The U11, U13 and U15 competitions provide a framework to play at both an informal and more competitive level, with a clear progression pathway to local clubs and development programmes. Almost half of the current England women’s squad have developed through these competitions, including Heather Knight, Anya Shrubsole and Sarah Taylor.
In the first match, College played against Pate’s Grammar School. College batted first scoring 112: a strong score. In reply, Pate’s never got to grip with tight bowling, especially from Izzy Crossland (4th, W) and India Turner (4th, W), and managed only 42. A resounding victory! The second match saw us against local rivals Cheltenham Ladies’ College. After winning the toss, we decided to field first, restricting the Ladies’ College to 55 runs in the full 8 overs. This target was easily reached in 4 overs.
We now move on to play in the county final!