U13 Girls Win The Nottingham High Cricket Festival Cup
Princethorpe’s U13A Girls Cricket team batted and bowled their hearts out at the Nottingham High Cricket Festival last weekend. In a superb performance, they won all their matches and took first place in the Cup competition.
The festival took place on Saturday 13 May at Nottingham High School and was for Year 7 and 8 pupils. Six schools took part in each age group category, the U13s and U12s. With the three teams scoring the most runs going through to the cup competition, while the lower scoring teams went through to the Plate competition.
The U13 Girls played two games in the pool stage, winning both:
Princethorpe 262 runs scored vs Loughborough High School 246 runs scored
Princethorpe 234 runs scored vs Nottingham High School 231 runs scored
The girls qualified second out of the six schools and progressed to the cup competition. Here the team upped their performance to win both of their games by a significant number of runs:
Princethorpe 261 runs scored vs Ratcliffe 217 runs scored
Princethorpe 253 runs scored vs Bablake 207 runs scored.
Team coach, Ellie Callan, said, “The girls were fantastic on the day. Each and every one of them played a role in the team to help them secure the festival win, whether that be taking a wicket, catching the opposition out, hitting a six or showing strong communication and leadership skills throughout the tournament. The girls were commended by several schools on the quality and consistency of their bowling, which ultimately helped them to knock down the run total of other teams.”
Anabel Davis received the coach’s player of the tournament award for bowling the best overs of the day and hitting a big six.
Charlotte Gower was awarded most improved player. She listened to feedback and was able to improve elements of her game in most of the matches we played.
Well done also to the U12s team, the tournament was a fantastic opportunity for them to gain valuable match experience.