U15 girls’ indoor cricket team runners-up in Lady Taverners competition
Our U15 girls’ indoor cricket team took part in the Lady Taverners cricket competition this week, taking home the runner-up position!
After losing in the final last year in the last ball, the girls were keen to win this year. They started the day off superbly by fielding and batting like true cricketers, winning all three of their pool games rather convincingly against Stephen Perse Foundation, Netherhall School and St.Bede’s School. These early successes meant the team automatically qualified for the final.
Tensions were high after the announcement of who they would be playing against in the final; The Leys School. Choosing the field first and an early run out in the second ball of the over set a very high tempo for the Perse team. The team fielded well but were perhaps not as slick as in the pool games. They gave away very few wides but The Leys managed to reach a score of 90 for 3.
Sofia Baldelli and Chloe Curtis-Smith opened the batting and unfortunately were given the same fate of an early run out. Claudia Baldelli entered as the third batswoman, coming extremely close to winning the game for the team, putting on pressure to run on every ball, despite the risk. She had a solid score of 78, needing 12 runs from 12 balls, but unfortunately she was stumped out (it was a very close call that could have gone either way). This meant that the team were crowned runners-up.
It was a superb final played with true team spirit. The girls were disappointed to lose but demonstrated some very technical and impressive cricket, and were proud to take home the runner-up position.
Well done to all girls for being excellent ambassadors for The Perse.