U13 Girls Lift the County Cricket Cup
King’s Hall lifted the Somerset Under 13 Girls’ County Cricket Cup after beating Millfield in an exciting and close run final at King’s Bruton School recently.
The County Cup matches were played over 10 overs per side, in teams of eight, with every one having to bowl except the wicket-keeper, and then three girls bowling a second over.
After being asked to bat first, we made 84 for three which included a quickfire 21 off 11 balls from Emily Ogle, before she had to retire, and a run a ball 20 by Harriet Wrelton, before she too retired and 10 off five balls.
Chasing a target of 85 right from the start, the King’s fielding and bowling kept the pressure on Millfield, but despite this they managed to keep up with the run rate throughout their innings.
Emily Ogle was charged with the responsibility of bowling the last over and kept her cool. Millfield needed six off the last ball to tie, which in the event went for four, and they ended on 82 for two, giving us victory by two runs.
Player of the Match went to Harriet Wrelton, who in addition to scoring 20, claimed one of the wickets and conceded just five runs from her two overs.
Team coach, Anna Hardy, said: “It really was a very close match with some fantastic cricket on display – the standard of batting, bowling and fielding was excellent! It was such a lovely occasion and credit must go to Millfield and their staff, as well as Chris Twort, the organiser, for making it such a competitive match.”
She added: “The girls have had a fantastic cricket season being undefeated – they are a special group of girls who have been a pleasure to coach and spend time with.”
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