On Thursday February 11 the UVHS U15 girls indoor cricket team travelled down to Furness College to participate in the area Lady Taverners Indoor Cricket Competition. Most of the girls had played previously and have had great success for the school over previous years, so expectations were high once again.
Our first game was against an old foe in Furness Academy. The Furness Academy staff and pupils like UVHS have been committed to girls cricket for a number of years and the game was played in the right spirit and demonstrated good all-round skills from both sets of players. We started well scoring 101 for 1 from our 8 overs with Megan.S, Ameyah.H & Megan. R all retiring for 20. Holly.P also pitched in with a good 17. We then managed to keep Furness Academy to 83 for 6 from their 8 overs. Holly.P, Megan.S and Ellie B all in the wickets.
Our second group game was against a good Chetwynde School team. Again we batted first and posted 87 for 4. Megan.S, Ameyah.H and Megan. R again batted well to retire on 20. We then hit our straps with the ball to bowl Chetwynde out for 22. Holly.P, Megan.S, Ameyah.H and Georgina.M all took wickets.
Winning our 2 games put us into the final again against Furness Academy who got the better of Chetwynde school in their group game. Our girls were confident and as reigning U15 county champions wanted another shot at the title this year. We batted first again scoring 94/2 with Megan.S, Ameyah.H, Georgina.M and Holly.P all scoring runs. Furness Academy then did their best and batted well but fell just 14 runs short of our total at 80 for 6. Megan.S, Georgina.M and Ellie B ensuring wickets fell regularly to win another area title for UVHS.
Great effort girls