4 April 2017
King's Girls Win Lady Taverners for Second Year Running
Our U15 girls were crowned the Somerset Champions after they beat Taunton School in the final of the Lady Taverners Under 15 indoor cup.
The second semi-final saw King's' playing St Katherine's from North Somerset. Batting first King's scored 130, in reply to which, thanks to an impressive bowling and fielding performance, St Katherine's were limited to 53.
The final saw King's facing their local rivals Taunton School, who turned out to be their toughest opponents so far.
Despite accurate bowling, King's managed to score 121 runs with many girls retiring, allowing the whole team the chance bat.
A target of 122 runs to win off only 8 overs put the pressure on Taunton School and King's gained an early breakthrough with a run-out in the first over.
The following overs saw the girls bowl accurately and field tightly with the steady fall of Taunton wickets. They were eventually all-out in the final over, short of the required total, leaving King’s the winners.
The King’s College team, who were playing in their new shirts, sponsored by Somerset County Sports, now progress through to the regional final.
Leisa Lavender, Girls’ Cricket Coordinator at King’s said “ This victory means that King’s retain their Somerset Under 15 Girls Lady Taverners Trophy. The girls have trained hard this winter and this was a thoroughly deserved victory.”
The King's girls are now county champions for the second year in a row and will proceed to the regional finals in April.