10 June 2017
More Success for our Girl Cricketers
At the end of last month the King’s College girls’ cricket team won the Broderick Cup at Queen's College, retaining the title for the second year.
After winning the first match against Haygrove School, the King’s team – which included several debutants – showed confidence as they fielded first in the second game against Queen's College.
Accurate bowling and tight fielding managed to restrict the opposition and King's were able to chase the score to win. The final match in Group A was against Chilton Trinity in which King's triumphed once more to reach the last two.
King's knew the final against Wellington School would be a tricky and tough game. Batting first, Wellington looked set for a good score, but Rosie Thornhill, on her debut, got two early wickets that turned out to be the game changer.
King's did lose some early wickets bringing pressure on the novice players, but with the last pair, Nicole Marlow and Beth Barzotelli at the wicket, 12 were needed off the final two overs. Beth's first ball was an amazing four deep mid-wicket and Nicole, facing the last ball with one to win, hit a cover drive to the boundary.
King’s captain Molly Vellacott secured the prize for the most runs of the tournament and King's retained the cup for another year with their new squad.
Earlier this month King’s hosted teams from the MCC, Millfield School and Blundell’s School in an inaugural T20 Festival that is now to become an annual event.
The King's team managed to pull off two wins, much to their delight. Ana Richards, who also plays for Somerset Girls’ Under 17s, was King's most valuable player of the day, scoring 50 runs against the MCC, picking up three wickets against Blundell’s. Another performance of note for King’s came from Grace Perkins, whose bowling debut was marked with a wicket maiden!
The King's Under 15s have enjoyed playing local girls' teams from Wellington School and Taunton School. In the match against Wellington both Abi White and Elise Johnson-Raimade great contributions with the bat, which was followed up with some good fielding and bowling performances, especially from Jenna Kirby, which enabled the hosts to win by seven runs. In the Under 15 match against Taunton School earlier this week the King's girls batted well and posted 109 with team captain Alice Dymond top scoring.