Why Play Cricket?
Girls' cricket at King’s goes from strength-to-strength. The girls train regularly, especially during the Summer Term, and we run an U15 team and a 1st team. During the winter the girls can join in with the boys' training but there is also specific girls' training.
Last year the U15s played in the Lady Taverners indoor tournament and won the county cup to qualify for the regionals. They emulated this again this year and have also won the Broderick Cup (Somerset Schools' girls cricket tournament) two years running, firmly making us the most successful school for girls cricket in the South West.
In addition to these competitions, the girls are also able to play regularly in their own 1st team and U15 friendly fixtures and some also represent the boys' teams.
The girls made history last year by playing the first ever junior girls' house cricket matches on the first team wicket. This was a huge success and the girls really enjoyed playing. This year we are planning to run a junior and senior inter-house cricket competition. It continues to grow!
We currently have five county cricket players in the junior side and two county cricketers in the senior sides. Girls are also able to access the EPP programme that the school runs. This programme aims to support players into the professional game. The girls are also looking forward to training in what will be our brand new state of the art cricket center this coming spring.
The school has two dedicated cricket coaches who come in to specifically run our girls cricket including Sophie Luff (Somerset, and Western Storm cricketer). Phil Lewis and our cricket professional Robert Woodman also help out with the programme. The girls continue to develop, but what is most important to us is how much they enjoy the game here.
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