Last week was a fabulous time for girls’ cricket at the academy. On Wednesday we played our first ever outside fixture (we have only competed in indoors competitions before).
We fielded two teams for a lovely friendly game against Heathfield, which was enjoyed by all. The Year 9 team won by eight runs, with Izzy top scoring (including hitting two fours) and the other mixed Year 8/9 team only narrowly lost.
The girls bowled overarm brilliantly, which given the fact they have only been playing for five weeks is a real achievement. They also batted and fielded well, but most importantly they all loved every minute of it!
On Thursday, we were very fortunate to have coach/player Sophie Luff from Somerset County Cricket Club come in to deliver a fantastic session for 21 girls from Years 8 and 9. They had a great time and hugely benefitted from Sophie’s expertise.