On Wednesday after many wet weather cancellations we finally got to take part in the Ribble Valley and Hyndburn Girls cricket tournament. A team of 8 girls fro Year 5 & 6 competed in the tournament. During our first game against SASJ Mairead opened up with bullet speed bowling and putting the opposition under pressure. Excellent fielding meant we only allowed one four to slip through our clutches. We batted strongly taking advantages of the gaps in the field. Lilly-Ella stepped up to bat her over and scored six fours in a row, giving us the opportunity to pull away. The final score was an Oakhill win 248-204
Second game was Peel Park, a large strong team. As they stepped up to bat Gee was our star taking two wickets and making a fantastic catch. Excellent safe fielding ensured the score was kept down. Zara, Jess and Lydia showed excellent agility in the field backing up and keeping the boundary firm and secure. More great batting from our for pairs ended up in our second win and a result of 242-218.
In the final game we took on Benjamin Hargreaves who similarly had won all of their previous games with a great amount of runs. The girls had to remain focussed throughout. Strong supportive fielding meant only single runs were scored. Nellie made a fantastic catch to be proud off. Rebecca bowled well on her debut in cricket and made some good decisions whilst fielding. We knew that we needed lots of runs to ensure a win. And that is what we went out and did. The girls made good calls and excellent communication meant no one was out. Some more strong batting ensured another win with a score of 236-218.
Well done to all the girls who were commended once again on their manners and skilful play. The girls were unbeaten and came home with gold medals and a pass through to the county finals that take place at Northern cricket club, Liverpool in July.