Castle Manor girls cricketers impress
Monday, 4th March 2013.
Castle Manor Academy girls cricket team travelled to Newmarket on Thursday, February 28, for the district round of the under 15s Lady Taverners Indoor Cricket Competition.
Two teams from Castle Manor Academy went along to compete against Newmarket, who were the only local other school to field a team.
This is the first time Castle Manor Academy have fielded a girls cricket team and, despite this, the girls did not fail to impress.
Initially losing the toss, captain Emma Ellis got the innings off to an impressive start. Following a mix-up she was run out for 11, but this brought Karolina Hryszko to the crease.
Newmarket fielded impressively and a middle order collapse ensued. Sophie Carter-Miller joined Karolina in a valiant last-wicket stand of 26. Castle Manor finished 91 for 7.
Newmarket’s innings never really got off the ground after superb opening overs from Sian Tatum and Catrina Nunes. Lightning fielding from all ensured that Newmarket collapsed to a final score of 26 all out.
Castle Manor Academy will return to the same venue on Monday, March 11, for the county final.
Rob Dovaston, teacher in charge of cricket, said afterwards: “Despite having only had a few training sessions, the girls showed great enthusiasm and effort, along with plenty of skill.
"We will continue to train hard and hope to grow the success of girls cricket in the town, in partnership with Haverhill Cricket Club.”
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