Following their success in the County round, the U13 Girls’ represented Gloucestershire in the Regional round of the Lady Taveners Cup at Edgbaston on Thursday 19 April. The girls faced two schools in their pool, Abberley Hall and Tudor Grange, with the pool winners then playing a final against the top side from the other pool. The girls raised their game impressively from the County round and delivered some excellent cricket, winning both pool matches to reach the final.
The final, against Blythe Bridge High School, was a tense game. The girls opted to bat first, as they had in the rest of the competition, and kept their batting form despite some fast and accurate bowling. They then upped their game further in the field, bowling with confidence and fielding with flair; this hard work on getting the ball back to the stumps paid off with numerous long range stumpings throughout the game. This successful technique led to them winning the Regional round and earning a place in the National Final at Lords in May.
The girls notched up some impressive averages across this round of the tournament; 116 runs per game from 8 overs, 18 wickets across three games and 8 retired.
This is a tremendous achievement and a first for girls’ cricket at BGS. Congratulations to the entire squad and best of luck in the Final.