Our talented Girls Cricketers displayed all of their skills and inspiring team spirit, in winning the County Cup on Tuesday at Chester-Le-Street CC. The competition had 207 entries this season, but our girls literally bowled over the opposition! Five of our players were involved in last year's County Cup success, so to retain it was a very unique achievement.
Group stage victories over Hurworth (Darlington), Sedgefield Primary and Neville's Cross (Durham) saw our girls reach the semi-finals. Highly regarded Prior's Mill (Stockton) were then brushed aside in the semi-final, to set up a final against a very strong cricketing school, Escomb (Wear Valley).
However our girls were not phased by the task in hand, as usual they more than rose to the occasion. Batting first we smashed 254 for the loss of no wicket in the final. The batting performance was then completely backed up by our bowling and fielding, as we took six Escomb wickets with spectacular catching and accurate bowling! Escomb never threatened our total as we won with a record final victory of 56 runs!
Well played to Ella Wood (Captain), Shreya Bhardwaj and Sophie Rowland ( Vice Captains), Lucy Wright, Megan Tooley, Elizabeth Kilminster, Nancy Odile, Tabitha Severs and Leoni Donachie. Once again, we were also well supported with wonderful family support in Chester-Le-Street, something which makes our school so special!
Thank you for your dedication girls, not just for this year but for the last three year's where you have played some amazing cricket, and developed one of the best team spirits I've witnessed!
Girls County Cricket Champions 2016!
Venue – Chester-Le -Street CC
St. Bede’s RC 251 for 1 – 210 for 5 Hurworth ( Darlington)
Sedgefield 210 for 3 - 211 for 5 St. Bede’s RC
Neville’s Cross (Durham City) 201 for 8 - 264 for 0 St. Bede’s RC
Group Winners and through to Semi-Finals!!
Prior’s Mill (Stockton) 214 for 5 - 254 for 1 St. Bede’s RC
County Cup Final 2016
St. Bede’s RC 253 for 0 - 198 for 7 Escomb (Wear Valley)
St. Bede’s retain the County Cup. The performances, especially after the hard fought win over Sedgefield were outstanding. It takes a lot of ability to win a County Cup, it takes real character to retain it! Well played girls!!