Girls cricket: Linton girls lead the way

PUBLISHED: 13:09 21 February 2011 | UPDATED: 13:09 21 February 2011

The under 13 girls cricket team from Linton Village College

The under 13 girls cricket team from Linton Village College

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The college U13 girl’s cricket team managed to continue a fine winning streak by lifting the Lady Taverners Indoor Championship at Cambridge Regional College.

IF THE girls from Linton Village College were asking ‘Owzat?’, right now the answer would have to be, well, very good actually.

The college U13 girl’s cricket team managed to continue a fine winning streak by lifting the Lady Taverners Indoor Championship at Cambridge Regional College.

Captained by Becca Free, the team took home the trophy after winning the U12 Cambridgeshire county championship at Fenners last summer.

The event involved four fast-paced Twenty20 style matches against Melbourn Village College, St Bede’s School, Manor Community College and Perse School for Girls.

LVC started well with a 16-run victory over Melbourn, helped by some tight bowling by Amie Perry.

In their second match against St Bede’s, the girls notched up a total of 90 runs including a top score of 30 from Leanne Cox, which they defended thanks to fine catches from Katie Lowe and skipper Free.

Victory over Manor was followed by a difficult run chase against Perse Girls. In the end, LVC fell just short of the required total of 77 but their performances over the day ensured that they won the title on the amount of runs scored.

“These girls have been a pleasure to teach,’ said John Maddock,” head of PE. “Most of them had not played cricket before last year but they are getting stronger all the time.

“I hope that some of them go on to play for their local village clubs. Thanks are due to the Cambridgeshire Cricket Association, the South Cambridgeshire School Sports Partnership and coach Rob Benson for their support.”

The LVC team will now represent Cambridgeshire in the East of England regional finals on March 29.


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