Ormskirk School make National Final
Ormskirk School's Under 13 girls cricketers have made it to another National Final! This time in the National Chance to Compete Competition.
As North of England winners, the team travelled to Eckington Cricket Club in Derbyshire to play the winners from the Midlands Regional Finals, Tutor Grange Academy from Solihull. The format for the contest was best of three games. Ormskirk dominated and the opposition struggled to cope with the power and skill from the girls. The first game saw Ormskirk open the batting and reach an impressive 97-0 off the 8 overs, in reply Tutor Grange scored 45. In the second game Ormskirk again selected to bat first and surpass their previous total with a massive 104 runs scored. Again the opposition battled hard but could not catch up, finishing on 44.
Laura Goff, PE teacher said: "Their tactical awareness and knowledge of the game has improved so much over the past 6 months, they are a pleasure to coach and I have high expectations of them at the Nationals.
John Doyle, Head Teacher added: "I have almost run out (no pun intended) of superlatives to describe our U13 girls cricket team. They are absolutely amazing and I know that some of them are by now on first name terms with some of the England Women's team, so often have they met them. It would not surprise me at all if one or two of our team reach that standard in their later career."
The girls will now play in the National Finals on Wednesday 14th August at Wormsley Cricket Ground, described as 'one of the finest grounds in the world'. The team will face South Dartmoor College from Devon, in a match to be played after the final day of the England Women's Ashes match against Australia. The team are hoping to meet both the England and Australia players and try to impress them with their batting and bowling skills.
The Team: Erin Staunton-Turner (captain), Lucy Staunton-Turner, Danni Bird, Amelia Size, Fynn Kennedy, Chloe Greenwood, Emma Gill, Erin Kenny, Elise Rimmer.
For more information about Chance to Compete visit the Chance to Shine website at: http://www.chancetoshine.org/about-us/what-we-do/chance-to-compete.
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