Ormskirk School Do 'The Double'
Congratulations to Ormskirk School on winning the Lancashire County Final of the Lady Taverners U15s Girls 8-a-side competition following their success in the U13s competition a week ago.
Please find report from the competition held at GH Carnell Leisure Centre on Tuesday 05 March.
Rainford High 63-3 v 81-3 Ormskirk High
Balshaws High 58-1 v 58-7 Urmston Grammar.
Ormskirk High and Balshaws High both got off to winning starts in Round 1. In Ormskirk’s opening game Erin Staunton-Turner retired along with Sasha Rowe helping Ormskirk to a winning score of 81 runs and in the other thrilling game Urmston tied on runs with Balshaws, with the latter taking the points due to having lost fewer wickets.
Clitheroe Grammar 84-5 v 74-1 Urmston Grammar
Woodhey High 84-2 v 80-7 Rainford High
Clitheroe Grammar and Woodhey High also got off to winning starts, Clitheroe were just too good for Urmston. Rainford were involved in a thriller. Rainford's opening duo of Threlkeld and Rowe both retired for the Rainford outfit, in reply Woodhey openers Sophie Heaton and Chloe Fell fought back which saw both retire. Needing 1 to win from the last ball, enter Liz Kay who smashed the ball for 4 to give Woodhey the victory!!
Urmston Grammar 59-8 v 97-1 Ormskirk High
Clitheroe Grammar 46-8 v 62-5 Balshaws High
Ormskirk were a little too strong for Urmston mainly thanks to a superb batting display by Sasha Rowe, Rachael Dickenson and Laura Jackson all retiring unbeaten. In the 2nd game Balshaws had the better of Clitheroe due to some tight bowling by the ever impressive Balshaws phenomenon, “Tilley”!!
Rainford High 58-5 v 83-5 Balshaws High
Woodhey High 92-1 v 78-5 Clitheroe Grammar
Balshaws had another convincing victory in Round 4, Ellie Threlkeld the only Rainford batter to come to grips with the Balshaws attack while Clitheroe were just beaten by a strong Woodhey outfit, Sophie Heaton once again retiring.
Ormskirk High 81-0 v 50-6 Woodhey High
Clitheroe Grammar 92-3 v 79-5 Rainford High
Ormskirk overpowered Woodhey with an emphatic victory and Clitheroe picked up their first win of the tournament, Nicole Harvey for Clitheroe retired and came back to add another 25 runs to her score, finally finishing with 40 runs in the game and the highest score by any individual!!
Balshaws High 59-7 v 52-8 Woodhey High
Round 6 saw Balshaws keep up their winning run by overcoming Woodhey in a very tight game where Woodhey thought they had victory in their sights only to have it snatched away by the very impressive “Tilley” taking her 2nd competition hatrick in a week!!!!
Rainford High 81-6 v 77-8 Urmston Grammar
Clitheroe Grammar 52 all out v 99-1 Ormskirk High
Round 7 saw the injury hit Rainford outfit finally get a win in a close run game with Urmston while in the other game Ormskirk were again just a little too strong for Clitheroe. Erin Staunton Turner from Ormskirk proved to be Clitheroe’s terminator with 3 wickets in 1 over.
Woodhey High 100-3 v 80-4 Urmston Grammar
Ormskirk High 36-2 (4.3) v 45-3 Balshaws High
Woodhey became the first team to score 100 runs in the competition, finishing on exactly 100, Sophie Heaton, Kelly Bailey and Chloe Fell all retiring in the game. Urmston hit back with their highest score of the competition also but just fell short at the end by 20 runs, Phoebe Taite and Megan Hilton the pick of the Urmston bowling.
In game 2 Ormskirk (unbeaten) were up against the other unbeaten side Balshaws, what looked on paper to be the decider was totally dominated by Ormskirk who simply went in to a different gear and upped their game accordingly. Balshaws restricted to 45-3 from their 8 overs Rachael Dickinson going for just 5 runs in her 2 overs. Ormskirk in reply took just 4 overs and 3 balls to achieve their goal.
Ormskirk High’s U15s will now represent Lancashire at the Regional Finals in late April.
The presentation party was led by the Lancashire Cricket Board's Women and Girls Officer Jenny Laycock, who was assisted by England Women's Danni Hazell and Jenny Gunn. Announced during the presentation was the coveted “Player of the Tournament” award which was awarded to Ellie Threlkeld (Rainford High) the very impressive all rounder who retired from batting in 4 of her 5 games. She was presented with 4 tickets of her choice to a Lancashire FLt20 game this summer.
The Lancashire Cricket Board would like to thank GH Carnell Sports Centre and all the schools as well as our own staff who attended on the day, also a huge thanks to the Cricket Foundation for making it possible for the England stars Danni Hazell and Jenny Gunn to be present.
1. Ormskirk High (Champions), pld 5, won 5, lost 0, pts 15
2. Balshaws High, pld 5, won 4, lost 1, pts 12
3. Woodhey High, pld 5, won 3, lost 2, pts 9
4. Clitheroe Grammar, pld 5, won 2, lost 3, pts 6
5. Rainford High, pld 5, won 1, lost 4, pts 3
6. Urmston Grammar, pld 5, won 0, lost 5, pts 0
Shaun Anders (Competitions Officer)
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