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Woodhey High School Do Themselves Proud at Regional Finals

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Woodhey High qualified as out County winners at Lady Taverners U13s to progress to Regional Finals.

Woodhey High School were the Lancashire representation at the Lady Taverners U13 competition at Headingley for the regional finals. This report is from one of the girls who took part in the competition. It sounds like the girls had a great time. 

In a very dramatic first match against Brookfield we sadly lost the toss so had to bat first. Sophie Newberry did incredibly and got to retire. 2 Wickets were taken by county player Isobel Jemmott and Jane Topping. There was AMAZING fielding from everyone! Brookfield 84 Woodhey 87 - close match! 

The 2nd match was against Bramhall. This time we won the toss so bowled first. Emilia and Isobel were amazing and got to retire when batting. Though there was no wickets through bowling there were many through our brilliant fielding! Bramhall 58 Woodhey 73 - win number 2! 

Match 3 was our final match before the semis and we were playing Egglescliffe once again we lost the toss so were stuck with batting. Again Izzy and Emilia were amazing and retired. Isobel also got a wicket along with Sophie and Amelia. Plus lots of great fielding wickets. Egglescliffe 43 Woodhey 83, into the semi finals.

The Semi finals were played against a very good Lincoln. ONCE AGAIN Emilia and izzy were astonishing! -retiring! Jane and Sophie got our only two wickets straight from a bowler! Woodhey 78 Lincoln 112 - unlucky Woodhey but well played all.

Woodhey finished a creditable 4th overall in the North.

Jen Laycock, LCB Women and Girls CDO, said: "Well done to all the girls who travelled to Headingley. A brilliant achievement from these girls, with only 1 girl currently playing cricket out of school they did really well in all their games. Good team spirit showed throughout the day by all along with lots of learning. Hopefully we can get some more of these girls playing cricket out of school at the local team based in and around Bury & Rochdale."

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