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U13 Girls crowned National Champions 2011

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Lancashire Girls U13s have triumphed as National Champions after beating Sussex in the final today (Wednesday 31 August).

Yesterday the girls won their semi-final clash against Somerset with ease by bowling them out for 27 runs. In reply Lancashire knocked off the runs in 5 overs with no wickets lost, therefore winning by 10 wickets.

The final against Sussex was played at Denby CC today with highlights of the day's events below.

Final Highlights - as it happened

11:00: Sussex win toss and put Lancashire in to bat.

11:15: Lancashire 25 for 0 off 4 overs.

11:52: Lancashire 81 for 0 off 15 overs (half way).

12:56: Lancashire 176 for 7 off 30 overs innings closed, Emma Lamb 74.

13:54: Sussex 36 for 4.

13:59: Sussex 36 for 6 off 8 overs.

14:04: Sussex 36 for 7.

14:10: Sussex 40 for 8.

14:12: Sussex 41 for 9.

14:16: Sussex 46 all out.

Lancashire crowned National Champions for 2011.

Well done to all the team, including: players, coaching staff and parents on this great achievement.

For a report on the semi-final and final please select: Jenny Laycock's blog.


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Chris Weetman 30/08/2011 18:59:52
Having watched the girls `demolish` Somerset today, the County can have high hopes for tomorrow! Just play to your collective potential girls......and win it !
Melanie Brownlow 30/08/2011 19:05:10
Excellent news! Have a great day tomorrow - here's to well deserved success !
Melanie Brownlow 31/08/2011 19:27:18
Well done girls , many congratulations !
John Williams 01/09/2011 08:41:39
Excellent performance. Well done to Jenny and Chris and all the girls.
Chris Weetman 01/09/2011 09:07:45
Having watched the final, I would add that this was an excellent performance from Lancashire U13 girls. The whoops of delight when Sussex won the toss from players and spectators alike, soon turned to silence as the Lancs openers, and Ellie Threlkeld in particular, took the bowling and fielding apart with a mixture of smart singles and well timed drives and cuts. Even a middle order `wobble` when the `hitters` had been sent in, was too little too late for Sussex, and Hannah Jones` cameo 19 no took the score up to an imposing target.
The bowlers and fielders then set about their business, and even at 30-2 after 6 overs the writing was on the wall. Every catch was held, and run out opportunity taken, and with fielders throwing themselves across the turf to save even an odd single, the difference in athleticism between the two teams was clear, and acknowledged by even the Sussex coaches. Credit too to Ellie Ralston for her adept captaincy and field placings.
As a Leicestershire (other losing semi finalists) parent was overheard to say at the presentation- "they are a seriously good (cricket) team"
Congratulations to Tony Potter, Jenny Laycock and Chris Chambers who deserve huge credit in overseeing what I believe, is the first natonal success for Lancs women`s cricket.
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