Outstanding effort and resilience all round from an inexperienced Lakers side.
From a side who had very little to no knowledge of playing cricket before, the Lakers girls did the school proud with a couple of great performances at Frocester CC. A tentative start in the first game against Newent cost us a possible win. From a coaches perspective it was obvious to see confidence building as the game went on. Performances to note were Izzy Sykes who bowled with great accuracy pitching the ball high up the wicket and a brilliant display by Millie Purser who took a wicket and made a maiden over. Unfortunately, we fell short by only 9 runs in the end with a solid last over from Newent limiting us to only one run.
Another close second game against Cotswold School saw Lakers narrowly loose out. Looking at the bowling figures it was clear to see that when on song the difference was faster and more accurate bowling from the Cotswolds which restricted Lakers scoring runs. However, on a positive note many of the Cotswold girls play cricket on a regular basis at school and clubs all year round with net sessions in winter, so to only just be beaten was a smashing effort. To summarise, this was a good learning curve and opportunity for the girls, the experience will stand us in good stead meaning we can be more competitive in future tournaments!
Lakers 55- Newent 64
Lakers 50- Cotswold 58
Team: Millie Purser, Izzy Sykes, Tamzin Latham, Kayleigh Edwards, Ruby Purser, Rebecca Smith, Rosie Griffiths, Toni Tyler, Emily Wood, Megan Cotton, Kayleigh Brooks, Saffron Smith.