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Sports Report - Girls cricket at Queens

Yesterday the girls travelled to Queens College to play in the annual Broderick hardball competition. 

First up were Blundells School. Chilton won the toss and bowled first. Chilton bowled well against some good batters, Morgan Edwards bowled a tight final over as Blundells finished on a gettable 55 from their 7 overs. 

In reply Chilton started well with Edwards finding the boundary on a few times. Eventually Edwards retired on 21 and Chilton needed 6 off the last over. Another wicket and a few dots meant 2 was needed off the last ball but it was unfortunately missed and Chilton were edged out in a thriller to start the day. 

Next up were the mighty Millfield. Again they batted first and some tight bowling meant that they only scored 55. In reply Chilton struggled to hit the ball consistently against some quicker bowling, Katie Escott hit some nice fours and took some balls to the body but showed tremendous resilience at the crease. We unfortunately finished 10 runs short. 

The final group game saw us play Exeter who were really up for it. They batted first once more and scored a very competitive 77 from their 7 overs. In reply Chilton mustered 40 with some interesting decision making at the crease. 

After luncheon we moved into the Plate Finals which saw us paired against Haygrove. They batted first again and only score 42 largely down to some wayward bowling as fatigue set it from a day in the sun. 

In reply Chilton prodded around and hit the occasional boundary but were leaving things very tight at the death of the innings. Some confusion on the last two balls of the game occurred, including some rather interesting decision making from the batters, before scrambling a bye off the last ball to beat Haygrove and move to the Plate Final. 

In the final we played Holyrood who we know well. We again bowled first and bowled a real mixture of excellent balls and some wayward as Holyrood powered to 62 from their 7 overs. 

In reply Chilton struggled with the pace of the bowling and mustered up 48 in reply as Holyrood ran out winners. 

It was a superb day in the sun, with a lovely bunch. It was great experience for a young side with only two U15 girls, they will be better for the experience and will come back stronger next year. 

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