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U15 Victory vs Epsom Ladies

After a narrow defeat to Hurstpierpoint before half term, the girls’ U15 cricketers were keen to get a win under their belts. A home match against Epsom Ladies Cricket Club on Monday 8 June proved to be just the chance they were hoping for. Batting first, St John’s posted a very competitive 66 runs from their 15 overs. Ruby Breakspear (Lower Fifth, South House) led the innings with 18 runs, closely followed by Lucie Bishop (Fourth Form, South House) who offered 15 runs, both girls hitting the boundaries with ease. Issy Hammersley (Lower Fifth, Haslewood House) and Estella Jones (Lower Fifth, South House) finished the innings in style by hitting some powerful blows in the last few overs.

The St John’s bowlers were on form straight away, with the opening spell from Molly Saunders a quite outstanding performance. Molly took three wickets from her three overs, ably supported by Ruby Breakspear, Lucie Bishop, Sophie Walton (Lower Fifth, South House), Freya Scarry (Fourth Form, Haslewood House) and Hope MacMillan (Lower Fifth, Haslewood House). All of the girls bowled with great control, picking up vital wickets throughout the Epsom innings and finally bowling them out for 61.  

Cricket coach David Hammond commented, "Victory was well deserved and all of the girls should be extremely proud of their achievement. The opposition have all been playing cricket regularly for a number of years and play in competitive matches throughout the season. Considering this is only the second or third hard-ball match our girls have played, it really does put the victory into perspective."

Published on 11/06/2015

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