Junior Kings rack up a brilliant win

Thursday 14th June 2018 2:12 pm
The Kingsbridge U13s girls’ cricket team

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Rafa Nadal, the Scotland ODI team and Kingsbridge Under 11s all enjoyed that winning feeling this Sunday.

The Kinsgbridge Under 11s cricket team took to the field for their first 10-a-side, 20-over match against Abbotskerswell.

Despite a non-weather related start delay, the game got under way. The Kings lost the toss and the home team put them into bat, but it wasn’t long before they wished they hadn’t.

It took no time at all for the opening pair to rack up runs. Sam and team captain Benjy looked cool and in control against a weekend home attack that had clearly not eaten their ready-break that morning.

By the time the last bating pair Hani and George had their four overs of fame, the ball looked worn out and the scorers had run out of ink. The visitors had put on an impressive 321 runs.

After a short break owing to Belle’s birthday celebration commitment later that afternoon, it was the home teams turn to bat.

However the visiting team were rampant. Kingsbridge were totally in command. The bowling attack was accurate, fast and deadly, with the home team all out for 285.

A wonderful lunch was provided to both children and parents and great day out was had by all.

The 2018 season has seen an increase in junior numbers at the cricket club for training on Friday nights, together with a new U13 girls’ team and the latest launch is the special Wine and Wickets for ladies aged 15 and over.

The club will be hosting a bring a friend evening again this year for the girls team and also for the U14s team for boys in school years 8 and 9.

All are invited to come along to the club tonight and join in the training from 6pm to 8pm.

The girls’ section of the club has entered an U13 team into the South Devon Development League for the first time and is playing hardball pairs cricket.

This team has also entered the Lady Taverners U13 softball competition, which will be played at Stover School tomorrow.

The U11 girls’ team played in the Lady Taverners U11 softball competition earlier in the month at Ipplepen and finished as county runners-up. Ani Everitt, the girls’ manager, has been asked to organise the South Hams Girls Softball Cricket team for the South West Youth Games, so any Year 7 and 8 girls who would like to take part should contact Ani [email protected] to find out or come along to Friday night training 6pm to 8pm at The Butts, West Al­vington.

The club would like to develop girls cricket and is actively seeking sponsorship; if you would like to be involved, contact Ani for more details.

Training for the Juniors is on Fridays:


(Years 1 to 3)

6pm to 6.45pm,

U11s Development Team (Years 4 to 6) 6pm to 7.30pm,

U13 Girls (Years 5 to 8)

6pm to 8pm,

U14s (Years 7 to 9)

6pm to 8pm,

Wine and Wickets

(girls age 15+ & mums) 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Please contact Ani Everitt for more details [email protected]



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