Sports Report - Girls Cricket
This evening the year 10 girls (and two 9s) played in the local round of indoor cricket. Despite little practice they were ecstatic to come up against Millfield and Taunton School!
After losing the toss we batted first and crawled to 55 from our 7 overs despite Olivia Fursland's 14 being a good effort once she decided to actually try and whack the ball!
Taunton batted well and breezed our score but Luisa Darke took one wicket, clean bowling a county cricketer, which prompted a series of brilliant fist pumps with about 8 double foot stomps! Grace Lowe bowled well as did Mia Austin.
In the second game we played Millfield and again skipper Austin lost the toss and we batted first. In the face of some quality opening bowling Chilton struggled but Olivia Fursland batted brilliantly and ran between the wickets much better in scoring 15. But a clatter of wickets meant Grace Lowe batted on her own but added 18 runs to get us to 52 all out which was a great effort from her!
Millfield knocked it around and then smashed their way past our total easily but the girls were good fun to be with and Taunton would like some fixtures in the summer, which is nice.
Taunton went on to beat Millfield in the final (a shame for them!) the girls can count themselves a touch unlucky in the draw for the first round of this competition!