The U15 cricket team played against Urmston Grammar School in the second round of the School Sports Magazine’s T 20 competition. Urmston scored 111 for 5 after their 50 overs. Our team played well and kept Urmston’s score to a beatable one.

However Urmston had some very strong bowlers who could bowl hard and straight and out batters could not cope. We were all out for 47. 

This was a heavy loss but a lot of positives came out of the match to work on for next time. Most of our team had not played hard ball cricket before but had enjoyed the challenge of learning a new sport. Cricket is growing at ‘Alti Girls’ and more and more girls are coming to Toby’s practice on a Friday lunchtime.

We must also thank Timperley Cricket Club for providing the funding to buy two sets of quick cricket for us. We are hoping to develop cricket further with our more experienced players running sessions to encourage some of their friends to start playing. These two sets of bats, balls and stumps will therefore be very useful.