The U13 cricket team had been invited to the North of England final of this National Competition as they had reached the North final of the indoor competition.

There were 6 teams in the competition : Appleby Grammar School, Cumbria ; North Durham Academy, Durham ; Urmston Grammar School, Lancashire ; Corbridge Middle School, Northumberland ; Driffield School, Yorkshire and AGGS, Cheshire.

The competition was played in 2 sections of 3. We lost our first match against Driffield and then against Corbridge so we then played for 5th/6th place. The girls had a great match and beat Appleby Grammar School quite easily. It was great to see them win a match.

The girls played some excellent cricket against some very strong opposition. In the final Corbridge beat Urmston. ( We actually had a better result against Corbridge!!!!!).

Well done to Laurie Sheridan and her team : Charlotte Lord, Nielja Gerhard, Lois Haworth, Sarah Wide, Emma Simpson, Amber Thoms, Emily Conway, Millie Sewell Nd Lucia Oram. It was a great achievement seeing as, out of a squad of 10 players, only 4 of them were crickets. The rest were very good games players transferring their skills from their major sports.

Two of our senior players also came to act as managers and ended up scoring and learning how to fill in a proper score sheet. Ellie and Hannahhad a great time.

Special thanks must go to Mrs Simpson,who came to support the team and to Mr Sheridan for coaching the team throughout the tournament.

We all had a great day.