Old Buckenham High School U15 Lady Taverners Winners 2017

Old Buckenham High School U15 Lady Taverners Winners 2017Old Buckenham High School U15 Lady Taverners Winners 2017

Old Buckenham High School have won the 2017 Indoor U15 Lady Taverners School Competition which took place on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at the UEA Sportspark. The competition was decided on the final ball in the final match of the competition as Norwich School were runners-up in a thrilling final.

The 2017 Indoor U15 Lady Taverners saw a record 16 schools compete in the competition which shows how girls cricket in schools continues to grow year on year.

The competition started in Mid-February as 12 schools took part in an initial qualifying event to determine which schools would join Old Buckenham, Norwich School, Flegg & Thorpe who were all seeded through to the finals based on previous years results. Broadland & Thorpe were the two schools who qualified through to the finals which saw 6 schools battle it out to be crowned 2017 champions on 22nd March at the UEA Sportspark.

Finals Day

Finals day took place inside the UEA Sportpark as per pervious years with 3 sports hall in use at all times ensuring each school was consistantly playing throughout the day. This meant that each school played eachother in a round-robin competition with an overal league table used to determine the finak standings.

The standard of girls cricket in Norfolk is continuing to grow year on year and this competition was no different with better batting, bowling & fielding on display than ever before from every team.

It was clear from early on in the competition that despite the high standard from all 6 schools that there were two teams who the standout teams in the 2017 competition. These were Old Buckenham and Norwich school who all won their first 4 group matches that they played. This meant that the match between the two schools was a 'winner takes all' and it happened to work out by chance that this was the last fixture of the day.

Norwich School batted first and set a very competative score of 80/5 from their 8 allotted overs thanks to some explosive batting early on from some of the top order batters. In reply Old Buckenham continued to keep up with the required run-rate, although it was clear from very early on that this match would go right down to the wire. With 8 required from the final over, Old Buckenham held their nerve to win the match (91/4) off the penultimate ball of the match.

A fitting way to end another fabulous Indoor Lady Taverners Competition with the game played in great spirit with lots of quality on show from both teams.

Old Buckenham High School will now go on to represent Norfolk in the Regional Finals at Leicester on Thursday 27th April 2017.

Final Table/Standings


POS

TEAM

PLAYED

WON

LOST

POINTS

GROSS RUNS

1

Old Buckenham HS

5

5

0

15

484

2

Norwich School

5

4

1

13

530

3

Broadland High School

5

2

3

9

435

4

Thorpe St Andrew

5

2

3

9

417

5

Flegg High School

5

2

3

9

409

6

Lynn Grove Academy

5

0

5

5

311



Summary of Results / Pictures (Please click on links below)

pdf Lady Taverners - Under 15 Results 2017.pdf

Old Buckenham HS - U15 Lady Taverners Champions 2017.JPG

Norwich School - U15 Lady Taverners Runners-Up 2017.JPG



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