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Girls’ Cricket Takes Off at Hill House!

Our girls have really embraced the challenge of learning a new sport, enjoying their first competitive cricket match this term!

From Year 4 to Year 9, the girls have been training hard in the cricket nets and that hard work is starting to pay off with the U14s taking their first victory in a hard fought contest with Trent College last week.

Head of Girls’ Games, Miss Barnes, says, “Girls cricket is developing massively across the country, with women getting more matches shown on television and the national side doing very well. We are delighted to be able to introduce our girls to sports that they may not have encountered before. Their passion for hockey and netball remains, but it is wonderful to see them really embrace cricket. Our U14 girls trained through the winter and had their first match against Trent College, playing a T20 game. Hill House scored 282 runs and took 8 wickets including our bowlers hitting the wickets, catching the opposition out and a few run outs!  Trent replied with 170 runs and only took 6 wickets. A great first outing for this enthusiastic and talented group.”

The girls have really taken to the game. First time cricketer, Rebecca Leggott, said, “I’ve played hockey and netball for years and am really enjoying getting to grips with a new sport. I’m looking forward to more fixtures!”

Year 9’s Niamh Doody, who already plays cricket for Nottinghamshire, said, “It is great to be playing cricket competitively at school! As a team, we’ve really worked hard so I am happy that we won our first match!”