With cricket said to be one of the fastest growing team sports for the girls in the UK, Moreton Hall’s cricketers are at the forefront of this success story.
Out of over 850 schools, Moreton’s U15 Team finished fourth in the finals of the Lady Taverners Girls School Indoor Cricket Competition held at Lord's.
After losing to Felsted School and Queen Elizabeth School, the team played with grit and determination in their last game against Leicester Grammar School. The standard was very high but they put in an incredible performance and won by 42 runs. Moreton scored 107 and Freya got 5 wickets for 10 runs!
“The girls have had an incredible season” explains Kate Simlett-Groves, Head of Sport at Moreton. “To finish 4th in this national competition is an outstanding achievement and something they should all be very proud of.” Kate goes on to say: “Cricket has always been on the summer sports calendar but, like the rest of the country, we are experiencing a real rise in interest for the sport and the girls skills are developing at an impressive rate. A huge step forward in Moreton’s development cricket is the installation of indoor cricket nets. They will allow players as young as Year 5 to have the opportunity to work on their batting and bowling techniques before each season starts. We have also invested in a bowling machine to extend the provision especially for our older girls who play in national competitions.” Principal, Jonathan Forster commented: “We are very excited about this new sporting development and the support that it gives, especially to woman's cricket.”
Moreton Hall is also supporting Oswestry Cricket Club in developing a woman's team and having the nets at Moreton will provide opportunities to the club.