Milford Haven U13 GIRLS BOWL THEM OVER
With the Women’s Cricket World Cup being held in India in February, a Girls 5x60 Cricket Club was set up at each secondary school in Pembrokeshire this term to mirror this tournament, with the aim of inspiring the girls to have a go at cricket culminating in the Lady Taverners' Competition.
Milford Haven School coach Eleri Williams has been delivering a weekly lunchtime club, with 18 girls attending regularly. The girls played their first game recently in the first round of the girls Lady Taverners' Competition beating Tasker Milward School and qualifying for the Pembrokeshire Finals Day at Tenby Leisure Centre.
On March 13th the squad of: Chloe Hood (Captain), Sophie Howell, Nia Jenkins, Casey Briskham, Jasmine John, Katie Griffiths, Ella John and Ellie Parks, travelled to Tenby Leisure Centre to compete in the Pembrokeshire Lady Taverners' Finals. The girls beat Ysgol Bro Gwaun in the semi final and progressed to beat Sir Thomas Picton in the final and win the competition. Chloe Hood starred with 9 wickets on the day.
The girls now go on to represent Pembrokeshire at the Welsh National Finals in Cardiff. To follow up this success, the girls will be playing regular school fixtures after school next term in the newly formed 5x60 Girls Kwik Cricket League in Pembrokeshire and will be provided with the opportunity to play and take part in the sport outside of school with a local community club.
Cricket Development Officer for Sport Pembrokeshire – the sports development arm of Pembrokeshire County Council - Matt Freeman said all the girls in the Lady Taverners' competition had played to an extremely high standard.“The formation of the U13 girls school league will enable more girls to continue to play a sport they clearly enjoy while we hope that the girls will be able to feed into the Regional Under 13 Squad and Pembrokeshire Women’s League also.”