Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr and Bassaleg School represent Wales at Lords

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        The Bassaleg Team with Mike Gatting (In the Pink Cap!)

Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr in Swansea & Bassaleg School in Newport represented Wales at the Lady Taverners’ National Schools’ Indoor Finals at Lord’s on the 8th & 9th May.

Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr represented Wales in the U13 category while Bassaleg School competed in the U15 category.   Both schools qualified for their Lord’s appearance after winning the Welsh Schools Indoor Finals at the home of Glamorgan Cricket, the SWALEC Stadium on the 22nd & 23rd April.  

The UK’s first national girls’ only competition was established in 2003 and provides a vital pathway for grassroots girls’ cricket. More than 40 schools from Wales took part in the competition which began with local festivals. Cricket Wales has been working with participating schools to develop players, train teachers and signpost players to local club opportunities.  

Teams taking part in the National Finals included some of the top Girls’ Schools in the Country and the standard of cricket was extremely high. Both schools represented Wales extremely well and were competitive in all matches. Reaching the National Finals of a competition involving over 750 schools is a major achievement and the girls can be proud of their accomplishments.  

Cricket Wales Development Manager Gavin Hawkey said ‘Cricket Wales has identified girls’ cricket as one of our priorities. Our team of Community Coaches is supporting the development of cricket in schools, offering an important competitive opportunity via the Lady Taverners competition and encouraging players to join local clubs.’  

Competition Coordinator Steve Watkins said ‘We have been running the Lady Taverners’ competition for a number of years but this year saw an increase in the number of entries on a local level, which contributed to two very competitive finals days at the SWALEC Stadium. In turn the two teams that qualified for the National Finals at Lords were more competitive than ever before’.     

Lady Taverners' U15 Full Match Report  

 Brighton College 80 – 5, Bassaleg 43 – 7 (Lost by 37 runs)
 Tudor Green School 79 – 6, Bassaleg 59 - 8 (Lost by 20 runs)
 Bassaleg 72 - 5  Millfield School 72 – 7 (Match Tied)
 Bassaleg 75 – 5,  Ilkley Grammar School 106 – 7 (Lost by 31 runs)  

 1st : Brighton College (London & East)
 2nd : Ilkley Grammar School (North)
 3rd : Tudor Green School (Midlands)
 4th : Millfield School (South & West)
 5th : Ysgol Bassaleg (Wales)

Details of the U13 results will be posted when they are to hand.
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