U9As v Town Close

Score: Town Close – 276   Langley Prep – 275

With perfect weather conditions for playing cricket and a group of very enthusiastic young cricketers, Town Close won the toss and put LPS@TH into bat. Ella and Sofia opened the batting and with some good communication and steady play, they took the score to 211 with the loss of just one wicket. Danielle and Angelica were next in with Danielle hitting a four with her first strike and Angelica also showing her prowess with the bat, the girls took the score to 229 without losing any wickets. Next in was Evie and Sophie who together put on a further 20 runs with another boundary from Evie and with excellent communication between them, took every run available for the loss of just one wicket from a very good catch. With 244 runs on the board, Olivia and Amelia extended the score to 260, again for the loss of just one wicket and some bold running. The two youngest girls, Bella and Venna batted the final four overs, taking the final score to 275 without losing a wicket, showing maturity beyond their years.

Bowling was consistent from all the girls with Amelia, Venna, Angelica and Ella all taking wickets and Sofia bowling a maiden over! There was great excitement right until the very end when the Town Close girls scored the final run to win by just one run. This was a thrilling game of cricket with every girl playing their part. As always, there are areas to work on and more batting would be one skill to develop along with throwing the ball at the stumps rather than running with it and then throwing and of course, concentration in the field right until the final ball has been bowled! A great game of cricket today girls, well done!

Team: Bella B, Venna M, Ella A, Sofia H, Danielle W, Angelica H, Evie B.S, Sophie M, Amelia R, Olivia B

U9Bs v Town Close

LPS@TH 285  Town Close 265

It was the girls first match of the season and for some their first ever cricket match. LPS@TH were into bat first and finished on a total of 285 with India hitting a lovely front foot drive along the way.

Summer and Freya opened the bowling and gave away minimal runs as they bowled lovely and straight. Next in to bowl was India and Isabelle who both got a wicket and special mention to Isabelle S for getting a wicket maiden. Lucy also bowled really well and got 2 wickets and Leah fielded really well also. Town Close finished on a total at 265.

Team: Freya F, Summer B, India G, Isabelle S, Lucy S, Leah C, Theresa B, Imogen C, Grace S

U9Cs v Town Close

Score: Town Close 282 – Langley Prep 278

Our youngest girls took to the cricket field for the first time, in glorious sunshine, to play against Town Close. Fielding first, this was an opportunity for all of our girls to test their new bowling skills and on the whole, we bowled straight with improving length. We were good at stopping the ball in the field and now need to learn to react quicker to the loose ball and get it into the stumps quicker. Liza and Georgina both picked up wickets, with Syna bowling with real consistency. Next it was our turn to bat and you could see our inexperience here. We need to work on moving to the ball and striking hard, calling and running with confidence. Again, Georgina scored the most off the bat and we narrowly missed out on victory by 4 runs. Well done girls on a good start to your cricket, played in excellent spirit.

Team: Emilia P, Amelia S, Esme G, Isobel W, Lissi J, Liza D, Lily I, Georgina S, Syna S

U11As v Town Close

a win for LPS@TH

Captain Grace won the toss and chose to field first. Both Grace and Evie opened the bowling and got the girls off to a good start, getting 3 wickets between them. Issy and Millie were up next to bowl and although they didn’t get any wickets they bowled excellently giving away minimal runs. Again both Alice and Grace S bowled really well making it hard for Town Close to score runs and Alice took a wicket with a great catch from WK Millie. Zinhle, Lois, Rachel and Susannah also bowled some great balls between them and were unlucky not to get a wicket or two! Another 2 wickets came from a great throw at the stumps from captain Grace and Evie finally getting the wicket she deserved. Although the girls had bowled well, with a few over throws, miss fields and Town Close hitting and running lots, the girls had a tough run score to beat. Town Close finished on a decent total of 303.

The girls new they had run hard but be sensible. Millie and Lois got the girls off to a great start scoring 33 runs with them both hitting 4s. Issy and Rachel were up next again hitting some lovely shots and gaining the team 29 more runs followed by Alice and Grace S and Zinhle and Susannah who all played great shots and ran sensibly adding to the total and leaving LPS@TH on 301 with 1 pair to go (4 overs). Grace and Evie were last into bat and with Town Close sitting their field on the boundary both the girls played cleverly by tapping the ball and running (although they couldn’t resist the odd big hit for 4!) collecting more than enough runs to win the game. Really well played girls! A great game and win against a good side. Well done to Alice H for being nominated Player of the Match by Town Close!

Team: Grace H-K, Evie W, Alice H, Rachel H, Millie P, Issy M, Zinhle N, Lois C, Susannah H, Grace S

U11Bs v Town Close

Langley Prep- 298  Town Close- 357

Wow what a difference a week makes! Langley Prep look like a different team this week giving Town Close a really competitive game. We batted first and got 298 runs, with Evie and Freya being the stand out batsman playing some lovely shots out to the boundary. Town Close delivered some great balls making the game difficult and unfortunately taking 4 wickets! Also some positive batting from Lana and Olivia. Leaving Town Close to chase down 298 runs.

We bowled at a very strong town close team however, the girls never gave up and kept bowling and fielding with great energy. Beau and Olivia showed some get athleticism in the field which created many run out opportunities with one successful. Sophie took the only other wicket, she bowled out the middle stump out, in what was a very enjoyable game. Town Close finished on 357 a well deserved win!

Team:Freya S (c), Rachel S, Evie G, Mary L, Olivia G, Sophie C, Emily B, Lana K, Emily M

U11Cs v Town Close
LPS@TH 334 vs Town Close 366

Langley opened the game batting first with Milly and Liella-Grace going in with high spirits. Throughout the innings all the girls played with great concentration, they had their eyes on the ball which made us close to scoring off every delivery. Connie hit a fabulous shot which gained the team their first boundary of the game. The girls ended with a score of 334.

In the 2nd innings Town Close had us in great contest challenging us with a some strong batsman. Nicole bowled some great balls bringing fear to the batsman. Due to loss of concentration a few balls slip past which put Town Close on top. Towards the end, the girls confidence improved and they starting working as a cohesive unit, narrowing the ending to a 32 run loss. Very well done to all the girls.

Team: Abbie R, Ellie R, Daisy L, Daisy S, Milly E, Liella-Grace F, Amelia J, Nicole M, Connie C, Sky H

U13As v Norwich High School for Girls

LPS@TH 312 – NHSG – 261

Wow, what a super game of cricket for our U13 As and such a massive improvement since the start of term.  The girls batted first and Ruby and Emily got us off to a flying start, both finding the boundary and playing their shots well.  Our middle overs were a little slower with some difficult to strike the wide balls, but our girls communicated well and Izzy and Tabby also made good contributions to our total.  We then really stepped up in the field with some excellent encouragement for all bowlers and we reaped the results!  Tabby and Maddie topped the bowling stats with 3 wickets a piece, with Milly taking 2 and Becky, Izzy ad Gracie all taking one each.  However, the highlight of the day was a courageous Ruby, who took 2 super catches fielding in close and stopped many extras with her super backing up.  Emily had a great day behind the stumps with 2 excellent run outs, and Tabby was voted Player of the Match.
Super stuff girls… one target for our next match is to sharpen up our deep fielding… diving catches it is!!
Team: Ruby K, Emily H, Rebecca H, Alex G, Milly H-K, Maddie B, Izzy S, Gracie C, Tabby A
U13Bs v Norwich High School for Girls
The girls travelled to Swardeston cricket club to play against NHSG, with a slightly different team than last week. The girls started by fielding, with Zoe and Edith opening the bowling. Sophie bowled and fielded well with speed and accuracy getting two wickets and a catch. Edith also getting and good catch in the field and Sara stumping two out in one over. However with the boundary being quite small, NHSG batted quite well and had set a high score of 363 to beat.

The batting innings saw Tuesday and Sophie opening the batting racking up a score of 39 runs between them. They then batted a second time as we had two less players, and scored a further 54 runs. Tuesday hit two 6s and Sophie got several 4s and a 6 and a hole in one when the ball was lost down a rabbit hole. Summer also batted really well hitting three 4s in one over. All the girls batted well and ran well to get a few more runs, and finished on a very respectable 347 runs. Just slightly losing out again this but a great display of bowling and fielding today. Sara B was voted Player of the Match by the opposition.
Well done girls another great effort!

Squad: Sara B (captain), Tuesday P, Sophie C-R, Edith D, Zoe S, Summer N, Trinity B, Abbie A
U13Cs v Norwich High School for Girls
Norwich High School – 330 Langley Prep – 330


With a team of 8 enthusiastic Year 7 girls, we set off into the city to play cricket against a group of Year 8 Norwich High School Girls. Langley won the toss and Captain Connie elected to field first. The girls struggled to find consistent bowling form today, although special mention must be made to Connie, Cara and Mariana, all of whom took a wicket each, and Sara, whose bowling improved immeasurably in her second over where she conceded only two runs.
Chasing a target of 330 runs was quite a challenge for the girls but they set about it with gusto! Half way through the innings the girls were trailing by 12 runs, with some steady batting from Mariana and Ella putting on 17 runs without losing a wicket, and Millie and Harriet taking the score to 246 with the loss of
just one wicket. Amelie and Connie were the third pair to bat and although they conceded a wicket from a great strike by Connie, which was unfortunately caught on the boundary, they pushed the score to 264. Cara and Sara put on a further 21 runs leaving us trailing by 45 runs with four overs to go.
The task of batting the last four overs was given to Connie and Amelie who had shown glimpses of strong batting in their previous overs, and together in the final showdown they certainly did not disappoint! Between them they scored 40 runs with the loss of just one wicket, and with a few no balls and wides managed to equal their opponents score with a fantastic four from Connie on the very last ball. This last batting spell was a true display of determination and belief in themselves. Connie hit two sixes and four boundaries and Amelie showed great consistency, communication and support in just keeping the singles and twos ticking over to produce a fantastic final outcome and 8 huge smiley faces brimming with pride. Moving forward, all the girls would benefit from more bowling practice, but it was a real pleasure to witness this game today and a real example of whatever challenges you face in life, never give up! Just
brilliant girls, and a fitting end to the half term.

Team: Mariana L, Ella B, Millie J, Harriet D, Amelie T, Connie B, Cara F, Sara O