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Spencer U11 Girls win Tunbridge Wells and Lords tournaments.

Spencer U11 Girls win Tunbridge Wells and Lords tournaments.

 

On Sunday 11 September the team was victorious on a glorious sunny day in the popular Tunbridge Wells tournament. This is held annually on the outfield at the beautiful Nevill Ground, and attracts the top U11 girls’ cubs from Kent, Sussex and Surrey. There were 10 teams in total, and we won all 4 Group games ag...ainst teams including Brighton and Hove, although not without some scares. In the final we came up against the winners of the other group - a mixed team of Spencer U10s and U11s! Both teams did the club proud, and the final was extremely close with highly promising performances from all the U10 players. However the combination of an outstanding over by Isabella Atwell, who bowled quickly and accurately all day, and the partnership of our final pair of Kitty Ellis (Captain) and Charlotte Smith, saw us through in a nailbiting finish. The other team members were India Charlesworth, Tilda Gray, Jenna Khan, Maia Lough, Saskia Pattinson, Mabel Shepherd and all performed well: our strength in depth was probably the key factor in our tournament victory.

The following Saturday 17 September saw us represent Surrey against Warwickshire during the interval of the 1-day final. We had won our semi-final at the Oval against a team from Gloucestershire in July, and that team had performed so well we kept virtually the identical line-up. Our opening pair of Ella Regan and India Charlesworth set the tone, hitting several sixes, and the rest of the team including Georgina Waight followed suit setting a formidable score. When we fielded our wicket keepers Rebecca Clarke and Maia Lough set the tone for a very tidy fielding performance, and after reluctant opening bowler Jenna Khan bowled the first two opponents with her first two balls, and Eloise Broyden also bowled another batter soon after, the result was never in doubt. The girls managed the only Surrey victory of the day, leaving captain Charlotte Smith to raise the trophy.

Find a few more pictures from the day here

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