Girls add to the 2009 Trophy Cabinet

Banbury’s Girls came away from the U13 Girls Festival at Aston Rowant today unbeaten and thus secured the trophy.

We were drawn in the 1st group of 3 teams against Freeland (last years National U13 Runners-up) and Shipton-u-Wychwood. After winning this league we then won our semi-final against Aston Rowant (2007 National U13 Champions) before beating Hook Norton (last year’s County Runners-up) comfortably in the final.

Well done to all the girls. Particular cumulative performances of note throughout the day include:

  • Louise Tremlett – kept wicket (1st time ever) superbly letting very few byes through plus had a batting average of 22.5 (incl two Not Outs).
  • Harriet Boland – 5 wickets (including 4 v Shipton) & averaging 18.5 with the bat (incl 18 Not Out v Freeland)
  • Laura Marshall (Captain for the day but needs lessons in flipping coins having lost all 4!!!) – highest runs (66) with a batting average of 66 (incl.two retirements @ 20) & most wickets taken (7).
  • Pia Davies – Not Out throughout day including a 22 (retired)
  • Chloe Hill – 20 (Retired) v Shipton. Also had best overall bowling average taking 5 wickets for only 19 runs.
  • Coral Reeves 2 catches & 2 run outs against Shipton
  • Not forgetting the other members of the team – Jessica Austin (helped out Oxford Downs when they were a girl down), Charlotte Boland (our youngest player at 10 years), & Kate Davies (12 Not Out & took a wicket v Shipton)
  • Everyone’s fielding, backing up, many run Outs, encouragement & support of each other & the other teams.

Many thanks to all the parents too for their support they gave the girls today. It was a long way to go & was very much appreciated.

Also thanks to Andy Walker, his team, and the groundstaff at Lewknor CC for managing to finally get the event played after two cancellations in 2008. It was due to be played at Aston Rowant but a last minute change of venue due to the Bangaldesh & New Zealand teams requiring their main pitch for a warm-up fro the 20-20 World Cup.

Now we’ve just got to plan for 2010 as the winners usually host the following years festival.

Scroll to Top