Bells Yew Green Girls Kwik Cricket tournament
Last Tuesday (16 June) primary school girls from the Tunbridge Wells area converged on Bells Yew Green Cricket Club with 16 teams for an afternoon of competition.
The Kwik Cricket tournament sponsored by the Lady Taverners, involved: St James, St Johns, Claremont, Pembury, Paddock Wood, Bishops Down, Lamberhurst, Frant and Speldhurst Primary Schools.
Played in a “pairs” format, there were a number of hard fought matches. In the B competition semi-finals; Lamberhurst B beat St James B and Frant Beat Pembury B. In the final; Lamberhurst B won against Frant in a close match.
In the A competition semi-finals: Pembury A won against Speldhurst and St James won against Paddock Wood by 1 run. The final was very close which was decided on the last ball with St James A beating Pembury A by 2 runs.
St James will go forward to represent West Kent District in a Kent wide tournament in July.
All the girls enjoyed the afternoon and all played with such enthusiasm. Organiser Linda Bowen said, “The aim of the tournament was to encourage more girls to play the game. Each year we see the girls improve during the day and this year the standard of play was very good. It was great to see so many girls enjoying the game.”
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