Ipswich School’s U15 girls’ cricket team is celebrating after achieving the silver medal spot in this year’s national T20 Cup competition, sponsored by the School Sports Magazine.
The team of eleven girls included a range of ages from Year 7 to Year 10, and had played through a number of matches to make the finals, which were held on Monday 2 September at Millfield School.
In the first match – a semi-final game against Millfield – Ipswich won the toss and batted first, posting 169-4 from 20 overs. Millfield scored 162-8 from their 20 overs, meaning Ipswich won by 7 runs.
Ipswich then played Bedes School in the final. Ipswich won the toss and batted first again, scoring 150-2 from 20 overs. Despite a valiant effort from Ipswich to contain the opposition, Bedes got 151 for 3 from 14 overs, to take the national title.
Ben Edmondson, Ipswich School’s Director of Sport said: “The competition was a great experience for this young and talented team, and it was an outstanding achievement for the girls to finish second in the country.”
He added: “Girls’ cricket was first introduced at Ipswich School in 2014, and has gone from strength to strength in the last five years. The 1st XI girls’ team remains unbeaten in inter-school fixtures, and Ipswich School is proud to have 11 girls in county age-group squads and five who are part of the regional academy.”If you would like to find out more about girls’ cricket or any aspect of sport and academic life at Ipswich School, please book online at www.ipswichopenday.co.uk to attend the school’s open morning on Saturday 28 September, from 9.30am-12noon.