N.C.U. Girls’ Cricket Tournament

This year saw a first for Grosvenor as the school fielded its first ever Under 13 girls’ cricket A and B teams. As the Super 8s N.C.U. (Northern Cricket Union) tournament approached the girls worked hard to perfect their fielding and batting skills. A friendly match was organised against Regent House Grammar School to allow the girls to put their new skills to the test. All teams performed well, with the Grosvenor girls coming out on top, winning one game by 17 runs and the other by 20 runs.

After the victory over Regent the girls were ready for the Super 8s tournament at Friends’ School, Lisburn. On arrival both teams faced a tough draw in their respective pools, facing teams such as Banbridge Academy and Wallace High School, the previous winners of the tournament.

The Under 13 A team started off strongly, beating Bloomfield by 3 runs, while the B Team were narrowly beaten by Banbridge Academy by just 6 runs. A special mention goes to Annie Neill who took 2 wickets in the same over to keep Grosvenor at the top of their pool.

The final 2 games of the day were to decide whether Grosvenor would make it to the semi-finals. The A Team faced BRA and the B Team were up against Regent House. Both Grosvenor teams batted well, with strong performances from Emma Kee, Anna Cousins and Rhianna Buick. Unfortunately the B Team were narrowly beaten by 3 runs in the end, despite the efforts of Lucy Blyth, Tola Thompson and Hannah Mercer. The A Team managed to hold their lead against BRA and win by 10 runs. Due to matching results, however, Grosvenor missed out on a semi-final place by a mere 1 wicket.

All of the Grosvenor players thoroughly enjoyed the day and were unlucky not to make it further in the competition.

Well done to everyone who participated; 100% effort was given throughout the day and a special thanks to the captains - Emma Scott and Olivia Davidson, for their part in making the day run smoothly.

Grosvenor's Under 13 girls' cricket team, pictured with coach Miss McCracken, at the N.C.U. tournament, held in Lisburn on Friday 12th June.