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Bede's blitz brings home cricket bacon

By schoolsportmag2, Jul 6 2021 04:49PM

Openers Alice Capsey and Mary Taylor provided a batting masterclass to see Bede’s School home in style in the final of the School Sport Magazine National U18 Girls T20 Cricket Cup today.

The dynamic duo threw caution to the wind as they set about chasing down Shrewsbury School’s total of 91 all out in damp and windy conditions at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire.

And despite a finals day previously dominated by the bowlers, Alice (45no) and Mary (36no) smashed the ball to all parts of the picturesque setting to win by ten wickets in fewer than ten overs.

Bede’s Indigo Gentry took three wickets while four run outs also helped Bede’s cause as Shrewsbury failed to convert a decent start to be bowled out for just 91.

(For full cricket reports and round-up, check out the next edition of School Sport Magazine)