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Girls cricket cup last eight takes shape

By Laura Taylor, Jun 18 2019 04:16PM

Bede’s School are making their mark on this year’s sixth School Sport Magazine National Schools U15 Girls T20 Cricket Cup.

The Sussex side surged into the quarter finals of the competition after amassing one of the largest totals of this season’s tournament so far against King’s School Canterbury.

Mary Taylor (55) and Freya Kemp (48) laid the foundations for Bede’s impressive 196-3 before Taylor ripped through the Kent champions – claiming five wickets for no runs to bowl them out for just 57.

Bede’s will now host Reigate Grammar School in the last eight after the Surrey side saw off London’s Colfe’s School by 78 runs.

Emily Burke hit 63 off just 35 balls in Reigate’s total of 171-5 before three wickets apiece from Jasmine Foster and Millie Hetherington reduced Colfe’s to 93 all out.

Joining them in the quarter finals will be the equally impressive Berkhamsted School, who put paid to finals’ day hosts Felsted’s chances making the big day.

Incredibly the Essex champions were skittled for just 21 runs with Bethan Miles, who had earlier top scored with 56, taking five wickets as Berkhamsted won by 106 to set up a clash with Ipswich School.

Esmae MacGregor impressed for the Suffolk champions with an unbeaten 80 in their total of 173-1 before their opponents Leys School were restricted to 105-7 in reply.

It’s sadly goodbye to the last state school in this year’s competition as Parkstone Grammar succumbed to the greater firepower of Millfield School.

The Dorset side totalled 94-7 before their Somerset opponents won by nine wickets and will now visit Godolphin & Latymer School in the last eight after the Londoners overcame Dauntey’s School by six wickets.