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Cricket Galore!

25 May 23

There have been various matches played home and away for our cricket teams recently, with our U13 Girls playing Ipswich and our U14A Girls playing King’s Ely. Our match reports below have all the details of the matches, players and scores.

Woodbridge Year 8 U13 Girls vs. Ipswich

The first game of the season for our Year 8 girls playing as a team took place this week – the first hard ball game some had ever played!

It was an afternoon of amazing bowling with Daisy taking two wickets, and Sukie and Annie taking one each.

Some outstanding wicket keeping from Emma with three catches and nimble fielding especially from Sophie meant that we kept their run tally at bay.

The batting was dominated by Eva and she was joined by Sophie at the crease, who was also voted player of the game by Ipswich. They both ran brilliantly and communicated very well.

Cleo R batted well for the first time in a helmet, pads and gloves!

It was a fabulous afternoon in the sunshine and huge well done to the girls who all played incredibly well together. We won by eight wickets after Ipswich gave us 89 to chase.

Woodbridge U14A Girls vs. Kings Ely

Our Year 9 U14A Girls team met and played cricket against Kings Ely last week, winning by 82 runs. Woodbridge scored 154 for 3, while King’s Ely scored 72 all out.

After a long trip to King’s Ely the team won the toss and decided to bat. Our openers of Eloise and Lyrah set the platform, seeing out the best bowlers at the start of the innings and running well between wickets (a run rate of 7 an over from the first 5 overs).

Woodbridge lost 3 quick wickets but then Bea and Lily steadied the ship and constructed an amazing 123 run partnership, with Bea scoring 51 not out and Lily 34 not out, for a team total of 154 for 3.

Our opening bowlers of Eloise and Lily (1 for 6 off 4 overs) bowled superbly, and with classy fielding, 2 superb run outs including a direct hit by Lily, we put pressure on the opposition early.

Aurelia and Bea (1 for 9 off 4 overs) then backed this up with further tight bowling. Lyrah then set about finishing it off with her spin-bowling, taking 5 for 7 off 3.4 overs (being on a hattrick twice).

Lyrah was voted player of the match by the opposition, but both Bea and Lily’s batting was superb and must be commended, as this set up the win by way of a commanding total. Well done to the team on an excellent win and everyone must be congratulated for a total team performance in the field.

U12A Cricket Reports

Year 7 girls have been working hard on their cricket skills so far this term. We are blessed with talented and motivated players who have made co-curricular practices full and fun. It has been a pleasure so far to see those with lots of experience in the game and those completely new to cricket learn, try, support and encourage each other.

U12A Girls vs. Ipswich School

The U12A Girls team got their matches underway with a flying start, playing Ipswich School and Langley on successive Wednesdays. The team was a little bit nervous to take on Ipswich School in their opening match, but the nerves soon subsided as the team set out to dominate in the field with their bowling, fielding and communication skills. Captains Jemima and Freya rotated the field and bowlers well, limiting Ipswich School to 90 runs from their 20 overs.

The fielding effort got off to a flying start when our opening bowlers, Freya and Ella, bowled both Ipswich openers in their first overs. Further wickets were taken by Jemima, Goergia, Annabelle and Taaliah – Taaliah also achieved a sharp run out. Best bowling figures came from Georgia – getting 1 for 2 from her 2 overs, conceding only through one wide delivery and also bowling the only maiden over of the match.

In response, Woodbridge got off to a flying start when Jemima and Freya scored at 6 runs an over in the opening overs. Both openers played shots which resulted in being caught out, but they set the tone and a good base to build from. Taaliah and Annabelle batted with composure to steady the innings and allow Woodbridge to steadily creep towards their target, also helped by some wayward bowling from Ipswich. Woodbridge achieved the winning runs with 5 balls to spare and 5 wickets in hand. A well-deserved win from a professional performance.

Woodbridge U12A Girls vs. Langley

Next the team travelled to Langley on a sunny Friday afternoon, where they dominated the match from start to finish. Competent bowling on a difficult pitch saw Woodbridge restrict Langley to 57 runs from their 20 overs. Two run outs kept the pressure on – direct hits by Tabitha and Annabelle. Tabitha and Ella added to their wickets tally for the season, each clean bowling their victim.

Each player had fantastic bowling figures, conceding very few runs off the bat. Georgia again produced a maiden over, as did Taaliah.

Woodbridge was confident coming into bat but knew it would be tricky contending with the slow and low pitch. Jemima and Freya again got us off to a good start before Jemima was run out. Freya, Abigail, Amelie all batted well before being retired, steadily knocking Woodbridge closer to their target and playing some nice shots on the off-side to milk singles.

Woodbridge achieved the winning runs in the 13th over with 7 wickets in hand, but kept batting to make fully use of their 20 overs. Wicket-Keeper, Eiran, who has been brilliant behind the stumps so far, also came in and batter with confidence, also scoring our fourth boundary 4 for the innings.

Well done to everyone involved with the team so far.

Woodbridge U13C vs Framlingham Prep School

An excellent afternoon of cricket was played at Framlingham Prep School, with some brilliant bowling by Honor who took 2 for 10, Phoebe 2 for 11, Annabel M 1 for 9, Frankie 1 for 12, and Layla taking 1 for 13.

Our highest scoring batting pair was Olivis and Philippa with 31 – a great example from our Captain and Vice-Captain. Erin and Honor came in a close second scoring 29 off the four overs they faced. The match was won by 2 runs scoring 323. Very well done to all the girls who played in such a tight match!

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