Cricket Cup Final for Bancroft’s Girls
Congratulations to all the Bancroft’s girls who took part in the recent U13 Essex Cup cricket competition. Reaching the final in Bancroft’s first year of entering is a great achievement. It was a fantastic effort, considering that the girls did not have much preparation time before entering the competition. For more than three quarters of the squad it was their first time playing in a cricket team of any kind.
In the final against Shenfield High School, the Bancroft’s team faced a school which has been running girls’ cricket for more than fourteen years and have won this particular tournament seven times in the last ten years. Shenfield won by 9 wickets, but it was still a great effort from Bancroft’s.
The girls regularly turned up to try their hand at a sport with which they majority were pretty unfamiliar. Our Head of Cricket, Carl Greenidge believes that, with even more commitment from our girls, the future is bright for girls’ cricket at Bancroft’s.
In addition, two of our girls, Grace Kumar and Eleanor Channer, have claimed their places in the “regular” cricket teams over the past season. Eleanor was awarded a mounted cricket ball for taking a hat trick playing for the U13B team against New Hall last term