After a fantastic debut hard ball season last year, the Trinity Girls’ 1st XI started their cricket season with a spectacular Surrey Cup match against Woldingham this week.  

Mr Lydon, Teacher of English and Girls’ Cricket coach, reports back: 

“The Surrey Cup is known for its dramatic matches and ours certainly didn’t disappoint this week.  

“Batting first, Upper Sixth students Maya Malhotra and Hannah Karpal resumed their stellar partnership from last season, seeing off the openers and cashing in against the second change bowlers. Maya departed for a handy 14, bringing skipper Sylvie Jones to the crease. She and Hannah stepped up a gear, putting on a stand of 45 in no time. They girls posted 94 and only lost two wickets which seemed about par. Hannah’s 38 not out is a new school record! 

“Sylvie struck with her third ball and clean bowled their opening batter. The girls kept the energy up in the field, and the three run outs they engineered from half chances reflected this. Some great bowling from debutants Hollyann Reeves, Tabi Hollywood and Rowen Titchener kept us in the hunt. A few wayward overs put the contest in Woldingham’s favour – they needed 20 off the last three overs, and only 5 from the final over. Sylvie stepped up to limit them to 4, and a super over was on the cards. 

“Sylvie took on the death bowling role with aplomb. Aided by an incredible run out from Hannah behind the stumps, she restricted them to 5-1. 

“Tasked with scoring 6 from their over, Sylvie and Hannah were calmness personified, taking us home after four balls of our reply with some excellent running between the wickets.  

“It was an incredible victory that really reflected how well they worked as a team. Girls’ cricket at Trinity has grown exponentially in the last few years and, on the evidence of this match, it is in great health.” 

Congratulations to all students involved, we look forward to more exciting matches and victories this season. 

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