Congratulations to an all-Lower Sixth Girls’ 1st XI Cricket team, who this week made Trinity history by progressing to the next round of The Cricket Paper National Girls U18 100 Ball Cup. 

Mr Lydon, girls’ cricket team coach, reports back:  

“It was an exceptional day for the Girls’ 1st XI today [Thursday] in sweltering conditions. We travelled to Barnes Elms hoping to beat Ibstock Place and advance to the next round of the National Cup for the first time.  

“Due to a clash with their last day of school, we were denied our Upper Sixth stars – so an entirely Lower Sixth team, captained by Tabi, took to the field and made the school proud.  

“We executed our ‘bowling dry’ strategy to perfection, not conceding a single boundary and relatively few extras in the 15 overs. Lily took a stunning catch to give Hollyann her first wicket for Trinity in the second over, which pre-empted the carnage as Caitlin took three wickets to derail the Ibstock innings.  

“It felt like a match winning contribution and proved to be. Some excellent death bowling from captain Tabi meant we were chasing a very modest 67. 

“In reply, a fine second wicket stand of 37 between Tabi and debutant Mimi saw us make good progress. Mimi’s dismissal brought Emily to the crease; she and Tabi knocked off the remaining 30 runs via wides and excellent placement. 

“This achievement represents the latest hallmark for girls’ cricket at Trinity School in Croydon. The squad have fostered an exceptional team spirit and are a delight to coach. I look forward to further success in the weeks to come.” 

Well done to all involved. 

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