Trinity girls have been making school history again this week, as the Trinity Girls’ Cricket team played their first ever hard ball fixture in a cup tie against Ibstock Place School. 

Mr Lydon, joint coach of the team, reports from the match:  

“Having been put in to bat in a 15 over fixture, Hannah Karpal and Maya Malhotra put on a strong opening stand before captain Sylvie Jones unfurled some top-quality stroke play, helpfully aided by Pippa Carver’s late order hitting. A total of 78 could have been even higher had it not been for some excellent death bowling from Ibstock.  

“Trinity set about defending their total with some excellent bowling. Maya Malhotra had the batters in all kinds of trouble with her flight and guile, resulting in a fine catch taken in the deep by Millie Danaher, who also bowled well to limit the late charge. Lauren Baldwin bowled a tight penultimate over to leave the team with ten to defend from the final over. This came down to four needed from the last ball…and Sylvie Jones yorked the batter with a fine delivery, meaning Trinity won by three runs!” 

This historic first fixture is a fantastic advert for girls’ cricket at Trinity, which has grown significantly over the past few seasons. Coaches Mr Beck and Mr Lydon were delighted with the positive attitude and team spirit demonstrated on the day – with several other fixtures lined up this year, it bodes well for the season ahead. 

Girls’ sport at Trinity has been growing significantly, with this year’s cohort making history across Netball (reaching the County, Regional and National stages for the first time), Football (playing the first ever competitive fixture) and now Cricket. Despite only playing sport together for a relatively short time, compared to other girls or co-ed schools who often play together from 11 years-old, it is wonderful to see the students develop friendships on and off the sports pitches. Keep up the great work! 

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