The girls played against 4 other schools who had qualified through several rounds to make it to the final.
Wakefield’s first game was against Bristol Grammar School. Despite some early nerves, the girls opted to bat first and eased into the atmosphere of the day. Setting a total of 96/3 in their innings, they bowled consistently and backed up well to limit Bristol to 74/6.
The girls then faced Kent, who had already played two exceptional games. Wakefield again chose to bat first, but faced two excellent county bowlers from Kent who worked hard to stop any early runs. Wakefield closed the innings with 69/6. The Wakefield bowlers worked tirelessly to try to remove the top of Kent’s batting order, but sadly to no avail, with Kent reaching 115/5.
The girl’s penultimate game was against Leicester Grammar School, with the opportunity to claim the silver medal going to the victor. Wakefield learnt from their previous game against Kent and worked hard to get as many runs on the board as possible, before setting a target of 98/6, which was a fantastic total. Wakefield went on to take some early wickets from Leicester, but allowed them to creep back into the game with some over throws and unnecessary runs. The game came down to the last ball, with Leicester agonisingly getting 3 runs and narrowly beating us by 1 run, finishing on 99/6.
The girl’s last game was against Radyr, with both teams now competing for the bronze medal. Wakefield elected to bat first, and left nothing to chance, scoring 108/7- their highest total of the day. The Wakefield bowlers again remained composed and allowed Wakefield to pick off some early wickets, with a fantastic team performance, getting all of the opposition out for just 36 runs, meaning Wakefield claimed the bronze medal at National Finals.
Congratulations to our girls for such a fantastic achievement.
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