BARKSTON and Syston Cricket Club under-13 girls’ team played in the Lincolnshire County Cup Final in their very first year of competition.
They came up against a strong team from Hartsholme CC and competed well under the captaincy of Maddie James,.
Performing particularly well in the field, Barkston and Syston restricted the opposition to 69-2. Stellar moments included a fine catch by Gwen James and a wicket for Sian Jolly on her debut for the club. This was complemented by tidy bowling from both Lydia Marshall and India Wilkinson.
In reply, Barkston and Syston contended well with Hartsholme’s formidable county bowling attack, with the pick of the batting being the partnership between Robyn Scott and Gwen James who top scored with 12, including two boundaries through mid-wicket.
Unfortunately, it was not to be quite enough and the team fell short of the victory target, finishing on 47-6.
The girls, although disappointed, felt justly proud of their achievement in reaching the county final in their maiden season.
l The club is looking for more girls to join their under-13 squad. All abilities are welcome. If interested, contact coach Simon Wilkinson on 07798 833401 for further details.