20th Aug, 2019

Cookhill make history with first all-girls' team

Liam Moakes 15th Jun, 2018

A PIECE of club history was made when Cookhill Cricket Club’s first-ever all-girls’ team took to the field.

The girls, all aged under eight who all attend training together every Friday evening, were led out by captain Issy Fennell.

Matilda Hirst scored the first ever runs for ‘The Hens’ who finished on 226 against an older Alvechurch team.

Tight bowling from Freya Hirons, Ellie Donnelly and two wickets for Issy Weavinh kept the game close but Alvechurch finished on 228 in reply.

Coach Phil Smith was delighted with the Cookhill girls. He said: “Considering this is the first game most of the girls have ever played, they did very well against a more experienced opposition.”

For more details about junior cricket at Cookhill, visit the club’s Facebook page or come to junior training on Fridays between 6.30-8pm.

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