Sidmouth Girls Under-13s one of the top three teams in Devon!

The Sidmouth Under-11 Girls cricket team

The Sidmouth Under-11 Girls cricket team - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Under-13 girls team travelled to West Buckland school on a fine Sunday morning to play in the Lady Taverner’s Under-13 Devon Tournament.

With half term meaning a number of regulars were missing, four of the club’s Under-11s stepped up into the team captained by Libby Morrison.

The team eased their way into the competition with a brace of victories against first Tarka Blues and then Topsham St James.

Some accurate bowling from Emma Seward and Libby Morrison held the opposition with a low run rate.

The support fielding, particularly from wicket keeper Cassia Astley Jones, and Lucy Gosling meant that even when the opposition did put bat to ball, runs were hard to come by!

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After a lengthy break of two hours the girls played their third game which was a semi-final against Whitchurch.

The long break clearly did not help as the team struggled to find the fluency that had been a feature of their performance earlier in the day.

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As a result Sidmouth lost the last four game by 14 runs.

After a long day the team had one more engagement to lift themselves for, a second meeting with Tarka Blues this time in the third and fourth play-off match.

The earlier day form returned as Sidmouth chased down a target of 100 in style thanks to some fine batting from Hannah Rudgard, Issy Reed, Phoebe Broadhust and Katie Underwood.

The victory meant the girls could make the long journey home buoyed by the fact that they are the third best Under-11 team in the county of Devon!

The team, managed by James Morrison, comprised of Libby Morrison(capt), Cassia Astley Jones (wicket keeper), Phoebe Broadhurst, Katie Underwood, Emma Seward, Isabelle Reed, Lucy Gosling and Hannah Rudgard.

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