On the 18th June, Winscombe CC kindly hosted our first Under 13 Lady Taverners Festival. 5 Teams entered, 2 Taunton Deane, 2 from Street and coloration from Winscombe and Claverham. Many girls were playing cricket competitively for the first time. Despite a few timing issues, we were not able to fulfill all the allotted fixtures, but from those games that were completed, Taunton Deane were the U13 Lady T Champions.
On the 11th June, Wembdon Cricket Club kindly hosted the first Under 11 Lady Taverners festival. Six teams took to the field to take part in this friendly event. The six teams were split into two pools of three. Taunton Deane and Chard both with 100% records topped their respective pools. Taunton Deane would face Winscombe in the first semifinal and Chard would play Street in the second semifinal. Taunton and Wembdon Cricket club would face each other in an incredibly tight match to play off for 3rd place in their pools. Wembdon sneaked it by two runs!
The semi finals was were won by Taunton Deane and Chard and both these two clubs would now contest the final. Taunton Deane are our Lady Taveners Under 11 Champions!
The club feedback from the festival has been very positive and all those who took part played amazingly well. Even though there was an eventual winner, I think it is safe to say that cricket was the real winner, with so many new to the sport taking part and having a great time. Thank you to Wembdon for hosting and to Damian and Dan for runining such a smooth event. We hope that this experience and others like this will help clubs retain and keep the girls enthused. We look forward to seeing you at the next Under 11 Festival on the 22nd July.
Taunton Deane CC; Under 11 Lady Winners