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SPORTING SUCCESS: Pupils from Bushey school crowned County Cricket Champions

 Published on: 13th April 2022   |   By: Christina Pantelly   |   Category: Uncategorized

A group of twelve talented Year 10 pupils from a Bushey school are celebrating after winning the U15 County Cricket Championships for Hertfordshire. 

The girls from St Margaret’s School competed locally against fellow finalists from Beaumont School in St Albans, Presdales School in Ware, and Roundwood Park School in Harpenden during the final’s competition, which took place over two days on Wednesday, March 23. 

The 10-player St Margaret’s team won all three games of final matches, bringing home the prestigious championship title.

A spokesperson for the team said: “We all worked hard as a team as we batted and bowled our way to a win!”

During the finals, both Safia (the team captain) and Megan bowled with skill and accuracy, taking vital wickets at crucial moments. With bat in hand, the team each steered home the St Margaret’s win with confidence and authority across all three games. 

Mr Dan Payne-Cook, director of sport at St Margaret’s, said: “The girls were very nervous leading up to their first ever competitive cricketing competition, but their unity and their obvious desire to learn, has really shone through. 

“The girls’ positivity and support for one another really makes the team greater than the sum of its parts. Long may this continue as we progress into the regional finals where we will be competing against the winners of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex.”

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