History was made on Saturday 21st May, as the first ever S. Anselm’s girls’ cricket match was played, away at Mt St Mary’s. The rain held off for the momentous occasion, with captain Jessie winning the toss and electing to field first. The bowler of our first over Annie secured a maiden and set the tone for the rest of the fielding innings; with Fran taking three catches, Hattie one, Jessie one and Annie one. Some great fielding and throws ensured the Mt St Mary’s girls were all out by the 15th over, having scored a commendable 93 runs.
Annie and Ella went into bat for us, with Ella scoring 17 runs and Annie having to declare at 32, but not before she had hit a couple of 6s and a fair few 4s! The rest of the team all played their part to ensure we lasted the full 16 overs, with a total of 113. A fine victory, well played girls! Thanks to Alex E who assisted me with the scoring, Mrs Whawell for umpiring; along with Mr Wood and Mr Turner for helping me prepare and select the team in our Monday and Friday evening net sessions. Thanks also to our supporters, some of whom had travelled a long way to witness this great game!