ORMSKIRK School’s under-15s girls cricket team have matched the success of the under 13s in reached the North of England finals.
The indoor eight-a-side Lady Taverners competition saw Ormskirk play the best in Lancashire.
Schools from across the county had won their respective district tournaments and played for a place in the regional finals, to be held at Headingly Cricket Centre in Yorkshire later this year.
The winners of this prestigious competition will play in the national finals at Lord’s.
Ormskirk dominated the tournament winning five games out of five with relative ease.
They played Rainford High School in their first match, who have proved to be tricky opponents in previous meeting. Ormskirk played well winning the game 81-62.
Ormskirk went from strength to strength and found the form that saw them narrowly missing a place in the national finals last year.
They beat Urmston Grammar 97-59, Woodhey High 81-50, Clitheroe Grammar 99-52, before playing their final match against Balshaw High.
Up to this point, Balshaw had won all their games so it was a tense match. Ormskirk bowled and fielded brilliantly, and Balshaw only managed to score 45 all out.
Ormskirk then reached that target within five overs with some talented and skilful batting – game over and county title won!
PE teacher Laura Goff, said: “It was a great team performance with some outstanding individual efforts, including Sasha Rowe, Rachel Dickinson, Erin Staunton-Turner and Lucy Staunton-Turner retiring in four of five games.
“Captain Rachel Dickinson should also be credited for an unbelievable diving catch.
“Bowlers Erin, Rachel, Sasha, Hannah Mansell and Laura Jackson also took some brilliant wickets with accurate, fast bowling.
“The girls are incredible talented and are a pleasure to watch, albeit sometimes very nerve-racking and tense.
“I have confidence that the side can make the national finals.”