HISTORY has been made at Edgeborough with the introduction of the latest cricket team.
The school and its sports department wrote a new chapter into the history books this month, hosting the school’s first competitive Girls’ Cricket match.
Girls’ Cricket has been on the school’s curriculum since 2017; however Wednesday 16th May marked the first game in which the girls played competitively for the school, with Lambrook School their opponents.
Girls’ cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and Edgeborough are currently still playing competitive Rounders alongside their cricket and hope to be able to introduce more next year.
With a number of girls’ keen cricketers outside of school life,we are also investigating the option of mixed cricket fixtures and winter nets for the girls.
Head of Girls Games, Claudia Rafferty, added: “All the girls were very excited to be playing in their first ever Edgeborough cricket match. We have some excellent sportswomen here at Edgeborough and for those who were experiencing the sport for the first time they have really risen to the challenge.
“We already have some girls representing their district and I’m sure many will follow. It’s not often that you have the opportunity to introduce a new sport into a school and I am delighted that it has been met with such enthusiasm.”
The excitement was also felt by Headmaster Dan Thornburn who said: “I’m absolutely delighted that our girls are now playing cricket fixtures. Girls’ cricket is growing at an astronomic rate and Edgeborough is set to ride the crest of this wave.
“We already have lots of girls who play for local clubs, as well as a number who are also representing the District. When you consider that we also have two female County Cricketers on the staff, the girls’ cricket here is going to be a real strength of Edgeborough’s already impressive sporting offering.”