Cricket (Girls)

    Girls cricket is a major sport at Hurst with in excess of 200 girls across the College involved in the game. Fixtures start in January with the Lady Taverners indoor tournament followed by various matches and tournaments in the summer term for all age groups. Over the last few years, girls' cricket in Sussex schools, both independent and state maintained, has grown in popularity resulting in many more fixtures available for our girls. Matches are played mid-week and Saturdays. Girls also play in the boys squads with Za Za Menzies and Jess Young included in the boys 2nd XI in 2018.

     

    Coaches

    Overall Master in Charge of cricket: Nick Creed (Level 3 ECB Coach) - nick.creed@hppc.co.uk
    Mistress in Charge of girls cricket:  Tina Towler (Level 2 ECB coach) - tina.towler@hppc.co.uk
    Cricket performance manager: Jimmy Anyon (Level 3 ECB coach) - jimmy.anyon@hppc.co.uk
    Head girls coach: Matt Reynolds (Sussex coach, ECB level 2, ECB young coach of the year 2017 and Sussex disability coach) - matthew.reynolds@hppc.co.uk

    Professional coaches in the summer term:
    Georgia Adams: Level 3 ECB coach, current Sussex Womens' captain and member of Loughborough Lightening
    Arlene Kelly: New Zealand international, Kent

    In 2018 we ran the following teams: U18 x 1, U15 x 2, U14 x 2, U13 x 3, U12 x 3

    Cricket sessions are run as an activity for winter training from September. This provides time for new girls to be introduced to and learn the game and also for more seasoned players to prepare for the indoor and summer seasons.

    Pre-season

    Outdoor training is offered just prior to the Summer term and plans are in place for the first girls' cricket tour to take place during 2019.

    Achievements

    Girls' tournaments are gradually increasing and so far the girls have had
    the following successes:

    Ruth Prideaux Sussex Cup: U18 - 2018 Runners-up 
    School Sports Magazine National T20 cup:  U14/15 - 2018 Regional finalists, 2017; National quarter-finalists 2016 
    Lady Taverners indoor league: 2016/17 Finalists
    Sussex League: 2017, 2016 and 2015 Champions
    St George's 6-a-side tournament: 2016, 2017 Champions

    Role of honour

    Za Za Menzies Sussex U17
    Jess Young Sussex U17
    Emma McPhilemy Sussex U17
    Eloise Strong Sussex U15
    Remi Briggs Sussex U13
    Eliza Steeles Sussex U12

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