Cricket continues to grow at St Swithun’s. All the St Swithun’s cricket teams had a very successful season. The U15 team beat Perins, The Connaught School and Hampshire Collegiate by 5, 10, and 7 wickets respectively and beat King’s School, Winchester by 49 runs. The U13 team beat Bedales by 22 runs and beat Lord Wandsworth College, Hampshire Collegiate and King’s School by 10, 7 and 9 wickets respectively.
The teams were rewarded near the end of term by a coaching session from two England disability cricket team players Alex and Hugo Hammond who play for Hampshire.
St Swithun's cricketers with Alex and Hugo Hammond
Many girls represent local clubs and recently three St Swithun’s girls who are members of the Winchester based St Cross U13 girls’ cricket team took part in the Lady Taverners T20 national competition. Having won through the early rounds of the competition and then the South and West regional final in Newport, the team secured a place at the national finals which were held in Derbyshire in July. There they faced a tough semi-final against the reigning champions J&G Meakin from Stoke-on-Trent. A hard fought win in this match saw the girls through to the final where they won comfortably against Spencer CC from Surrey to become national champions. Congratulations to the winning St Cross team which included Catherine Clarke and Ella Greenfield L4 and Hermione Fay U4.
St Cross U13 cricket team
Ella, Catherine and Hermione