March Neale-Wade Academy’s Year 9 Girls are county champions after triumphing in the 2016 Cambridgeshire Cricket Finals, held at Clare College.
The team overcame Linton Village College in the final to secure the title.
Students from Year 7 and 8 also took part in the competition, which saw the Academy compete with top teams from other Cambridgeshire schools, including Cromwell Community College, St Faith’s School, the Perse School, North Cambridge Academy and the Stephen Perse Foundation.
The Year 7 team made the semi-final in their first ever competitive tournament, thanks in part to some excellent batting from Georgia Runacres and Leah Bass, and exceptional fielding from Caitlyn Baker.
Neale-Wade PE teacher, Sophie Bywater, praised the students’ attitudes on the day: “The students were absolutely fantastic and were a true credit to the Academy.
“Their sportsmanship and encouragement of others in the face of tough opposition was admirable.
“The coach driver even commented on what a lovely group of students they were, having never driven any of Neale-Wade Academy pupils before!”
Teams, Year 9 Girls: Laura Spies, Amey Wilson, Holly Newell, Georgia Clarke, Shayla Nicholson, Sophie Tanner, Millie Clarke and Charley Mulliner.
Year 8 Girls: Megan Tombs, Rebecca Moy, Jessica Conyard, Libby Band, Molly Rowlett, Sophie Smith, Olivia Goode, Ellie Timbrell.
Year 7 Girls: Abby Bird, Jade Hollis, Isabelle Smethurst, Sophie Hunt, Isabel Stimson, and Ella Mason, Georgia Runacres, Leah Bass, Caitlyn Baker.