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Great Strides for Girls Cricket – May 2022 Round Up

Written by Miss Isabelle Collis, Assistant Director of Cricket.

“We are building a programme that Girls are excited to be a part of and want to be a part of. We have introduced new measures to really help the girls drive forward and reach their potential whatever this may be.”

Miss Isabelle Collis, Assistant Director of Cricket

Since the beginning of the Summer Term we have put out six Lower School teams and five senior teams on a weekly basis with highlights consisting of the Girls XI playing their first ever match on Pavilion. The XI have had two thrillers at home ending with a one wicket win against St Albans Cricket Club and a two wicket win against Hertfordshire County Cricket Club.

At the younger levels, we have seen great development from all the girls who are growing their knowledge and understanding of the game along with improving their skills. The Lower School have had some fantastic matches against Heathmount, St Helen and St Katharine with the U13A team losing out by five runs. The U15A have had an eventful start to the season losing their first game by one run, their second game ended in a draw with some fantastic batting from Lucy and Adeola.

Success came with a convincing win over Forest and progression into the second round of the National T20 Cup after scoring 175 with Saskia scoring her first Half Century for the School and an excellent partnership of over 100 with Ella before Sasha took 3-7.

Alongside all the fixtures, we are building a great program for the girls to get involved in Cricket at all levels and abilities with 1:1s and small group sessions offered outside of Sport sessions. The U14s had a brilliant match against Forest with Megan, Evie and Charlotte retiring on 50. Bowling wise Bella took 4-7 which led to her being called up to the XI and Freya taking 4 catches and a direct hit run out.

The girls have also joined the Boys XI, U15A and U14A for Friday night fielding showing great character and commitment to the progression of Cricket at Haileybury. The Girls XI squad also spend time with Miss Daniels to work on their strength and conditioning, allowing them to progress physically and improve their own field performance.

One of the greatest moments this term is seeing girls who have never played Cricket before give it a go whether they are in Lower School 1 or in Upper Sixth, they all approach it with the same enthusiasm and drive to succeed. Lastly, it is fantastic to see on Wednesdays every member of Lower School girls out playing Cricket and enjoying it with a smile on their face. The Lower School girls also reached the regional round of the Indoor Competition.

“Seeing the girls play with a smile on their face and enjoying themselves on a Saturday is fantastic and then when they go on and achieve a goal that they have been working on or didn’t think they could achieve is even better, especially when they have worked on this during a 1:1 or group session. There is still so much more that the girls have to give and watching it unravel is an exciting time for Girls Cricket at Haileybury.”

Miss Isabelle Collis, Assistant Director of Cricket

Isabelle played for Berkshire before she moved to Sussex where she played age group and Women. She has been on tour with the Marylebone Cricket Club and England U19. She has also played in the KIA Super League for Southern Vipers and Captained England U19. Isabelle was involved with the England program for numerous years based at Loughborough University before studying there and continuing to play Cricket.