HSJ Accountants support pays off as Newport’s Girl Cricketers complete a unique UK ‘Winners Double’
Newport Cricket Club’s Girl cricketers completed a unique ‘double’ by winning the Lady Taverners UK National titles at both U13 and U15 age groups. The girls, who have benefitted from a generous sponsorship from HSJ accountants, who supported the Girls winter coaching programme, swept all before them at the two National Finals Days at Leamington Cricket Club.
U13 Lady Taverners National Finals
Having already beaten Port Talbot, Fairford and Tarka (Devon) in previous rounds Newport won through to the Lady Taverners National Finals at Leamington Cricket Club. At the UK Finals Day, Newport U13 Girls retained the Lady Taverners UK National U13 Championship which they also won in 2013. A convincing win against Narborough & Littlethorpe (Leicestershire) in the semi final, saw the girls reach the UK Final where they beat Enfield (London) to become UK Champions for the second year running.
Newport U13 Girls Team :
Jess Thornton (Capt.), Charlotte Scarborough, Amy Harris, Lauren Chambers, Ellie Harlow, Molly Cooper, Beth Proctor, Catrin Phillips, Amy Evans
U15 Lady Taverners National Finals
Having beaten Frenchay, Cheltenham, and Plympton (Devon) in earlier rounds and fresh from the Newport U13 Girls Lady Taverners UK Cup success, the Club’s U15 Girls team travelled to Leamington Cricket Club in buoyant mood for the U15 UK Finals. The girls were not to be denied and completed a remarkable UK ‘Winners Double’, beating Walmley (Midlands) in the semi final and Ansty (Sussex) in the UK final.
Newport U15 Girls Team :
Rose Evans (Capt), Georgia Parfitt, Thea Huckle, Ella Reed, Charlotte Scarborough, Meg Simkins, Jess Thornton, Aimee Watson, Amy Harris, Sophie Osborn.
Having won both the U13 and U15 Lady Taverners UK titles, Newport have become the first Club to win the two prestigious UK age group titles in the same year. Head Coach Mike Knight praised the two teams saying,
‘To win one UK title was fantastic, but to become UK Champions at both age groups was incredible. The girls have worked hard in training since October and have been rewarded for their fantastic work ethic by becoming ‘Double UK Champions’. Everyone at the Club is very proud of them. We’re also very grateful to HSJ accountants for their continued support of the girls’
Any girls (aged 7-12 years) interested in learning to play cricket should contact Mike Knight