Clean Sweep For Milford @ New Forest Girls Cricket Tournament
With the strength of Milford Girls’ Cricket Club growing and growing, the school was able to enter three teams into this year’s New Forest School Sports Partnership Dynamo Cricket Tournament, held a Calmore Cricket Club on Thursday of this week.
Coach Brown named her three teams after Rachel Heyhoe Flint, the inspirational England cricketer who did so much for the women’s game and each of the Heys, the Hoes and the Flints were drawn in three different pools of three.
The Heys dominated their pool with convincing victories over Marchwood B and Abbotswood B, while the Hoes, up against Marchwood A and Calmore, lost both of their matches despite some super play. The Flints went up against Abbotswood A and Orchard and ended the morning with one victory and one loss.
These results did mean that whan the teams were split into three tiers for the finals, once again our three teams ended up in thee different pools, allowing each to aim for their own ‘top spot’.
The Heys were drawn against Abbotswood and Marchwood A teams in tier 1; the Flints took on Abbotswood B and Clamore in tier 2 and the Hoes played against Marchwood B and Orchard in the 3rd tier.
After their nervous start to the tournament, the Hoes and the Flints grew in confidence with each game played and all three teams shone during the afternoon, playing some amazing cricket and showing true MOSPS teamwork! In fact they each won all of their final matches, securing a clean sweep of 1st places for Milford – a truly AMAZING result!!
The Heys will be bringing back the NFSSP trophy for the second year in a row and have qualified for the Hampshire County finals (along with Marchwood A, who came 2nd) to be played next month, so huge congratulations to them, but also massive congratulations to the Flints and the Hoes too. We hope you are all feeling proud of your achievements - Coach Brown says you are all superstars and we agree! Well done all!!
Special thanks to Coach Brown and, Stuart for coaching the girls so well up at Barnes Lane and for giving up yet more of their time to manage the Heys on the day. Special thanks also to Peter Langton and Abi Darbyshire, who did a brilliant job managing the Hoes and the Flints respectively and to Carol Barber, who scored for the Heys and, as Coach Brown put it, was ‘amazing’ all day.
Thanks also to the army of parents who transported and supported the girls.