County success for Neale-Wade cricketers

PUBLISHED: 09:23 18 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:23 18 July 2016

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Neale-Wade Academy's Year 9 Girls are county champions after triumphing in the 2016 Cambridgeshire Cricket Finals.

Neale Wade cricket.Neale Wade cricket.

The team overcame Linton Village College in the final, which was held at Clare College.

Students from Year 7 and 8 also took part in the competition, which saw Neale-Wade 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 competitive tournament, thanks to some excellent batting from Georgia Runacres and Leah Bass, and exceptional fielding from Caitlyn Baker.

Neale-Wade P.E teacher Sophie Bywater said: “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.”

Full team listings

Year 9 Girls Cricket Team: Laura Spies, Amey Wilson, Holly Newell, Georgia Clarke, Shayla Nicholson, Sophie Tanner, Millie Clarke and Charley Mulliner.

Year 8 Girls Cricket Team: Megan Tombs, Rebecca Moy, Jessica Conyard, Libby Band, Molly Rowlett, Sophie Smith, Olivia Goode, Ellie Timbrell

Year 7 Girls Cricket Team: Abby Bird, Jade Hollis, Isabelle Smethurst, Sophie Hunt, Isabel Stimson, and Ella Mason, Georgia Runacres, Leah Bass, Caitlyn Baker

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