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Kent Girls’ Club Winners Confirmed

Thursday 14th September 2023

The Kent Girls’ Club Competitions for 2023 have all now concluded and the County winners have been confirmed.

KENT U11 GIRLS COUNTDOWN SOFTBALL COMPETITION

Sissinghurst CC are the winners of the Kent U11 Girls’ Countdown Softball Competition for the 2023 Season.

Four Under 11 softball teams won through to the Finals Day at Marden Sports Club from an initial entry of 17 teams across the county.

Bells Yew Green had won all three matches, which put them in first league place and into the final. Although they shared the same points as Hayes, Sissinghurst were second by virtue of scoring more runs in their three league matches.

In spite of losing their first encounter in the league, Sissinghurst turned the tables on Bells Yew Green, narrowly beating them by 9 runs in the Final. Hayes comfortably beat Marden to finish 3rd in a high scoring match.

KENT U11 GIRLS ‘THE EIGHTY’ HARDBALL COMPETITION

Sevenoaks Vine have become the first winners of The EIGHTY, Kent Cricket’s new and exciting competition for Under 11 girls’ club teams, based on THE HUNDRED.

Batting first, the Vine’s four pairs collectively scored 85 runs in 80 balls for the loss of four wickets.  Sophie Savidge top scored with 18 runs which included four 4s.  Streatham and Marlborough bowled accurately, conceding only five wides and no balls, but Sevenoaks Vine’s eight batters all scored consistently well.

In reply, starting with 20 runs for the wickets they had taken in the first innings, Streatham and Marlborough scored a batting total of 50 runs in their 80 ball innings, giving them a total of 70 runs. It was not enough to overtake the Sevenoaks Vine’s grand total of 105 (85 plus 20). Excitingly for the players, England U19, Trent Rockets and South East Stars all-rounder Alexa Stonehouse presented the U11 EIGHTY Cup and medals to both teams.

KENT U13 GIRLS ‘THE EIGHTY’ HARDBALL COMPETITION

Beckenham have become the first winners of The EIGHTY, Kent Cricket’s new and exciting competition for Under 13 girls club teams, based on THE HUNDRED.

On the hottest day of the year, the London club team defeated Penshurst Park in the Final, hosted by Kings Hill CC 125 runs to 96. Excitingly, Kent, England U19 and Oval Invincibles star all rounder Ryana MacDonald-Gay presented the trophy and medals to all the finalists.

Previously, having won their regional Kent divisions, Chestfield (East Kent) and Linton Park/Leeds and Broomfield (Mid Kent) joined Beckenham (Metropolitan) and Penshurst Park (West Kent) in two preceding Semi-Finals. Penshurst Park (110 runs) narrowly defeated Chestfield (99) by 11 runs. In the other semi final, Beckenham scored a massive 150 runs in their 80 balls, with Linton Park/Leeds and Broomfield gallantly mustering 60 runs.

In the 3rd/4th Play off Linton Park/Leeds and Broomfield elected to bat first and totalled 85, but Chestfield replied with 125 total by virtue of taking five wickets, which gave them a bonus of 25 batting runs.

David Sear, Chairman of Kent’s Women’s and Girls Group, said, “Congratulations to Beckenham who were deserved winners, and in spite of the heat, it was a brilliant finale to the competition which has involved 18 clubs in regional divisions across the county. All the players performed magnificently and it was great having Ryana, an exceptional role model, who chatted and had photos with the girls during the afternoon”.