Tuxford teens play Trent Bridge in Lady Taverners county final

Tuxford Academy Under 13s
Tuxford Academy Under 13s

A squad of local cricketers made it through to a prestigious indoor county final at Trent Bridge.

The group of 10 Tuxford Academy Under 13s qualified for the Lady Taverners Indoor Cricket County final.

PE teacher Ms Aisthorpe heaped praise on the youngsters for their performances in the finals.

She said: “The girls represented not only the academy but the district and were a credit to both.”

“I was really proud of how well they performed and improved since they started playing.”

“It bodes well for success in the future for girls’ cricket at Tuxford.”

“The reputation of sport at Tuxford Academy continues to remain strong.”

The Tuxford team, who have only been training together since September, were selected before Christmas to represent Bassetlaw district at the finals.

Although a newly formed team, the girls did have the privilege of training last summer in curriculum lessons with Jenny Gunn, an England Ashes winner.

After reaching the quarter-finals, team captain Georgia Cartilidge said it was great to get so far.

“It was a knock-out format. Unfortunately we did not progress to the semi-finals.”

“It was a fantastic opportunity though to play at such a famous ground.”

The format of the event comprised of seven schools from each district in the county who were all competing for the Lady Taverners Trophy.

The Tuxford Academy team were in a league with Easte Leake Academy, George Spencer Academy and Southwell Minster.