Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club’s U13 Girls are celebrating being crowned the ECB T20 National Champions after a comprehensive victory at Lords beating Berkswell CC from Coventry by 51 runs on Saturday afternoon.
Tunbridge Wells hit a staggering 193 runs in their 20 overs, with a loss of just two wickets. Georgia Moran was not out on 90, and Ruby Marriage hit 71, before Daisy Brandon (1) and Charlotte Youds (7) helped the girls over the line.
Brandon then heaped on the pressure with the ball and was rewarded with figures of two wickets for just 12 runs off three overs, whilst Charlotte Wren came in with the other two wickets for just 14 runs off two overs.
With multiple video messages coming in from cricket stars around the world, the girls had everyone behind them. England and Kent Cricket skipper Sam Billings, fresh from his The Hundred win with the Oval Invincibles, wished the girls all the best for their final, and said he was sure they’d bring it home.
England’s top-order batter, Kent Cricket, and ex-Sevenoaks Vine member Zak Crawley also wished the girls well. Then all the way from Antigua, Sir Richie Richardson also had a few words of encouragement for the girls too!
En-route to the final the girls beat Marden, The Mote, Cranleigh, Spencer (Surrey), Slough, Thripwell, and Hursley Park.
Congratulations to all the girls, their coaches and parents alike, on a superb achievement, we will be following closely!
Kent Cricket Premier update
Sadly, Tunbridge Wells could not complete their season with a win after losing away at St Lawrence and Highland Court. Even if they had though, Lordswood managed to steer themselves home against a passionate Holmesdale side to win the Kent Premier title.
At the other end of the table, Sevenoaks Vine were beaten by fellow relegation rivals Blackheath, bringing an end to their time in the top flight, having been ever-present in the Premier Division since it’s inception in 2002.