Redbridge Rangers, from the Essex East London girls project, won their second Streetchance competition over half term at PlayOn Sports Canary Wharf, making it two wins out of two in their brief history.
After a few warm-up games in the morning, hard work got underway after lunch in the round-robin format group stage of the competition. The girls lost their first game, to a strong Sutton & Croydon mixed side (S&C), but went on to win their following three games, against Croydon, Sutton and Bristol respectively. This left them standing in second place, with S&C mixed sitting in first place having won all of their games.
The top two in the group went through to play in the final, meaning Redbridge faced S&C mixed for the third time that day, having lost to them once in the warm-up games and once in the group stage. Spurred on by this statistic, the girls put in a fantastic bowling and fielding display, restricting S&C to 21 runs from their 20 ball innings. This was chased down successfully with an over to spare, finishing in style with a straight six over the bowler’s head to the back wall.
After appearing fairly despondent after the warm-up games, it was fantastic to see the girls pick themselves up and grow in confidence throughout the group stage and final as they went on to pick up their second trophy. A fantastic team effort.
Guest Post: Dave Letch | Cricket Development Manager (Women & Girls / South Board)