King’s & BGS triumph in Lady Taverners competitions

Bristol Grammar School (BGS) and The King’s School will represent Gloucestershire in the regional rounds of the Lady Taverner’s competition after winning the county finals.

BGS triumphed in the Under 13 tournament while King’s took the Under 15 title.

Both finals days were held at Leisure@ in Cheltenham and featured six schools who qualified by winning local festivals.

In the Under 13 competiton BGS – who were beaten finalists in 2017 – went one better this year after beating King’s in the final.  They will go on to represent Gloucestershire at Edgbaston on April 19. The other schools who reached finals day included Rednock, Newent, Winterbourne and last year’s champions Dean Close.

King’s were crowned U15 champions after beating Stroud High. Their regional final is on April 26 – also at Edgbaston. The other schools which competed at the county finals were Pate’s, BGS, Winterbourne and the High School for Girls who reached the last six despite never having entered the tournament before.

The indoor tournaments were organized by Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) women and girls officer Lisa Pagett.

She said:

“I seem to say this every year but I mean it with absolute sincerest that the quality of cricket has gone up dramatically this year. All the matches I saw were really competitive with the feeling that any team could beat anyone else. The tournament was played in a lovely spirit and it was great to see teams like the High School for Girls achieve such success in their first year of entering. This just shows what schools can do and hopefully it will inspire even more to sign up next year.” - Lisa Pagett