Girls bowled over by cricket bonanza

England may not be doing too well in the one day internationals, but Preston’s youngsters are set to give the cricketing world a run for its money.

Around 100 young girls took to the crease for the Asda 
Primary Schools Kwik Cricket Tournament.

Preston Schools Girls Cricket tournament at Fulwood and Broughton Cricket Club

Preston Schools Girls Cricket tournament at Fulwood and Broughton Cricket Club

The event was held at Fulwood and Broughton Cricket Club in Garstang Road.

Club members set up the ground and continue to support the development of cricket in Preston.

Dean Brandwood, Preston Sport and Health School Games Organiser, said: “This annual tournament has grown in popularity with twice as many schools taking part.”

The girls from St Andrew’s CE in Ashton came third, leaving the final to be a fiercely fought match between two Fulwood schools.

Harris and Our Lady and St Edward’s Catholic primaries battled it out.

A narrow victory for Our Lady and St Edward’s takes them into the county finals at the end of June.