St George's girls show off sporting prowess

On Thursday 4 May, the tennis courts and cricket pitches at St George's College were filled with girls competing for victory in their respective sports. In a wonderful day of sporting activity, girls' tennis and girls' cricket at St George's were truly highlighted. 

Girls' Surrey Pairs Championships

First of all, over 100 girls from different schools turned up to the College to take part in the Girls' Surrey Pairs Championships. With matches taking place on the grass courts, hard courts and indoor courts, there was a lot of quality tennis being played.

St George's was represented very well in this competition with girls from both the College and Junior School taking part. There was high hopes for all St George's teams competing and the girls did not disappoint.

The results:

Open (Senior girls) - 1st - Champions

Under 12 girls - 2nd

Under 13 girls - 3rd

Under 14 girls - 3rd

As well as these brilliant achievements, on Saturday 6 May St George's College girls performed brilliantly as a team to win the first Independent Girls' School Competition, beating Wellington College in the final - a fantastic achievement!

All of these results, along with the senior College girls winning the Surrey League Championships at Reed's School a couple of weeks ago, tops off a remarkable start to the tennis season for girls at St George's College.

St George's College Under 15 6s Cricket Festival (girls)

In the afternoon it was time for the girls' cricketers at the College to fly the flag for St George's in the Under 15 6s Festival.

As more girls from local schools arrived at the College, St George's playing fields were awash with female athletes hoping to be the best.

St George's main under 15s team played brilliantly throughout the group stages, scoring lots of runs and taking wickets with confidence. In order to ensure all girls were participating, each player had to bowl an over each and the batsman retired on 20.

Eventually, after some brilliant performances, St George's under 15s reached the final, where they came up against Hurst College, in a repeat of last year's inaugural final, which Hurst won.

In a fantastic match, with lots of powerful hitting and precise bowling, Hurst College won again, as they claimed victory by just 3 runs.

Well done to all the girls who took part in this wonderful day of sport.

There was then an under 13 girls' cricket festival on Saturday 5 May, with St George's under 13A team finishing in 6th place.

9 May 2017

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