Rose Simmons, Bermudian Cricketer is Crowned UK National Cricket Team Champion with her Felsted School Team.
Simmons & her Teammates
Felsted School Under 18 Girls’ Cricket team were crowned National Champions in the Under 18 National School Cup after beating Millfield and Shrewsbury.
Batting first against Millfield, Felsted set a score of 115/6 to beat, which looked to be an easy target after the opposition scored 102 in their first 14 overs. However some excellent bowling and fielding brought the score level, taking the team into a final super over where Felsted scored their 10 runs required in just 4 balls. After a short break Felsted were back on the field against Shrewsbury for the final game, where the opposition were bowled out by Felsted on 115.
Keeping their cool and making good use of current Bermuda and Essex players, Rose Simmons, Grace Poole (Felsted Captain) and Jess Olorenshaw, Felsted achieved the desired score in just 17 overs, making them National Champions. Rose joined Felsted School in January 2018 on a sports scholarship and has been a key member of their first team this season.
Head of Felsted Girls’ Cricket and current Sussex Vipers Player Carla Rudd comments, “I am so fortunate to coach such hardworking and passionate girls. Each one of them gave their all on that pitch and kept fighting even when things were not going their way. It has been a pleasure to watch them grow as cricketers and as individuals over the last few years.”
This win follows a successful cricket season for Felsted, with two county titles for the U15 girls and the 1st XI boys. Felsted is currently nominated as an Inspirational School for Girls’ Cricket by Essex CCC and became a MCCF (Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation) hub for Girls’ Cricket in November 2015.
Felsted School will be visiting Bermuda for the British Boarding School Fair on September 18th and 19th 2019, held at the Hamilton Princess Hotel.