Tunbridge Wells girls’ cricket contest triumph

    Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club

    Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club’s under 11 girls’ squad triumphed over their regional opponents during a recent tournament, beating their rivals, the Surrey-based Spencer Cricket Club, to clinch victory in a dramatic final.

    Ten teams from Kent, Sussex and Surrey took part in the event on September 13, which was sponsored by One Warwick Park Hotel, initially in a series of round robin matches in two leagues of five.

    The winners from each league, Tunbridge Wells and Spencer, then went head to head.

    Toby Johns, tournament manager at Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club, said: “After six hours of play across the day, the result of the tournament was in doubt until the very last over.

    “The standard of cricket was high, which is not surprising as many of the girls playing for the two finalists play for Kent and Surrey at county level.”

    The winners and runners-up were presented with their medals by Louise Clark, chief operating officer of Markerstudy Leisure, owners of One Warwick Park Hotel.

    She said: “As supporters and sponsors of Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club we were, of course, delighted the home team won, but we would like to congratulate all those who took part for producing some entertaining cricket across the day.”