Both the Under 15 and Under 13 Girls cricketers came out on top in their retrospective Middlesbrough Schools indoor cricket competitions over the past fortnight - booking their places at the Northern finals.
After a successful first outing at Eston Sports Centre the U13 girls reached the semi - final. But with time ticking last Wednesday the decision was made to move the final two games of the competition to Macmillan seven days later. After disptching a host of Middlesbrough based schools first time around, the Macmillan girls had home advantage for thier key semi - final against Yarm School's A team. With the vistors only managing 84 in batting Macmillan were all out at 110 for 6, setting up a final meeting against Acklam Grange. This match was seemingly much closer and a stunning late rally saw Mrs King and Mrs Weighells' team win by two wickets after coming from 6 down with only a few balls left to be bowled.
As for the U15 team, thier route to the Northern finals was much more simplistic. A one day tournment saw them overcome The Unity City Academy and two teams, again from Yarm School thier A and B sides. This success saw both teams through to the next round, help in Leeds. With the U13 final on the 1st of Febuary and the U15 event being ehlp a week later on the 8th. As always thier progress can be trakced on this blog.
Macmillan Academy - Teesside