KING’S College Under-15s girls’ cricket team won the Broderick Cup at Queen’s College.

After winning the first match against Haygrove School, the King’s team, which included several debutants, were a bit more confident as they fielded first in the second game against Queen’s College.

Accurate bowling and tight fielding managed to restrict the opposition, and King’s were able to chase the score to win.

The final match in Group A was against Chilton Trinity, and King’s triumphed once more to reach the final. Wellington stood between them and the title. 

Batting first, Wellington looked set for a good score but Rosie Thornhill, on her debut, got two early wickets that turned out to be the game-changer and limited the opponents to 81 runs.

When they replied, King’s also lost early wickets. They needed 12 off the final two overs with the last pair, Nicole Marlow and Beth Barzotelli, at the wicket. 

Beth’s first ball was a four to deep mid-wicket, and Nicole - facing the last ball, with one to win - hit a cover drive to the boundary.

King’s captain Molly Vellacott secured the prize for the most runs of the tournament, and King’s retained the cup for another year.

King’s would like to thank Arul Suppiah and Queen’s College for arranging a superb tournament.