Cricketers Beth and Sophie chosen for Cheshire

Beth Garnett

Bowler Beth Garnett has been picked to play for Cheshire in this summer’s ECB women’s U15 county championship, while Sophie Gould has been selected again for the U13s.

It’s 14-year-old Beth’s second year of representing Cheshire girls, and her new season with her county is now under way, with the bowler (pictured above) having made her debut for the U15s against Lancashire earlier this month.

Sophie Gould

The Cheshire selectors have also picked 13-year-old bowler Sophie Gould to play for their U13s for a second consecutive summer.

Sophie, who also plays for Broadbottom, will be hoping for a season as spectacular as last year’s, during which she managed an incredible haul of six wickets for five runs in a victory over Durham.

UPDATE: Since publishing, we’ve also learned that sixth former Niyati Takiar has been picked to play for the Cheshire U17s.

“Brilliant to be picked again”

Beth, who was part of our school U15s team who won the Stockport round of the Lady Taverners indoor cricket competition in February (pictured below), told us about her route to success:

I’ve been playing for my club Stockport Georgians for about five years and it’s great that we can play and have coaching at school now too.

It’s brilliant to be picked for Cheshire again and I’m happy to have the chance to keep playing more games and improving.

Girls U15s cricket team

Girls’ cricket at Stockport Grammar

Girls’ cricket practice currently runs every Thursday lunchtime and is led by school cricket coach and former England bowler Mr James Ormond.

Our sport and PE extracurricular activities page contains details of the dozens of opportunities we offer to pupils to play sport outside of their PE and Games lessons.

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