This is the second time the prestigious club, formerly the governing body of the game, have visited the Mayfield-based school to play two Twenty20 fixtures against the best 11-18 year-old schoolgirl cricketers. According to the school, the MCC won the toss on both occasions and elected to bat first, making the most of the warm and sunny conditions to set a tough target for Mayfield’s young cricketers.
Despite some great batting performances from Lizzie (scoring 39*), Zara (35) and Flo (26), Mayfield fell just short in their run chase in both games.
However, Mayfield’s Head of Cricket, Emily Starr said:
“It is a real honour to play the MCC and play our part in championing women’s cricket.
“The sport is now a firm favourite at Mayfield even though we introduced only it as a major sport five years ago.”
The school now has several girls in their respective age group County squads, and has been recognised by ‘The Cricketer’ magazine as one of the country’s top-20 all-girls schools for cricket, over the past two years.
“A big thank you to the MCC for giving our girls this opportunity,” added Emily.