THE Ribble Valley Girls Under 12s cricket team have set the standard!
In their first tournament of the season at Skelmersdale, they beat four district teams to finish clear winners of the West Lancs Indoor Trophy.
In a nail-biting finish to their match with eventual runners-up West Lancs, they won off the very last ball. They got the two needed to tie the match, but then an overthrow gave them the win. Further wins against Fylde, South Ribble and St Helens left them clear at the top of the table.
The core of this year’s Under 12s squad is the Under 11 team which topped the table against Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale last year, also reaching the County final.
This is due to be played outdoors this month.
The support of the Community Foundation for Lancashire has been an important part of the girl’s development, providing funding for equipment and rental of sports halls for indoor coaching and competitions.