Those of you who have been following Portmoak’s cricket success over the last few years may not be surprised to hear that the 5 class school fielded an all girls cricket team for the first Scottish Girls Under 12 Kwik Cricket Competition on Sunday 26th August. Cricket Scotland hope to make this an annual event, as the day was a great success and much enjoyed by all who attended. The sun came out during the afternoon to make for ideal conditions in Doo’cot Park, Perth.
Portmoak girls faced some stiff competition on the day, as there were not many other school teams there, but mainly cricket clubs. In fact, we were the only school from Perth and Kinross who entered a girls team for the competition. There were 6 teams in total on the day, Watsonians Cricket Club, Kinross Cricket Club, Portmoak Primary School, Loretto, Arbroath United Cricket Club and Carlton Cricket Club. Everyone played the other 5 teams in a round robin format. There were several close defeats for the Portmoak team, who won one of their games. The overall winner was Kinross Cricket Club, proving that girls’ cricket is certainly going strong in the Kinross area!
Portmoak’s team were: Megan Brown, Krystyna Muzsynski, Megan Ferguson, Grace Cowie, Esme Allen, Sylvie McKenzie, Rebecca Mitchell, Eve Robertson, Lilly Spenke and Carla Spowart. All of the girls played brilliantly on the day and the whole school are really proud of them for taking on the best teams in Scottish Girls’ under 12 cricket.