Two talented teenagers at Morpeth Cricket Club have been selected to play for Northumberland U15s.
Holly Jordan and Imogen Venters-Wood are the only girls from King Edward VI School that play cricket for Morpeth.
They are both highly motivated and they are involved in other sports. Imogen is a 1st Dan black belt in karate and is a member of the Ashington Shotokan Karate Club and Holly is a member of the Morpeth Harriers.
The Year 9 students are also both in the Morpeth Baden Powell Scout group and are currently undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
On May 4, they played in a Northumberland Cricket Board women’s T10 competition that took place on the Morpeth CC pitches at Longhirst Hall. It was well attended by teams from throughout Northumberland and Cumbria and it had the best of the Bank Holiday weather.
The aim of the competition was to introduce the sport to newcomers in a friendly and fairly informal way in relation to the ECB cricket promotion of the This Girl Can initiative.
Jonny Fox – third from right, front row. Jack Young – fourth from right, front row.
Jonny Fox and Jack Young tasted success in France participating in the U15 Neuville sur Saône International Tournament with their NUFC squad.
They both play for the Newcastle United Academy and go out on a day release programme.
Twenty top teams from across Europe and beyond including NUFC compete over 3 days, and for the first time ever NUFC come out on top – unbeaten throughout whole tournament!
In groupstages they beat FC Bourg (2-1), Marseille (1-0), CSNeuvillois (3-0) and drew against Evian Thonon (1-1) qualifying top of the group. Quarter Finals beat Portuguese team Guimaraes (1-0), Semi Finals beat Lyon (1-0) and then tasting victory in Final against a strong Swiss team – Servette (1-0).
After progressing through both the local and regional rounds of the National Table Tennis Championships Competition the KEVI U19 team recently played in the National semi-finals of the event at Wood Green Academy, West Bromwich.
The team, made up of Blair Carmichael, Alex Creighton, Jamie Hall, Tim Bryce and William Capps played brilliantly and finished in second position.
On Tuesday 28 April the Year 10 footballers played in the Northumberland County Cup final.
Despite a bright start, the KEVI team found themselves one nil down at the break. First half chances were of a premium for both sides.
Into the second half and KEVI soon found themselves level; a smart finish from Harvey Colledge. One one and there looked to be only one winner! Despite several efforts on goal however the scores somehow remained tied. Both normal and extra time couldn’t find a winner.
To penalties…13 v 12 the final score! Well done boys on a fantastic season.