Last Friday saw nine Bushy Park Girls playing in the Richmond Borough Indoor Schools Competition at Waldegrave School in Twickenham. Teddington School as last year’s champions came with a fearsome reputation and six Bushy Park girls in their ranks including Kate Middleton, Emma Nunn, Imogen Higgins, Izzy Jenner, Georgia Dobson and captain Abigail Avery. Teddington not only won last year’s tournament they went on to beat Godolphin and Latimer School to be crowned U13 indoor Middlesex School Champions 2016.
Without last year’s opponents Grey Court and Turin House, it was Waldegrave and Christ’s School who joined Teddington in the tournament. With healthy wins for both Waldegrave and Teddington against a plucky Christ’s side it all came down to a head-to-head between the two titans.
In a reversal of last year’s result it was the Waldegrave Swans who came out the winners in a tough contest against the Teddington Kingfishers. BPG’s Paige Goodwin captained the Swans and it was her batting that proved one of the decisive factors in the contest. Not to be outdone Evie Davies bagged a brace of wickets and Jess Low snaffled a hat-trick to secure the win. Waldegrave now aim to follow in Teddington School’s footsteps when they travel to the Lady Taverners Middlesex final in Finchley next year.