Batter Lucia Kendall is proving one of the stars of this season’s School Sport Magazine National Schools U15 Girls T20 Cricket Cup.
The young St Swithun’s School cricketer blasted an incredible 192 runs – the highest score in the five-year history of the tournament – as her Winchester team surged into the last eight today.
Her superb knock helped her side reach a mammoth 236 in just 20 overs – another record for the competition – as St Swithun’s ended Parkstone Grammar School’s run, restricting them to 138-7 in reply.
For Lucia, it was her second century of the tournament following a memorable ton in the group stages against Sherborne Girls School.
Next up for St Swithun’s are Millfield, who themselves produced one of the most emphatic victories in the last 16 with a 154 win against Oxford High School.
Batting first, Harriet Dimdore-Miles hit 51 from 30 balls, India Owen smashed 54 from 34 balls and Jess Hazel scored 35 from 24 balls as the Somerset side totalled 214-2 in their 20 overs.
Ella Middleton then took 2-25 and Charlotte Taylor snared 2-11 as Oxford were bowled by for 60 in reply.
Joining them in the last eight will be Shrewsbury School who overcame Leicester Grammar by 69 runs.
Harriet Shuker (37) and Adelaide Sillar (34) helped the Shropshire team reach 136-8 before two wickets each from Alice Hughes and Lisette Barden reduced Leicester to 67-8.
Felsted will tackle Bekhamsted next Tuesday and the Leys School will play Norwich School in the two remaining last 16 ties.
Quarter final games will be played before the end of term with finals day taking place at Felsted School on Monday September 3.