Kate bowls ’em over with her masterclass

ENGLAND WOMEN’S cricket player Kate Cross bowled over pupils at Saddleworth School as she hosted a master class for pupils from the year eight, nine and ten cricket teams.

A question-and-answer session was followed by Kate guiding the boys through a variety of skill drills before she impressed the group with her speedy bowling and agile fielding.

Kate has played at famous venues such as the MCG in Australia while representing England and, still only 21 years of age, surely has a glittering career still ahead of her.​

OWZAT: Kate (centre) lines up with excited pupils before putting them through their paces
OWZAT: Kate (centre) lines up with excited pupils before putting them through their pace

Saddleworth’s year ten cricket team has made it through to the semi-finals of the Oldham Schools Cup:

They defeated Bluecoat in the quarter-finals to set up a semi-final against either Crompton House or Royton and Crompton.

Saddleworth amassed a total of 116 with the bat in 16 overs with Daniel Jones and James Howard scoring 29 and 38 runs respectively.

The visitors threatened an upset as they raced to a quick 50 in their innings but some steady bowling from the hosts and a weaker Bluecoat middle order led to the opposition running out of steam and finishing on 99 for five,17 runs shy of victory in their allotted allocation of overs.​

Saddleworth’s year eight rugby team has made it through to the final of the Oldham Schools Cup:

They overcame Crompton House to progress to the final as Adam Dransfield scored a hat-trick of tries in a hard fought 30-16 victory.

The final will be against Waterhead Academy at Oldham Rugby Union Club on Thursday, July 11.

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