Mullum High’s girls cricket team ready for North Coast T20 final

Mullumbimby High School’s U/14 girls cricket XI are preparing for the Lyn Larson Shield final.

Words and pic Lachlan Belleville

A stellar year for female sport at Mullumbimby High School has been capped off by the advancement of the U/14 girls cricket team to the final of the Lyn Larson Shield. 

The twenty over competition is run under a knock-out format, so one loss will remove a team from the tournament. 

This has created a ‘must-win atmosphere’ that the Mullum High girl cricketers have seemed to flourish in.

The team eased their way through their first couple of games with victories at home against Wollumbin High School and away, playing at Ballina Coast High School. 

It was their semi-final game that posed the greatest difficulty.

In a very close game Kingscliff collected 86 runs on home turf, but it wasn’t enough to deny Mullumbimby High a triumph after posting a tally of 93.

Team member Zara Morris described this as their best moment.

‘When we played Kingscliff, how Ella (Britain) caught the final ball to win the game for us. That was really intense. It was good,’ Zara said.

Their win against Kingscliff saw Mullumbimby High School crowned as the best U/14s girls cricket side in the northern half of the North Coast. 

They will travel to Grafton to play in the final against the winner of the southern half of the North Coast where the recipient of the 2019 Lyn Larson Shield will be decided. The date of the final has yet to be confirmed.

The side’s achievement caps off an outstanding year for female sport at Mullumbimby High School. In the past twelve months female students from the school have been selected for the state and national teams playing netball, AFL, softball and futsal.

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