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On a breezy and cool afternoon, Loreto College played their first competitive cricket match on Tuesday 15th May against Limavady Grammar School.

Despite the conditions the players and spectators were able to participate in a small piece of cricketing history on the same day that Ireland’s Men’s Test Match concluded against Pakistan who are touring the UK and Ireland.

Despite the conditions and the greater experience of our opponents the team showed admirable qualities of a willingness to participate and to learn for future matches.

Playing on a full size cricket ground was a new experience for our team, most of whom are new to the game and all, apart from one are in their first year at the college.

This was a day on which the ball dominated the bat and in a relatively low scoring game the bowling of Hannah Staats Howard and Matthew Fish, our wicket takers and the superb catch taken by Oisin Kelly, fielding at mid- wicket were our stand-out performances.