Amazing Grace

Senior School
3 Feb 23

We have been greatly impressed by Old Suttonian Grace Scrivens (2022 F) during her time as captain for England in the U19 T20 World Cup. Miss Jelfs, Head of Girls’ Cricket, reflects on Grace’s success in the tournament below.

South Africa hosted the tournament, which was contested by 16 teams, divided into four groups. Grace and her team performed well throughout the tournament reaching the semi-final against Australia. After a tense match, Grace stole the win for England, deciding to bowl herself when Australia needed just two runs off 12 balls.

She started tight, not letting Australia get any runs and on the fourth ball of her over she caught the Australian player in front of her stumps to be awarded leg before wicket (lbw). This was the winning wicket and secured England a place in the final against India.
In the final, Grace led her team out. It was a tough innings with the bat and England finished 68 all out. India came out strongly with the bat and reach the total with only three wickets down, with Grace managing to get herself one of those.

Unfortunately, despite a brilliant performance, England lost the final, but it was a huge achievement for the team to even reach such a prestigious final.
Incredibly, Grace was awarded Player of the Tournament, which is an amazing achievement and proof of her hard work and dedication throughout the tournament. She was also the second-highest runs scorer and, when International Cricket Council announced their ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament, Grace was chosen as the Captain.

A huge congratulations must go to Grace and the England girls on an amazing World Cup. She did herself and the School proud and we cannot wait to see what she achieves in the future.