Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Bradford girls' cricket team breaking records after overcoming social barriers

A girls' cricket team from Bradford has been nominated for a national award after breaking records and overcoming social barriers.

The u15s side from Carlton Bolling College was formed three years ago despite opposition from the community.

Most of the girls come from Muslim backgrounds, where women are not traditionally encouraged to take part in sports.

However, since winning the fight for their right the play cricket their journey on the field has been a successful one.

The girls won three consecutive county titles and were crowned North of England Champions earlier this year.

Last month, they finished runners-up at Lord's after an impressive display in the national finals.

Some of the girls have now been given an opportunity to train at Yorkshire cricketer Adil Rashid's academy.

The award-winning team has now been shortlisted for the Community Award at The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards in association with Vitality.

The public vote closes on Sunday 15 October. For more information and to vote, click here.