TWO Herefordshire girls have proved they can match the England Test cricket team by beating a team from the Caribbean.

While Joe Root's side managed to see off the West Indies, Harriet Shuker and Chloe Tingle were part of a National Festivals Under-14 team that played a series of matches against the Barbados women's development team.

The first match was a tough Twenty-20 encounter played on a hard wicket with temperatures reaching 32 degrees.

However, the festival team fought hard and pulled off the win.

They then took part in a 35 over game, on a similar wicket with slightly lower temperatures.

The tourists started to acclimatise to the conditions and took several early wickets which enabled them to dominate the game.

Only three overs were able to be played in their next match after thunder and lightning put paid top the day's before the girls travelled to the north of Barbados to play at the Isolation Cricket Ground, which has been previously used by the England men's team as a training base.

Temperatures were now up to 34 degrees and the Bajan team started well, taking five wickets for just six runs inside nine overs.

The fightback then started with the remaining players taking their score to 66, which included Harriet hitting the only boundary of the match.

The 13-year-old also only conceded three runs off her first three overs before wickets started to tumble.

The festival team started to take control of the match, which ended with Chloe taking the final three wickets to claim a 3-0 series win.

The girls were rewarded with an evening at the Kensington Oval to watch the Barbados Tridents take on the St Lucia Stars, as well as being treated to a Catamaran trip down the west coast where they swam with turtles.