We have enjoyed another cracking week of cricket at King’s St Alban’s with many of our boys and girls taking part in competitive fixtures and clubs.
U11 A T20 Cricket v Abberley
I was delighted to be able to umpire my first 1st X1 match this season on Wednesday at Abberley. The whole afternoon was made easier for me by Oscar who captained the team so maturely. He won the toss and opted to field first and went on to get his bowling and batting order spot on. Abberley had a couple of very strong batters which we struggled to dismiss but we battled on and every player bowled well. At the end of their innings, we did manage to get a flurry of 4 wickets.
We were chasing a good total of 142 but as we discussed between innings, they were positive and thought this was ‘doable’. After the first 5 overs we were ahead of the run rate needed but then lost a couple of important wickets early on which put us under pressure. Angus came in 5th and steadied the game with some excellent batting and scored 40 runs. Unfortunately, we could not quite last the 20 overs and fell short of their total by only 20 runs scoring 122. My player of the match would have to be Angus for both his bowling and batting performance.
Well done to all the boys!
U10/11 B Team v Abberley
This afternoons mixed U11 cricket match was against Abberley down at the King’s playing fields. Hugo our captain for the day, unfortunately lost the toss and was sent in to bat. Our batting performance was very impressive, the children showed great discipline with their running between the wickets. It was fantastic to see the children displaying what we had looked at in our games sessions. Everyone contributed to achieving our total with the bat. Giles and Ollie batted very well as a pair being very vocal and encouraging one another. Noah and Luca made an outstanding contribution of 16 runs between them. Well done boys!
At the change of innings, we began to bowl and this was equally impressive. Taking a total 10 wickets throughout the team this put us in a great position to go onto victory. A special mention to Florence Venables who managed to get figures of 0 runs and 1 wicket in her first over. Well done Florence!! Giles, Luca and Lucia also did fantastically claiming wickets for our team.
Overall it was a fantastic afternoons cricket from both sides and great to see the competitiveness that fixtures bring from both teams. Congratulations to Abberley and to St Albans. Well done all!
U11/U10 C Cricket match v Abberley
What a superb afternoon of cricket over at Abberley on Wednesday afternoon! We won the toss and opted to field first. The bowling was excellent and many gained wickets through their accurate bowling. Eddie had two in 1 over! Sam took two difficult catches and bowler of the match was awarded to Heidi. We managed to keep Abberley’s score to 235. At the changeover we talked about going for the singles and calling after every ball. Consequently, many extra runs were gained. Sazan had 2 sixes in his over – excellent! Sazan was voted batter of the match and Sam, fielder of the match. Final score was 281 to KSA, 235 to Abberley. A great afternoon of cricket, well done!
U10/11 Intra School Match
On a beautiful day at the King’s games fields, two mixed KSA cricket teams embraced another opportunity to hone their match skills. First in to bat were the tropically named ‘Pineapple Chunks’. They all batted well, striking a good balance between scoring runs and defensive shots to protect their wickets.
The fielding team, unsure what to call themselves, were eventually named ‘The Nothings’. They all bowled an over each and I was impressed with how much they have improved this term. They were very unlucky not to take any wickets.
The Pineapple Chunks set an impressive 142 runs to beat. The Nothings started their batting innings well, scoring 9 runs in the first two overs. However, the Pineapple Chunks bowled strongly and took a flurry of wickets. Amelia W also took 2 wickets with some super catches. The Nothings batted well, moving towards the ball, and sideways to hit wide balls! However, they lost 6 wickets, resulting in a final score of 103. The Pineapple Chunks were the well-deserved winners. Well done to both teams for their sportsmanship and for making it such a fun match for everyone.
We look forward to another cracking week of cricket in the sunshine next week!