King's Hawford

12 May

Cricket in the shadow of the Cathedral

U11 Cricket vs King’s St Alban’s

On Monday afternoon a group of Year 6 children travelled to the King’s Senior School pitches to play their first hardball cricket match of the term against King’s St Alban’s. The game was played in a beautiful setting in the shadow of Worcester Cathedral; it was lovely to see the Year 6 children from both schools strengthening their friendships through the medium of competitive sport. During the match the King’s Hawford team demonstrated fast and accurate bowling as well as intelligent shots and decision-making when batting. Special mention should go to Zofia W and Mathilda M for their superb batting performances as well as Henry K for doing a great job in his first experience as wicket-keeper. Nico C, Henry LA and Edward S also bowled well, picking up two wickets each.

 

U9 Cricket vs Abberley

On Tuesday afternoon, a group of Year 4 children enjoyed a very close first cricket game of the term in the stunning Abberley sunshine. Batting first, the King’s Hawford boys and girls showed excellent concentration and focus, ensuring they watched the ball carefully and subsequently struck several impressive shots, despite Abberley’s effective bowling attack. George O, Harriet B and Christopher HS were the standout batters, regularly finding the boundary with their shots.

In the second innings, the King’s Hawford children worked hard to develop the accuracy of their bowling as well as their decision-making whilst fielding the ball. They showed outstanding resilience against a strong Abberley batting line up that included one especially capable batsman. Wickets from Ismail B, James B, Harry C and George O contributed to a close final score.

 

Under 11 A Cricket V Kings St Alban’s

The Under 11 cricket team made a sparkling start to their cricket season in the fixture against King’s St Alban’s. Losing the toss and being put into bat allowed the King’s Hawford side to set a challenging target of 181 runs off 20 overs. The batting was led by Ned T, Billy T and Fletcher K, all of whom retired having scored 30 runs; Cameron K offered impressive support with 25. All the children then bowled, as King’s St Alban’s attempted to chase down King’s Hawford’s total. Wickets fell at regular intervals with Charlotte B, Fletcher K and Billy T all producing impressive spells of quick bowling. As the game finished, both sides appreciated walking up the first team to pitch to watch the Under 14s, including some impressive cricketers from King’s St Alban’s and King’s Hawford.