King's St Alban's

29 April

Cricket Season: Pupils buzzing with anticipation

U11 Girls’ Cricket v The Elms

On Wednesday we opened our cricket season with an outstanding performance against The Elms School. Our captain, Mea, lost the toss and The Elms chose to field first. Our girls were a little nervous to start with in their batting  and needed to hit the loose balls harder. They communicated well and ran quickly between the wickets. The strongest batting pair were Elin and Daisy, who scored 19 runs off their two overs, with Daisy hitting three fours!

We then came out to field and our girls’ bowling was amazing, with all their hard work in the winter nets paying off. As a team we gave away very few extras and gained seven wickets. Flo and Daisy had the best bowling averages, giving no extras, having very few runs scored against them and Daisy gained two wickets.

We won the game convincingly and the girls should be very proud of their performance.

 

U11/U10 B Girls’ Cricket match v The Elms

The girls had a wonderful first cricket match on Wednesday afternoon. The weather was a little chilly for cricket, but it certainly didn’t stem their enthusiasm. They lost the toss and batted first. We had some good calls, made some excellent singles and Emily hit a great four. After the first innings it was our turn to bowl. We were very impressed with all the girls’ bowling. Some were a little nervous but soon pushed those nerves aside to make some great bowls. We took five wickets and some great fielding meant we had some run-outs within that. Erin was superb at bowling, earning herself a maiden over and a wicket within that. Congratulations to the Bowler of the Match , Erin and Batter of the Match, Jessica. This was a great match girls,  and we are very much looking forward to the rest of the season.

 

U10/11 A Boys Cricket v The Elms

What a brilliant start to the cricket term for the U10 and U11 boys in their fixtures against The Elms! The captain from The Elms won the toss and decided to bat first. With some really impressive bowling from all members of the King’s St Alban’s team, they were able to keep The Elms’ run rate down. After seven overs The Elms had a score of 14/0, which really shows the standard of the King’s St Alban’s bowling. The Elms kicked on during the last 10 overs of their innings, managed score a number of boundaries and set a score of 100. Guy R impressed with his safe hands and agility behind the stumps.

It was King’s St Alban’s turn to bat and we started off well and were ahead of the run rate. Some great bowling and fielding from The Elms led to us losing a number of quick wickets. Special Mention to Tommy and Lex, who both batted exceptionally. Tommy was 23 before being run out and Lex was 34 not out, which included some well-timed and brilliantly executed shots that led to a number of boundaries.

This was a great start to the term, well done!

 

U10/11 B Boys Cricket v The Elms

What a great start to the cricket season! On an overcast afternoon in Malvern, the boys were buzzing with excitement in anticipation of their first cricket fixture of the term as they walked out to field in the first innings. The boys bowled well, taking a number of well-deserved wickets, with highlights from Adil, Jack and Henry G each picking up a wicket. The team displayed good throwing and catching skills when retrieving the ball in the field, and they backed up each other well. Oliver, who was captain of the team, was an excellent leader, setting the field effectively and motivating his teammates throughout the game. The boys batted well, only losing three wickets and went on to win the game by six runs, with boundary hits by Peter, Jack and Henry S. Well done boys!