A return to competitive sport.
We were very excited to see competitive sport return to King’s St Alban’s this week. Our Year 5 and 6 children were able to participate in competitive cricket matches. It has been a long time coming but it was clear that all of the pupils involved benefitted greatly from the matches that took place this week. Cricket at King’s St Alban’s is in a strong place with many of our pupils taking part in clubs, games sessions and matches across the week.
U10 v U11
In a keenly contested cricket match, the U10’s saw-off the challenge from the U11’s.
Powerful batting from Dan and Oscar, and ably supported by the rest, the U11’s set 239 to win – it would have been more, had it not been for Tommy’s 3-wickets in the final over and a terrific run-out by Aiden.
Lex and Harry N made a solid start, which helped set-up the run-chase. It also saw Sam C hitting four 4’s in 7 balls, helping the U10’s finish on 245.
Welcome back, everyone!
In the other U10 matches, we had some great cricket on display and everyone listened really well, making sure to take on board the different coaching points and work on their technique. I was very impressed with Oliver J and George H for their consistency in their bowling, making sure that every ball was the correct line and length. Eamon T hit several well executed shots that went over the boundary for four runs. It is great to be back playing more competitive matches and we are excited for the fixtures that are planned for the rest of the term.
U11 Mixed Cricket
It was a ‘shall we, shan’t we’ morning on Wednesday as we got up to pouring rain and did think seriously about cancelling the cricket. However, we decided to carry on and even though the sun did not shine we had a great afternoon of cricket with all the Year 5 and 6 pupils playing. I was up at the astro with most of the year 6 and was delighted to see the progress that the pupils have made already this term.
On my pitch we had several great moments, but I must mention Sophie P for her outstanding fielding, sliding into the splits to stop the ball going past her and throwing the ball into the wickets so well. Also, my batting star had to be Sam K for hitting the ball over the high astro fence to score a six (he did then have to go and fetch the ball later!).