Sports Round-Up Wk5
It’s been another stellar week of cricket at King’s St Alban’s this week with most matches managing to dodge the inclement weather for the best part. It has been great to see so many girls and boys involved in fixtures.
U11 Girls Cricket v Winterfold
The U11 girls cricket team had an exciting fixture against Winterfold on Wednesday, playing in the rain, hail and glorious sunshine! It was a very competitive match and the girls bowled accurately and consistently, putting the Winterfold team under pressure. They also demonstrated some excellent batting with Stephanie K hitting 3 boundaries in 1 over! Bowler of the match was awarded to Florence and Stephanie was awarded batter of the match.
U11B Cricket v Winterfold
The U11B cricketers had lovely, sunny afternoon of cricket on Wednesday. The girls lost the toss and were elected to bat first. We talked about calling and going for those single runs which many did. Most children managed to hit a 4 during the afternoon, which was excellent! After the end of the innings, we talked about running towards the ball when fielding and getting the ball back to either wicket as quickly as possible in order to try to run the opposition out. Our bowling was very good with Izzy and Emily very nearly gaining maiden overs. We managed to keep Winterfold’s score to less than ours and therefore we won the match. The opposition voted Melissa as best batter and Emily best bowler. Well done girls a super afternoon of cricket!
U10 Girls Cricket v Winterfold
It was great for me to see these girls play a match. I was very impressed with the progress they have made, with consistent bowling and tenacious batting. Mea, our captain, won the toss and sensibly chose to field first. So many of these matches are decided on the extras given so it was amazing that our girls only bowled 9 wides in the whole match. Olivia, Lucia and Mea had excellent overs, only giving away 1 run in each over. Winterfold gained 58 runs off the bat and then gained another 20 runs through 4 wickets giving them a total of 78.
Florence and Ivy then opened our batting and really did set the tone. With confident calling and fast running between the wickets they went for runs off nearly every ball hit. Alice, Evie B and Lucia all hit numerous boundaries, with Lucia scoring the only 6 of the match in the last over of the game. We scored an impressive 106 off the bat and gained one wicket giving us a total of 111.
In all, it was a joy to umpire!
Mrs J Clark
U11 Boys Cricket v Springfield
Today’s fixture was against RGS Springfield and what an afternoon! After some rain, hail stones and eventually bright sunshine we were able to finish our fixture with great enjoyment. Captain, Oscar, won the toss and wisely decided to field first. The bowling started very well with only 2 runs being scored from the first 2 overs. The well disciplined and accurate bowling continued throughout the innings, the highlight of which was seeing Daniel take 3 wickets in his first over. Well done Daniel! Wickets from Sam, Henry and others ensured we placed ourselves in a good position to progress through with our batting. The batting picked up straight from where the bowling left off, with some great displays from all the boys. Daniel again starred, hitting 3 boundaries. His performance was backed up by the likes of Giles, Noah, Jinc and Angus, who showed a real team spirit that lead us to victory! The star player for the afternoon was Daniel. Overall it was a great afternoon and both teams showed some excellent cricket performances. Well done to both teams!
U10 Boys Cricket v Springfield
A terrific all-round performance from King’s St Alban’s was on display against RGS Springfield on Wednesday.
King’s St Alban’s might have come away victorious (233 – 282), however, it was the excellent individual contributions made by many of the players, especially Eamon and George H which was the real highlight of a strong overall team performance.
As captain, Eamon, led his team from the front with good encouragement, intelligent fielding placements, straight bowling, and destructive batting. George had his best KSA game to date: tight bowling, quick fielding, and positive batting.
Ollie J, Sam C and Seb C were miserly with their bowling – conceding only 9 runs off 5 overs between them, and pleasingly, the whole team not losing. Man of the Match was jointly awarded to Eamon and George.
A very good team-day at the office!
It really has been a stellar week of cricket for King’s St Alban’s.