Boys U11 'A' vs Hawford
A slightly shaky early performance was followed by a solid batting partnership between Seth and Harry which, ably supported by the other batters, helped KSA dominate early on in the match. KSA then bowled, where Henry was too quick for the Hawford batters and early wickets tumbled. Some ground was made up by Hawford, but not enough to compete with the talent-depth that KSA have. KSA finished with a 177 – 152 victory.
U11 B v Hawford
On Monday afternoon, King's Hawford came over to Slingpool for U11 cricket. The B team had a fantastic game on a beautiful afternoon. Bowling first, we put plenty of pressure on Hawford and managed to take several wickets. Whilst everyone bowled well, I was particularly impressed with Freddie F, Ben G and Charlie A, and also Louie L's wicketkeeping. Hawford posted a solid but not unreachable score. We batted fairly well and played with some good technique, but did not look to score enough runs off the bat. In the future, we must think more about our shot selection so that we can score more runs off the bat and not rely on extras. Hawford kept our score down and won the game, but I was pleased with our performance bearing in mind how much practice time we have had. Well done, boys.
U8 girls cricket festival
On Tuesday afternoon the U8 girls had their first ever cricket festival. The afternoon was about fun, so the score was not kept. The girls split into 5 separate groups and all enjoyed batting, bowling, wicket keeping and fielding. They were encouraged to run for the single and to field the ball back to the stumps as quickly as possible. They all enjoyed the afternoon which culminated in an inter-school tea on the front lawn. Well done girls!
Boys (Colts) U11 'A' vs The Downs, Malvern
KSA put The Downs into bat where they scored 102-6 off 20 overs. Fenn and Frankie were making their cricket-debuts – let alone playing with the boys – and opened up the bowling, where they both bowled superbly, pegging back old-boy Toby, with ease. A well-timed run chase took place, saw Charlie. F, Henry and Sufiyaan, helped KSA over the winning line to 103-3 off 18 overs.
Mixed Colts B v The Downs
On a lovely sunny afternoon we welcomed the Downs Malvern for our second fixture of the Cricket season. However, this fixture was slightly different as it was our first mixed fixture for hard ball. Ollie P won the toss and opted to field first. It took a while for us to get into the game, but as the overs passed our bowling improved incredibly, meaning that we were able to stop the Downs from scoring more runs. Particular mentions go to Izzy DS and Maxwell K for superb bowling; Izzy managed to bowl two people out and Maxwell three. The Downs finished the innings on an incredible score of 116, a hard score to beat! Our opening Batsmen were Ollie P and Solomon U. Ollie started off with some great batting, however he was caught for 9! Solomon manged to bat for a total of 10 overs, and scored 29 runs. Well done Solomon! Then, up stepped the girls! Martha manged to hit a very impressive shot for 4, Phoebe managed to get 8 runs, Bea 3 and Clarisse 2. Although we finished on 63 runs, everyone should be incredibly proud of how they performed. Well done Boys & Girls
U10 A @ RGS
On Wednesday, our U10 A team went to RGS for a festival of cricket in glorious sunshine. The boys played 3 matches in their group. They got off to a perfect start, beating Abberley and Hereford Cathedral with a bonus point in each. In their third match they played RGS. This all came down to the last over of the game and they narrowly lost by 4 runs, despite Peter holding his nerve and taking an important wicket. This meant Abberley, RGS and King's all finished the group on 9 points, all gaining bonus points for their excellent batting. The group then had to be decided on runs made over the 3 matches which we won quite convincingly. We then went on to play Bromsgrove in the final and our boys again gave a fantastic performance. Unfortunately, Bromsgrove had a couple of outstanding batters who scored some impressive boundaries. I was delighted with the boys' performance, attitude and behaviour all day. They are showing great potential as an impressive young cricket side. Well done, boys.
U11 Boys Cricket Bromsgrove Tournament
Having worked so hard, over 3 group-stage matches, the Boys U11 cricket team fell short of the Final on runs scored, having tied with The Elms.Congratulations to all 10 boys involved and to Henry for his fine Captaincy.