King's St Alban's

24 May

WEEKLY SPORTS ROUND-UP 24.05.18

U8/9 'A' Cricket vs Hereford Cathedral

The U9 A Cricket team enjoyed a perfectly sunny afternoon of cricket against Hereford Cathedral on Tuesday. Batting first, the each pair did superbly, striking the ball well and running effectively between the wickets. Losing no wickets, we posted a very competitive score. In the field, we bowled straight, were sharp in the field – particularly Arthur M – and backed each other up well. A terrific all round performance from what is turning into an impressive side. Well done, boys, you were fantastic. 

U8/9 'B' Cricket vs Hereford Cathedral

Hatrick hero, Fredrick E, turned the game for KSA and put them on the road to victory.

In a keenly contested match, Hereford made 220 vs KSA 243.  Contributions from all KSA players, both with bat and ball, made it a wonderful afternoon in the sun.  Full credit to Hereford for playing with great spirit and sportsmanship.

U10 'A' Cricket vs Bromsgrove School

High-five for Harry!  A brilliant 5 wickets for Harry F saw Bromsgrove end up 62 all out against KSA U10 'A'. 

KSA responded in winning by 8 wickets.  Notable batting from Toby Cox (33 retired) and some outstanding quick singles, saw KSA ease over the line with 10 overs to spare.  

U10 'B' Cricket v Bromsgrove School

The U10 B's cricket season has been somewhat hampered by the bad weather, but Wednesday saw them break into their stride against Bromsgrove. Batting first, a couple of early wickets put us under some pressure. However, a resolute innings from Eddie C, as well as some valuable contributions from Solomon and Fred M, gave us a competitive score of 99. It was, however, our bowling performance that was the difference. Whilst all of the bowlers bowled superbly – well enough, in fact, to bowl Bromsgrove out – Freddie F and Alfie B-B both deserve a special mention for some excellent wickets at crucial times. A fantastic win, boys, well done. 

U10 'A' Rounders v RGS Springfield

The U10 A rounders team demonstrated secure skills and some good tactical play on Wednesday. KSA batted first and they took every opportunity to sprint to 2nd base to secure half a rounder. Izzy DS hit the ball powerfully, scoring two whole rounders. Phoebe W also scored a whole rounder and everyone else scored at least half a rounder each.

In their first innings, RGS Springfield struggled to hit the ball as Martha B bowling was fast and accurate.  At backstop, Matilda L returned the ball quickly to the bowler, or to Fen on 2nd base. She even caught out one player from behind with super quick reactions. The whole KSA team fielded tightly and threw accurately. RGS Springfield only managed to run two half rounders. After the first innings, the score was KSA 8 – RGS 1.5.

In the second innings, KSA scored an impressive 9 rounders. Olivia K hit a brilliant ball between 1st and 2nd base and ran a whole rounder. Fen H, Frankie B and Martha B also ran whole rounders. KSA kept up their focus as they went back in to field. Izzy DS wowed the spectators with a fantastic catch in deep field. The final score was KSA 17 – RGS 4.5. A very convincing and well-deserved victory for KSA.

U10 'B' Rounders v RGS Springfield

The girls had a super game of rounders on Wednesday afternoon in glorious sunshine. The majority of the girls scored for the team including Eve, Clarisse and Esther who managed to score an impressive 8 rounders between them. Fielding was also excellent with a good pairing between Clarisse (back stop) and Sonali (1st post) and they got 4 girls out with some quick fielding to first post. RGS Springfield came back in the 2nd innings where the difference in score was only 1 1/1/ rounders. However we had done enough in the first innings to secure a convincing win. Well done girls and especially well done to Clarisse who was chosen as ‘woman of the match’ by the other team.

U9 A Rounders v Hereford Cathedral School

The girls started well by batting with a couple of half rounders and full rounders from Martha, Lily, Harriet and Pia and after the first innings the score was 3½ to KSA and 5 to Hereford Cathedral School. We continued to field well with excellent bowling by Martha and good fielding by Ava at second. However Hereford were just that little bit better than us and we lost 6 to 8½. Well done to Martha for be being awarded ‘woman of the match’ by the other team.