Cricket Round Up

Cricket Round Up

It has been a busy few weeks on the cricket fields with lots of matches and tournaments taking place.  Last Wednesday, our Year 5 girls went to Eastbourne College and represented the school with distinction in the IAPS cricket tournament.  Despite being a year young the girls played some fantastic cricket and will benefit hugely from the experience.  On Tuesday, our U8 boys enjoyed a good win over Hawthorns playing some lovely cricket and showing good discipline in the field.  Our Under 9 girls also enjoyed some good wins against Reigate on Thursday afternoon, the girls’ concentration has greatly improved in the field and they also bowled with great discipline.  On Tuesday, our Under 8 girls had two close games with Banstead with a win a piece, again the improvements the girls have made is clear to see.

One of the highlights of the last week has been the Year 6 boys’ performance at the IAPS regional finals on Monday at a sun-baked Ashford Prep School.  The boys were magnificent in the group stages winning their group with fine results against Farleigh Prep, Andover, King Junior School, Canterbury and Kent College, Canterbury.  In the semi finals the boys were just three runs short in the final over in a very competitive game against Colfe’s School.  The boys were a credit to the school, battling away in such draining conditions for such long periods, a fine performance.

The good form of our cricket teams continued Wednesday.  The Colts A team performed magnificently against Elmhurst scoring an impressive 140 off 15 overs before restricting Elmhurst to 60.  There were some great batting performances from Charlie A, Samuel P and Sebastian who all retired unbeaten on 25.  Every member of the team contributed with the ball in hand.  Our four mixed teams went over to play Aberdour with two wins a piece in a wonderfully entertaining afternoon of cricket.

The Under 10 girls had a great afternoon against Hawthorns with A team drawing 323 each and the B team winning convincingly.  It was so good to see the girls’ bowling performance go from strength to strength.

The U9 boys finished off their season with some great mixed games with our friends from Copthorne where there was some great displays with both bat and ball.

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