U9 Multi-Sport Festival @ Gateways (Tuesday 1st May 2018)
Result – No results recorded
This was an inaugural event for our U1 and L2 children as they broke down into teams of 9 to compete in 4 athletics events as well as taking part in a tee-ball festival on the same afternoon! With a total of 6 schools bringing 18 teams between them and a total of 170 children this was always going to be a busy afternoon!
The athletics covered running, throwing and jumping events and the combined totals for each team at each event were tallied to give them an overall standing. In the tee-ball (the introductory level game for baseball and softball) the children played 2 friendly matches and learned the basics of the game.
It was a busy afternoon but the weather held and everyone had a brilliant time. Hopefully, the occasion will become an annual fixture in the calendar.
U9A&B Rounders v Richmond House School (Tuesday 8th May)
Played 4 Won 2 Lost 2
On a lovely afternoon in Far Headingly the U9 girls played two matches each versus their Richmond House counterparts. It’s early in the season but, on first glance, the Lower 2 girls have a good handle on the tactics required for this game and their basic skills backed up their tactical awareness!
A share of the spoils was the deserved result and we now look forward to next week’s Rounders Festival at Gateways to see if they can build upon this experience.
U9A&B Cricket v Richmond House School (Tuesday 8th May)
Played 2 Won 0 Lost 2
Adjacent to the girls’ field, the boys played cricket in their first match of the season. The A team played superbly well and left their opponents requiring 11 runs of their last over. Unfortunately, 15 were conceded thanks to some superb batting and the boys lost by just four runs. This was an excellent effort though and the boys can look forward to their next match v Read with optimism. The B team felt their way into their game and some tentative batting meant that their total probably lacked a few runs. However, they rallied well and kept the oppositions score to a minimum meaning they only lost by 15 runs in the end.
Like with the rounders match for the girls, we now look forward to building upon this experience for their next competitive outing.