Prep Sports Report 25-05-2018

U11A&B Mixed Cricket Festival – Beckwithshaw CC(Wednesday 16th May)

Result – No scores recorded

Our cricket took another step forward with another great festival, this time held at Beckwithshaw Cricket Club to the west of Harrogate. The teams competed in a round –robin skills circuit before partaking in a match of cricket to finish with.

Both teams performed well in the skills and then carried on the momentum into their matches with one win and one loss to show for it.

We now turn our attention back to rounders with two tournaments coming up in the next fortnight. The cricket experiences over the past fortnight will do the squads no harm when it comes to the round-bat game!


U10A&B Cricket v Read (Friday 18th May)

Results –

U10A – lost by 16 runs

U10B – Won by 22 runs

A lovely afternoon over in East Yorkshire where the spoils were shared by two groups of committed players. The A team batted well and ran carefully between the wickets but ultimately didn’t score enough boundaries to win the game. The B team were the exact opposite! They hit numerous boundaries and racked up a score that was too much for the opposition.

We look forward to locking horns with Read School next season and thank them for their hospitality!


U9 Westville Cricket Festival at Ilkley Cricket Club (Tuesday 22nd May)

Result –  No scores recorded

Another day, another cricket club! This time it was the turn of our Lower 2 and Upper 1 girls and boys to take part. This was an excellent occasion where the focus was on game play and simple cricket. Each of our four teams played four matches with improvement shown by each of the teams with every passing game.

Although at first glance, the game being played may not appear completely authentic, it’s a format that is both fun and engaging and is perfect for this age-group.

Everyone played superbly well although Poppy Bo Man gets deserved player of the festival award, and her name was mentioned by other members of staff on the afternoon too for both her enthusiasm and her performance.


U11 Rounders Festival at Terrington Hall (Wednesday 23rd May)

Result – 3rd in group of 5 (Won 2, Lost 2)

This was an excellent performance by our U10 team taking part at an U11 tournament because they deserved to go through to the semi-finals on balance of play. However, a last minute score from Queen Mary’s in their last group game meant losing by half a rounder rather than winning by half a rounder and, unfortunately in sport, that’s the way it goes!

The whole squad can be extremely proud of their efforts though and this group will, one again, get a chance to prove themselves at Cundall Manor the week after half term!