CALENDAR ADDITION:

ESCA (English Schools Cricket Association) Lord Taverner’s Hardball Cricket Ball Competition
Preliminary Round

Tuesday 23 May   4.30pm – 6.30pm

The Blue Coat School v Heathfield (H) 8 a-side Hardball Cricket Match, 12 overs per side.

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U10 Kwik Cricket Festival at Kings Heath Cricket Club
Friday 28 April
Result: BCS Won the Festival
Most Valued Player: Kairav Singh for sensible batting under pressure in the last game

The U10 cricket squad took part in the Warwickshire Kwik Cricket Festival and eventually came away winning it after a tense final against Yarnfield Primary School. The tournament was played on very small pitches but the players overcame some early game rustiness to put in some fine performances, beating Harborne Primary, Regents Park and St Bernard’s Catholic School to reach the final. There were some excellent performances along the way, with Michael Draper’s first over hitting standing out where he scored 28 runs. The final however was a tense affair where some mediocre bowling allowed Yarnfield to get off to a great start. Thankfully some excellent bowling meant Yarnfield lost 7 wickets in the last 4 overs. At one stage we were cruising to victory when we lost 3 wickets in 4 balls. This was were Kairav came in and batted with a huge amount of responsibility and helped to get us over the line by 2 runs. A fantastic achievement by the players and they now look forward to the regional finals later in the term.

MR PROTHEROUGH

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U11A Cricket House Matches
Wednesday 3 May
St Philip’s 262 – 1 St Georges 252 – 3
Most Valued Player: The whole St Philips team who showed some good tactical awareness, avoided losing wickets and bowled straighter than St George’s.

St George’s won the toss and elected to bowl. St Philip’s batted cautiously but managed to keep wickets in hand and their total was helped by a number of wides and no balls. In response, St George’s lost early wickets and as a result struggled to get the required run rate. The final St George’s pair were left with too many runs to score and came up just short of the St Philip’s total.

MR DAVIES

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U11A Rounders House Match
Wednesday 3 May
St Margaret’s 13 – 11.5 St Monica’s

Early into this summer term the Year 6 girls showed grit and determination to score rounders for their House. Mrs Redfern would have been so pleased to have watched Monique score 1 rounder as the first batter. It was looking good for St Monica’s with lots of big hits being made but St Margaret’s fielded with concentration and accuracy and were determined to win.

It was great to see so many catches, players stumped out and some very quick thinking fielding, as well as some great individual batting and St Margaret’s got a well-deserved win for the U11A team.

MRS BENNETT

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U11B Rounders House Matches
Wednesday 3 May
St Monica’s  26.5 – 20.5 St Margaret’s
Most Valued Players: Aruya Ahmed – safe hands and excellent batting, Amrita Kang – excellent fielding and decision-making

A very exciting House match where both teams played in great spirit, encouraging and supporting each other.
It was a high-scoring game, with some excellent batting and strong running round the posts. In the second innings both teams tightened up their fielding, moving quickly to the ball and making the right decision early of where to throw the ball.

Scorers: Ines Illif (3.5), Evie Crow-Marcetic, (4), Aruya Ahmed (6), Emmie McLaughlan (5.5)

MISS CREWS