CALENDAR ADDITIONS and AMENDMENTS

Tuesday 6 June – U9 Rounders Tournament at King’s Hawford – 12.45pm start
Wednesday 7 June – U11A Rounders Tournament at King’s Hawford – 12.45pm start
Monday 12 June  – U10B Cricket v Hallfield (A)  – 2.30pm start

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U10A Rounders v Hallfield (H)
Monday 8 May
Blue Coat  22.5 – 12 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Skye Henshaw- strong batting and excellent bowling

A great start to the season and a strong win against our local rivals. The girls lost the toss and were put into bat; they rose to the task, hitting the ball into space and running hard between the posts to notch up a good score. Blue Coat then took to the field and were quick to the ball and made good decisions of where to throw, stopping the batter and restricting the score. Lily Falahee fielded extremely well, reacting to the ball early and closing down the space. Well in the lead, the girls lost concentration in the second inning, taking unnecessary risks.

A good start, but we most keep focus for the whole match!

Scorers: Sareena Sharma (3.5), Poppy Couzens (3), Skye Henshaw (3) Gracie Wynne (3)

MISS CREWS

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U10B Rounders v Hallfield (H)
Monday 8 May
Blue Coat 20.5 – 13.5 Hallfield
Most Valued Player: Anne-Laure Kavanagh

The match got off to a great start with Emma scoring one rounder on the first bowl of the game. This was followed with another rounder from Amulya from the second ball and Hallfield were knocked by our ability to hit the ball. We got into the swing of the match quickly and went into the half time ahead 11.5-9.5. In the second innings we fielded strongly and got several Hallfield players out at second post. Hallfield only went on to score 4 more rounders in total for the whole second innings and we looked sharp and focused, with players moving towards the ball to field. We scored another 6 full rounders with an exceptional smash from Melissa into the deep field. We played with real determination and Hallfield were knocked for 6 by our level of ability. An excellent start to the summer season.

Scorers: Victoria Lawson Bennett (3) Shalu Arun (2.5) Anne Laure Kavanagh (2.5) Amulya Maganty (2.5) Emma Burns (2.5) Melissa Carson (2) Isabelle Clarkson (2) Kiran Dhillon (2)

MRS BENNETT

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U9A Rounders House Match
Tuesday 9 May
Result: St Monica’s 18.5 – 19.5 St Margaret’s
Most Valued Player: Tara Ramachandran – excellent fielding and knowledge of the game, strong batting.

A very exciting closely-fought match!  Both teams batted and fielded well, The girls are learning the game and developing their decision-making skills.

Scorers: Tara Ramachandran (4) Storm Henshaw (2.5) Joanne Bobin (3) Maya Hart (2.5)

MISS CREWS

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U9B Rounders House Match
Tuesday 9 May
St Monica’s 14 – 15.5 St Margaret’s
Most Valued Player: Karen Mao (St Monica’s) Ava Nicholas (St Margaret’s)

On a lovely sunny afternoon the teams were excited about their inter-House match. They played with real team spirit and we saw excellent rounders scored from Haneen, Kavya, Karen, Serena, Natasha, Lucy, Daisy, Ava and Mahshami. Amelie really improved her throws from backstop and some tremendous stops out in deep field from Gargi and Lily which prevented St Monica’s from scoring full rounders. The girls have progressed so much already it was a pleasure to see them in a wonderfully contested match.

MRS BENNETT

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U8 and U9 Swimming Gala v Holy Trinity School (H)
Wednesday 10 May
Most Valued Player: Excellent performance from both teams

Individual events results:
Blue Coat A 50 points – 43 points Holy Trinity A
Blue Coat B 31 points – 18 points Holy Trinity B

Relay events results:
Blue Coat A   30 points – 30 points  Holy Trinity A
Blue Coat B   26 points – 10 points  Holy Trinity B

All the children from both schools put in a good performance. Our children demonstrated their competitive spirit as usual, winning many closely-fought races.

MRS DENHAM