Calendar Change

The ESCA U11A Cricket Hardball Competition Finals scheduled in the calendar for Wednesday 21 June will now take place on Monday 12 June at Bablake School, Coventry.

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U10B Cricket v West House (A)
Monday 22 May
Result: West House won by 69 runs
Most Valued Player: Daleep Rai and Haaris Qaiyum bowled valiantly and put pressure on West House

This was a tough fixture against a very strong West House team. Our wickets fell steadily through the innings, losing 10 (50 runs) which thwarted our total at 247-10. Morgan Heagran did well to make some good connections with the bat. West House teed off from the start, their opening batsmen with three 6s in the first over, poor Shayan Patel didn’t know what hit him! West House continued the onslaught to get to 321-4.

MR HARRISON

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U10C Cricket v West House (H)
Monday 22 May
Blue Coat 275 – 9  –   287 – 2 West House
Most Valued Players: Bradley Roberts performed well with bat and ball and Elias Papaionnou performed well with the ball.

Blue Coat batted better than the opposition but their score was severely dented by the number of wickets they lost (-5 runs for each wicket lost). Although West House scored fewer runs than Blue Coat, they also conceded fewer wickets, which resulted in them narrowly winning by 12 runs. West House bowled better than Blue Coat conceding fewer wides and no balls.

MR DAVIES

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Year 2 Swimming Gala
Tuesday 23 May

The children were certainly up for the challenge and swam their hearts out both in the Front Crawl and the Back Stroke races. We had some very fast and close finishes with quite a few of the competitors exceeding their trial times and creating new personal bests. Most of all the children enjoyed the competition, enjoyed showing off, and continued to exhibit good sportsmanship. A very well done to all.

MRS BARROWCLIFT

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U9A Rounders v Winterfold (A)
Tuesday 23 May
Blue Coat 13.5 – 8.5 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: Maya Hart- excellent batting

A fantastic match and Blue Coat were dominant throughout both with batting and fielding. The girls hit and ran well between the posts, making good decisions. We were sharp in the field, collecting the ball early and throwing to second to stop the half rounders. Ojal got a great catch in the field and Tara did some accurate bowling.
A great performance girls; well done!

Scorers: Maya Hart (3), Storm Henshaw (2.5), Joanne Bobin (2.5) Kate Stockton (2)

MISS CREWS

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U9B Rounders v Winterfold (A)
Tuesday 23 May
Blue Coat 13.5 -13 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: A fantastic all round team performance

A very close match with Blue Coat seizing victory by half a rounder. The girls batted and fielded well, running hard to score those half rounders and taking risks to score the rounder off a backwards hit. The Blue Coat girls are picking up the rules and tactics of the game and starting to make the right decisions in the field. A promising start; well done girls!

Scorers: Enya Yu (2.5), Matilda Goodrham (2), Gracie Roberts (1.5)

MISS CREWS

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U11A Cricket v Heathfield (H)
Tuesday 23 May
Blue Coat 263 – 0  –  202 – 7 Heathfield
Most Valued Players: Kairav Singh top scored with the bat and Pranoy conceded 0 runs from his 2 overs.

Each team began with 200 runs and Blue Coat batted first. They scored 63 runs without loss in their 12 overs. The opposition bowled well, with Blue Coat only scoring runs off the equivalent of 6 overs. In reply, Blue Coat applied early pressure with a couple of wickets in the second over. However Heathfield never really recovered and struggled with the bat, thus ensuring Blue Coat won comfortably and qualified for the semi-finals.

MR DAVIES

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U11C Cricket v West House (A)
Wednesday 24 May
Result: West House won by 38 runs
Most Valued Player: Ben Woodward valiantly captained the team with enthusiasm and application.

On a perfect sunny evening for cricket, Blue Coat bowled first, but a lack of accuracy gave West House extras to get to a total of 295-5. Blue Coat were sharp in the field, taking 4 wickets in run outs.
The batting innings started steadily, but 96 runs was always a hefty target to chase. We lost 6 wickets with a mixture of run outs and bowled, but we fell short at 258-6.
Scorer: Ryan Raeszedeh (9), Usmaan Hassun (8)

MR HARRISON

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U9B Cricket v West House (H)
Tuesday 23 May
Result: Blue Coat 226 – 7  –   287 – 2 West House
Most Valued Players: Alex Dass and Kamran Peerbux bowled pretty straight whilst Ay Ogunlola top scored with the bat.

Blue Coat batted first and struggled to hit spaces and put bat on ball against some good West House bowling. In reply, West House equally struggled with the bat. The game was in the balance going into the final pair. The final West House pair batted well and ensured a comfortable victory for their team.

MR DAVIES

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U11A Rounders v Winterfold (H)
Wednesday 24 May
Blue Coat 18 – 16.5 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: Paola Dietrich de Pablo

On a perfect day for rounders the girls started off with a win, selecting to field first. I do not think they were fully prepared for Winterfold’s first batter who stepped up and smashed the ball, hurtling way over Maya’s head towards the cricket scoreboard. The team made adjustments in the field and by the 5th batter had started to either stump or catch the opposition out. Amy was particularly sharp at backstop, with Monique at first post stumping out Winterfold’s pupils who were slow to react to Sofia’s fast bowl. We went into bat and were making some bad decisions early on and consequently had 6 players out with 12 good balls left. Maya, Tanya and Sofia worked really hard for the team, sneaking half rounders out whilst maintaining to keep the team in. We managed to finish the first innings on 8.5 each.

In the second innings we already made the adjustments for the big hitter and initially this went well, again getting 5 players out with 12 balls to go. The only problem was this meant the player with the massive strike had more attempts at batting. The team worked really hard and after 5 rounders being scored, Zoe eventually got her out at second. We had 16.5 rounders to beat and Monique set off with the first rounders scored. Easher and Lizzie followed, scoring another full rounder each. The pressure started to show as we knew the scores were close and we were making some silly decisions, which meant only Paola was left to bat. In a dramatic end where we had 3 good bowls it was unclear whether the ball had been taken and Paola was out. This didn’t reflect on the win as the whole team had battled through and we had already won by 1.5 rounders. This was a great start to the season and we remain unbeaten this half term.
Scorers: Monique (3.5), Paola (3), Lizzie (3), Maya (2) Sofia (2)

MRS BENNETT

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U11B Rounders v Winterfold (H)
Wednesday 24 May
Blue Coat 15.5 – 16 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: Lazara Do

A very close match with Blue Coat narrowly missing out on victory. The girls started slowly and some silly fielding mistakes gave Winterfold a strong lead. Blue Coat switched on in the second innings, collecting the ball early and making good decisions in the field. Some big hits and fast running between the posts gave us a good chance at victory but unfortunately we just missed out.

Scorers: Nitara (2.5), Aruya Ahmed (2), Lazaro Do (2)

MISS CREWS

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U11C Rounders v Winterfold (H)
Wednesday 24 May
Result: BCS 15.5 – 9 Winterfold
Most Valued Player: Evie Crow-Marcetic – strong batting

A strong win for Blue Coat.  The girls fielded well, making good decisions in the field and stopping the half rounders, with Avneet Bajwa providing a safe pair of hands at second. Blue Coat did well with the bat, running hard and putting the opposition under pressure.
A great victory girls; well done!

Scorers: Geva Pereira (3) Evue Crow-Marcetic (2.5) Avneet Bajwa (2)Karishma Dar (2) Saru Karanam (2)

MISS CREWS