U8, U9, U11 Swimming Gala v Warwick Prep School (A)
Monday 5 June
The Blue Coat team were on form once again and our opposition, who traditionally have always fielded a strong team, were poised ready for a fierce contest! The gala started with the U8’s taking two 1st places for both the boys and girls medley relay teams then again repeated in the freestyle relays. Many 1st places followed both in the individual events and relays. The U11 girls relay team, Zoe, Maia, Sofia and Monique obliterated the opposition in both the freestyle and medley and indeed most of their individual events.
A special mention to the U8 boys’ and girls’ teams who not only supported each other and showed good sportsmanship, but not surprisingly won all of their races! The Blue Coat team won convincingly showing their strength and depth of talent!
Our swim teams have been unbeaten throughout the year, which is testament to all the hard work and dedication the children have put in to represent their school. We congratulate all the children from Years 1 to 6 who have worked so hard this year during their school swimming lessons. We have so much strength and depth at all levels and the children are always enthusiastic to learn and get results.
The Blue Coat children are definitely a force to be reckoned with!
MRS DENHAM, MRS BARROWCLIFT
U9 Rounders Tournament at King’s Hawford (A)
Tuesday 6 June
Result: 3rd in League
Most Valued Player: Tara Ramachandran
The team wrapped up warmly and got ready to play their tournament on a truly blustery, rainy day. We started off really well, winning against Hereford Cathedral School 5.5-3 and then just beating RGS The Grange 5.5-5. We had a 20 minute break and then were too relaxed playing against Kings St. Albans and we lost 4-5.5. We got back on form and played against The Elms where we fielded well, even though their hitting was strong. We needed to be strong in our batting and some fantastic rounders were scored by Storm and Tara, smashing the ball past The Elms’ fielders. We beat them 8-6. We then had another break and we had to play Hallfield in our last game who we had smashed in an inter school competition just before the half term break. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to connect with the bowling and we only scored 2.5 rounders of 18 balls. Hallfield went into bat and even though we realised Hallfield had beaten us we continued to play with determination. We came 3rd in our league and didn’t go through to the finals on rounders scored.
U11A Cricket v King Edward School U12B (A)
Wednesday 7 June
Result: BCS 67 – 6 KES 69 – 7
Most Valued Player: Oliver Poole top scored with 14 runs whilst Benito Pagliuca bowled very economically.
A fantastic effort by the Blue Coat team with many positives despite the narrow defeat. Blue Coat batted first and batted caustiously to reach 67 off their allotted overs. In reply, KES had a disastrous start being reduced to 5 – 3. Their middle order steadied the innings and gradually got over the line in the 17th over. A very good bowling and fielding display ensured the game went that far.
U11 Rounders Tournament at King’s Hawford (A)
Wednesday 7 June
Most Valued Player: Maya Ahmed
So we started somewhat rusty against a boarding school that hadn’t broken up for half term yet and we realised quite quickly we needed to up our game as we lost 6-0 to The Elms. Our next match was against RGS The Grange and we started really well, fielding sharply and getting a lot of players out at first and second post with great fielding from Sofia, Amy, Maya, Zoe and Monique. We put the game to rest as we soared rounders past them and won comfortably 7.5-2.5. We then played Winterfold when once again we batted well with half rounders coming from Tanya and Lizzie and full from Maya. We beat them 7-6 through sheer determination. We then played Cheltenham College who had been batting well all tournament and they did not let up on us. They smashed the ball and beat us 5.5-2 on what was a lesson in how to field in rounders. Finally we played RGS Springfield in our league and we played with consistency and got them out for 2.5. We went on to bat and scored 5 rounders with Zoe finally getting her hit out over first post. Unfortunately, we came 3rd in our group on rounders scored and so did not progress through to the finals.