U11A Boys’ Cricket v West House

The U11A Cricket team hosted West House on a glorious day in an ESCA U11 cup competition in a fantastic exhibition of cricket. BCS were put into bat and were put under pressure from the accurate and pacey West House bowling attack. Despite this, Toby and then James were able to score some boundaries to ease the scoreboard pressure after a loss of a couple of wickets. Will and Aaryan added 17 valuable runs to the total in their 3 overs by looking for singles and rotating the strike. Into the final pair, the team needed a good three overs to get a competitive total and this was delivered, with Aditya scoring three 4’s and a big six off some challenging bowling, and Vidur looking for single to get the team up to a competitive score of 259. In response, the opposition got off to a good start not losing any wickets despite some tight bowling from BCS. Tom took a couple of wickets in his over with a smart stumping by wicketkeeper Aditya and then he followed this up with a brilliant legside catch off Will standing up to the stumps. Despite this, scores were pretty even but a fantastic over by Hugo taking two wickets in two deliveries stemmed the flow of runs. West House needed 39 runs off the final batting pair and despite some fantastic batting from the final West House batter, BCS emerged as the victors winning by 10 runs. The team now progress through to the ESCA Warwickshire Finals on Wednesday 24th May at Harborne Cricket Club.

Result: BCS Win by 10 runs

U11B Boys Cricket v West House

This was a solid performance for the first game of the season. BCS were selected to bat with Dan and Seb opening. In true modern-day cricket, the format was 100 balls, 5 balls an over. BCS batted well, looking for runs where possible. West House had an array of bowlers however all batters were able to hold their own, especially Dan Tyler producing a beautiful flick down leg side to score a boundary. The highest scoring partnership was Kabir and Ismaeel scoring 23 with a team total of 60. BCS bowled accurately and aggressively, testing all West House batters. A special mention to Xander for bowling the only maiden of the innings. BCS kept West House to a score of 42.

Result: BCS Win by 18 runs

U11C&D Girls Cricket v Winterfold

The first week back, and the U11 girls played their first cricket fixture of the term at Winterfold. A fantastic afternoon of Cricket, where BCS girls demonstrated a solid performance in their fielding, batting, and bowling, which made for two very competitive games. Fairly equally matched in terms of ability, both the games showed moments of some excellent play, with several balls hit reaching the boundary and scoring 4 or 6. In addition, there was some fantastic fielding, particularly from the BCS girls, who were quick to react and work together as a team to stop Winterfold from scoring many runs. Well done to everyone who played this afternoon, was a super effort from each and everyone of you

Result: BCS win both games

U11 Girls B Cricket v Winterfold A

What a great way to start the term for the U11 girls, with a cricket match on a glorious warm afternoon in Worcester. Winterfold started off in bat and the first two pairs were very strong, hitting 8 boundaries. Rubie and Mani managed to take a wicket each in the fielding innings but Winterfold took a strong lead scoring 112. When batting we had good contact, but failed to follow through on our stroke, so were only gaining a small amount of runs from each ball or no score at all. For our first match, this was a great start to our season and communication between the stumps was promising. With more practice outfield, we will only get better and more confident when bowling and catching and I look forward to watching them develop.

Result: BCS 234-312 Winterfold