U9A Cricket v Warwick
This was an impressive and dominating first game of the season for the U9 boys at Warwick. BCS opted to bat first and faced some good fast bowlers. Kavidh and Kunal scored 32, Sam and Tom scored 11, Roman and Zayaan scored 15 and finally Arya-Veer and Sahib scored 23. BCS ran well between the wickets, looking for singles at any moment. BCS turned it up a notch with their bowling and fielding, putting Warwick under constant pressure and capitalising on any mistake. Special mention to Kunal for back-to-back impressive catches, two of many in the field today, and to Kavidh for a superb piece of backing up to get a run out. Great all-round performance.
Result: BCS win by 71 runs
U9 Cricket v Warwick
The U9 cricket teams played an adapted version of cricket at Warwick, testing batting skills, fielding skills, and communication when running between the wickets. When batting players were looking to hit the ball with power, or place the ball into gaps and then decide to opt to run. Luca and Isa were impressive at achieving this as well, and Noah struck the ball with power. When fielding, Connor and Jack in their respective games quickly returned the ball into the bowler or wicketkeeper to attempt to get wickets for their team. An impressive first outing by the U9 cricketers, who displayed the basics of the game and will now be able to practice their bowling skills ahead of further games during the Trinity Term.
U11 Girls B&C v Bromsgrove
The U11 B&C cricket teams played a game of pairs cricket this wednesday against Bromsgrove. For some of the girls, this was their first fixture of the season. The pairs cricket format allowed all the girls to get multiple opportunities to bat, field and bowl. Both teams demonstrated awesome batting, with many of the girls hitting boundary balls. When fielding, the girls were fast to the ball, limiting any scoring from the other team, with several of the girls making some successful catches out. Bowling was consistent with the odd wicket being taken. Well played to all, I look forward to see how you all progress this term.
Result: BCS win
U11 A Cricket v Warwick
The U11A cricket team travelled to Warwick and were comprehensive victors. The team bowled first and got a wicket with the very first delivery, with Aarayan clean bowling the opposition. Some tight early overs made scoring runs difficult, with Hugo and Toby bowling good line and lengths. When spin came into the attack, wickets started to tumble, with Ismaeel picking up three wickets in his over and Jai picking up two wickets in his over in addition to a run out. Bowlers continued to bowl accurately to put pressure on the batters and Ismaeel then picked up a couple more wickets to pick up five in the innings. Warwick were restricted to 199 off their 15 overs. Into batting, BCS started positively with Toby and Tom running between the wickets well and pushing the bad ball to the boundary. This continued into the second pair, and despite an early wicket loss Ismaeel hit a glorious 6 over extra cover with a lofted drive. Some more solid batting ticking over the score in the middle overs by Will, Aarayn, and Jai meant no further damage to the score. Then the final pair, Aditya and Vidur, ran between the wickets well to finish with a final score of 269 to win the game by 70 runs. A solid performance, with some sharpness to improve in the field to prevent the opposition taking easy runs to fielders who should be stopping a single.
Result: BCS win by 70 runs
U11B Boys Cricket v Warwick
This was another convincing and dominating all-round performance against a good Warwick team. BCS opted to bat first, with Seb and Dan opening. BCS batted well, successfully getting bat on ball but more importantly looked to always run. Seb and Dan scored 16, Noah and Nirvan 12, Oliver and Rohan 28, Xander and Ahryan scored 4 and Toby and Seb scored 23. In the field, BCS put Warwick under constant pressure with fast and accurate bowling and a well organised field. A special mention to Rohan who closed out the session, taking two wickets from his two overs.
Result: BCS win by 58 runs
U11 A Girls Cricket v Bromsgrove
With this being the first match of the season for the team, the girls set a good standard, showing good all-round pairs skills. Sophie and Aaria starting off proceedings as we went into field first. Bromsgrove looked strong, scoring 60 from 10 overs with Anna taking our only wicket. With plenty to do in our batting innings, it was pleasing to watch as we drew closer and closer to Bromsgrove’s score with Sophie and Aaria scoring 17 (Sophie, 3 boundaries), Anna and Rosie scoring 18, Tabitha and Madalen scoring 14, Sabrina and Eliza scoring 16 (Eliza , 2 boundaries) and Sophie ending the batting innings by scoring another 14 runs. BCS team supported each other well in the bat and it was great to see them running and scoring off no balls, showing a good understanding of the game they are playing.
Result: BCS win by 14 runs
U11D&E Cricket v Bromsgrove
This was the U11s’ second fixture of the term. This afternoon, the girls were played two innings. With each batting pair facing two overs of six balls in each innings. Both BCS teams fielded first, which proved to be an excellent choice. Bromsgrove demonstrated some very good batting skills, which allowed them to make several runs. However, BCS demonstrated good teamwork and stayed focused throughout their fielding innings. Moving into their batting innings they knew how many runs they needed to win. Each batting pair had a good innings, making consistent contact with the ball, although at times BCS were not a confident to make runs when they could have done! Be confident, girls, and communicate! Having said this, they managed to secure enough runs to confidently win both of the games, and only losing two wickets within their innings! Well done, girls, another good start to the season.
Result: BCS win both games