U11 Malvern College Eight8 Tournament
The U11 cricket team travelled to Malvern College on Sunday for the Eight8 competition. Placed in a group with Packwood Haugh, Pinewood, The Elms, and St Hugh’s, the team were unbeaten, winning all games with some close encounters with Packwood Haugh and St Hugh’s.
The team had comfortable wins versus The Elms and Pinewood, chasing down totals in less than 4 overs. In the game versus Packwood Haugh, BCS fielded first and a sloppy fielding performance allowed Packwood to score 64 despite accurate bowling from James, Hugo, and Vidur. The team chased the total with an impressive batting performance from Toby and Aditya. In the game versus St Hugh’s, BCS batted first and were struggling at 19-4 but a great partnership between Aditya and Vidur and then Rohan got the team up to a total of 79. The bowlers then bowled accurately, with Will being the pick of the bowlers. The team qualified for the semi finals and were comfortable victors, reducing Prestfelde to 30 in their 8 overs and chased this total in 3 overs with, impressive performances by all the bowlers in this game.
In the final, they faced Packwood again and set them a total of 77 to win, after some impressive batting from Toby W and Aditya S. The team, despite Packwood attempting to get close, won by 17 runs with impressive bowling performances by James, Hugo, Ismaeel, Toby, and Vidur. Toby W and Aditya were both awarded batters of the tournament for their impressive displays and the AJ Murtagh trophy has returned to Blue Coat with their debut in the tournament.
Result: BCS were the tournament winners
U10A Cricket v Warwick
The U10As produced a fine performance to win comprehensively against Warwick on Monday. They performed well in all disciplines, which was pleasing to see considering they have missed a few sessions due to the bank holidays. Batting first, we scored 126 off 16 overs losing only 1 wicket in the last over. I would like to see us score off more balls, Jasper did this very well by not trying to hit the ball too hard and stroking the ball into gaps effectively. Our bowling was superb, with all bowlers having a good run up and follow through, and bowling accurately. Loic’s bowling was very accurate going for 1 run in 3 overs. Our fielding showed plenty of energy and capped of a superb display, which hopefully the team can build on.
Result: BCS 126-8 Warwick
U10B Cricket v Warwick
A good game played in a good spirit where BCS bowled and batted well.
Result: Warwick 140-94 BCS
U10C & D v Warwick
Both games saw BCS open with the bat and face some fierce bowling opposition. Both teams batted well, looking to run when the opportunities were there. Special mentions to Jago who scored 3 4’s in an over and to Joobin who hit multiple sixes. BCS put Warwick’s batters to the test however, they stood strong and were able to create some high scoring partnerships. The biggest difference between the two teams was BCS lost too many wickets in comparison to Warwick. In terms of runs scored, the scores were very even between the teams, however we need to continue to progress to avoid losing so many wickets. All in all, a good fixture in which plenty of learning occurred.
Result: Warwick win both games
U10C & D Cricket v Bromsgrove
A fantastic afternoon of Cricket, whereby 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 were some fantastic fielding particularly BCS girls, who were quick to react and work together as a team to stop Bromsgrove from scoring many runs. Both teams were victorious this afternoon. Well done to everyone who played this afternoon, was a super effort from each and every one of you.
Result: BCS won both games
U9 A House Matches
This was a superb game of cricket, in which both teams conducted themselves maturely, demonstrating BCS values throughout. St Phillips’ set a good target of 88 runs, with Sahib and Raj scoring a whopping 35 runs – the highest scoring batsmen of the day. St Philip’s looked to score runs, running well between the wickets, and lost only 5 wickets in the whole innings. St George’s bowled aggressively, with Jovan taking two wickets in 1 over and Aarav bowling a maiden. Jovan and Aarav were also St George’s highest scoring batsmen with a total of 31. The game was tied with 1 ball to go. Zar and Arya Veer were quick enough to steal a single without hitting the ball to score the winning run and give St George’s the victory! Regardless of the score, both teams should be proud of the level of cricket on show today.
Result: St George’s win by 1 run
U9B House Matches
U9C House Matches
In the battle between red and green, it was the red of St Philip’s that were victorious on a glorious day for the U9 House matches. St Philip’s elected to field first, and got an early wicket from the pacey bowling of Roux. Despite that, some big hitting from Yousef got the St George’s score up. St Philip’s kept on chipping away at wickets, with run outs and bowling the batters out. Raju and Isa hit some nice boundaries and displayed some good running between the wickets that led to St George’s finishing on a total of 210 runs. St Philip’s lost an early wicket out bowled but sensible batting and good running between the wickets from Emmanuel and Connor ensured this. This was continued with Zakariyah smashing the ball to all places, along with Jack showing good running between the wickets. This led St Philip’s to a final total of 230 to win by 20 runs. An excellent afternoon of learning and developing game understanding in cricket.
Result: St Philip’s win by 20 runs
U10A & B Cricket v Bromsgrove
This Monday was a fantastic afternoon of cricket for both the A and B team. With only 2 overs per pair, the girls had limited chances to score the runs we needed, however the girl took on the challenge, demonstrating some awesome batting, scoring 4s, many singles and capitalising off no balls. When it was our turn to field, both teams demonstrated brilliant bowling, giving away only a few no balls and wides. Both teams successfully bowled, caught and ran out the opposition during the game. Both teams showed brilliant teamwork with the A team losing by only 4 runs and the B team having a very convincing win. Well done to all who played!
Result: A team lost, B team won
Year 1 Swimming Gala
First of all, a massive congratulations and well done to all of our Year 1 swimmers who showed their magnificent swimming during the Gala. The Swimming Gala was an amazing opportunity for the year group to put all their hard work and dedication throughout their lessons together. The swimming on display was excellent and is a credit to our children for their desire to improve. Thank you to all the parents and family for coming. Well done Year 1!
U11 Boys Football v Green Meadow
Player of the Match: Noah Olatayo-Moses
Result: U11 Harborne District overall winners (3-1)