U8 Cricket v West House
It has been a pleasure to see these pupils grow in terms of ability and understanding this term. The fixture truly highlighted the hard work each pupil has out in over the last 8 weeks with the result of winning by over 40 runs speaking for itself. BCS batted and bowled exceptionally well, staying focused throughout the fixture. The biggest difference between the two teams was how well BCS ran between the wickets. Along with the quality batting and the occasional boundary, BCS looked to score at least a single off every ball or any West House mistake. Everything that had been asked of these pupils, they certainly delivered. Well done all.
Result: BCS Win
Player of the Match: Adam Slatter
U9 Cricket v WGJS
This was a comfortable and dominating performance for BCS. But despite the score, the pupils showed terrific character, sportsmanship and focus throughout the game. BCS opted to bat first with Kavidh and Arya-Veer opening. BCS quickly put runs on the scoresheet scoring 30 runs after 3 overs. Jovan and Shahib scored 27 runs, Zayaan and Tom scored 11 and finally Roman and Kunal scoring 26. BCS were tenacious when bowling and fielding gaining wickets through bowling, catching, and run outs. BCS kept WGJS to a score of 204. There were several moments of outstanding fielding, with Kavidh taking a ball from behind the wickets but the most spectacular catch of the day goes to a very casual Zayaan with his one handed catch in which he plucked the ball from the air!
Result: BCS Win
Player of the Match: Zayaan Wahid
U9 Mixed Cricket v WGJS
On Tuesday we played two mixed cricket matches against WGJS. The bowling was good and the running between the wickets improved as the games went on. Reha bowled with great accuracy and also struck the ball well, whilst on the other pitch, Roux smashed a few boundaries. All in all a nice way to round off the term, well done all.
Player of the Match: Reha Najran & Roux Masters
U11 Cricket v KES
The U11 cricket team played their final game of the season versus the Year 7 KES team against some familiar faces from the previous year that left BCS. Fielding first, BCS managed to sneak a couple of early wickets through Toby and Hugo who bowled two batters in two balls. Despite this, the KES opener and number 5 forged an excellent partnership putting away width on the offside very well. A few dropped catches didn’t help the BCS and KES continued to make BCS pay for this despite a tight over from Ismaeel towards the end KES finished on a total of 139-9 from their 20 overs. In response, despite a couple of early boundaries, BCS got off to a poor start and were reduced to 34-9 with batter defences broke or showing an impatient response to chasing down a total. The final pair of Kabir and Vidur put on a partnership of 50 for the final wicket showing all the batters how it should be done by being solid in defence and being patient and waiting for the slightly overpitched ball, the short ball or anything strayed into the pads. Kabir finished on 13 not out and Vidur finished on 21. A tough game to finish where lessons on fielding and batting were demonstrated having shown a lack of patience over a longer format of cricket.
Result: BCS lost by 55 runs
Player of the Match: Kabir Tajuria and Vidur Doger
U11 Cricket v West House
Another dominating performance in which BCS outplayed their opposition comfortably with both bat and ball. BCS remained on task and focused throughout the fixture. Max and Sam scored 39 off 4 overs, Leon and Fotios scored 56, Taran and Munashe scored 21, Ishaan and Shaan scored 37 and finally Miles and Fotios scored 37. BCS bowled with speed and accuracy keeping West House to a comfortable 239. This is down to the hard work and commitment over the Trinity term.
Result: BCS Win
Player of the Match: Max Horwitch-Smith
U11 Girls Cricket v Wolverhampton Grammar
Arriving at Wolverhampton Grammar, they put us into bowl first which was advantageous so we accepted the offer. With many of the girls at the KEHS day we had new sets of pairs but BCS girls just showed their adaptability and helped each other. We were very comfortable over the first 12 overs having taken 7 wickets and Wolverhampton only scoring 15 runs. The final pair for WGJS were both County cricketers and played some beautiful shots, finding the boundary and taking the total to 242. BCS then went into bat and Sophie had figured out what we needed to score per pair and the girls did not disappoint. Some great running between the stumps saw our run rate grow and the team settled in to the batting finding small gaps and Sophie, Mia , Zoe and Anna finding the boundary also. This was a great inter-school match to end on, with good communication between batters and fabulous backing up seen when fielding. The Year 6 girls have really taken to cricket and it is pleasing to see the standard at which they all play. Well done girls!
Result: BCS 266 – 242 WGJS
Player of the Match: Anna Newman
U8 Boys House Cricket Matches
The U8 boys played their last House matches representing St George’s and St Philip’s this week, and it was St George’s who were victorious. The game was played in good competitive spirit with some high quality batting and bowling on show. St Philip’s fielded first and some tight early bowling from Riyan got an early wicket. The second pair of Mustafa and Nyre upped the run rate with Mustafa playing a lovely cover drive to the boundary. Despite that, Philip’s were organised in the field with good field settings and they were sharp to the ball to prevent any quick singles led by wicket keeper Riyan. Into the final pair, Reuben blew away the St George’s pair taking 4 wickets in his two overs and only conceding 1 run. St George’s finished on a total of 228 over their 16 overs. Philip’s went into bat and displayed some great early running between the wicket from Garrick and Riyan taking advantage of some sloppy fielding. This continued to be the theme for the next 8 overs despite a double wicket maiden from Mustafa. George’s were giving away easy runs by poor throws into the wicket keeper and a lack of backing up these throws. Into the final pair a great battle between bat and ball with Adam and Henry bowling quick but Samraj and Reuben playing some excellent shots using the pace of the ball and playing with the full face of the bat to end their teams total on 331 to win by 103 runs for St Philip’s.
Result: St Philip’s win by 103 runs
Player of the Match: Reuben Jordan
U11 Girls v Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School
This Wednesday the U11 girls took part in their last ever inter-school fixture for BCS. The team was captained by Mani who decided the batting order and pairs. Unfortunately from losing the toss, the girls went into bat first. Mani and Emily de Bono were the first batters up and they got the team off to a strong start scoring many singles, doubles and fours. Emily Wilson and Lucy Carberry were up to bat next, however WGJS were not going to be easy on them, taking two wickets early on. Emily and Lucy did not let this deter them and continued to score many doubles and singles. Mei-Li Taylor and Palakh Sharma demonstrated consistency at the crease, keeping it safe and running fast to accumulate doubles, singles and one brilliant four. Our final batting pair was Anoushka Puri and Jasmin Khazaei, WGJS were not taking it easy and took 4 wickets over 3 overs, however, Anoushka and Palakh remained confident and contributed singles and doubles to the final batting total. BCS finished on 279 runs. Then it was BCS’ time to bowl. Mani organised the team into bowling pairs and made sure players were evenly distributed in the field. Mani led the bowling taking a wicket in the first over. The girls worked hard in the field running for the ball, backing one another up and throwing the ball quickly into the stumps. After a long period of consistent bowling from the team a second wicket was taken by Emily de Bono successfully running out a WGJS batter. By the final over WGJS had 262 runs and needed 17 runs, which is tough but not impossible. Palakh stepped up the the mark and bowled to final over aiming to keep their score as low as possible, and that the did bowling two dot balls, two singles, a double and a four bringing WGJS final score to 270. Well played to all the girls, what a lovely final game of the season. Congratulations to Mani for being awarded player of the match.
Result: BCS Win by 9 runs
Player of the Match: Manu Kaur