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Boys’ Cricket v Claremont
The 1st XI travelled to Claremont to face them for the second time this term. Having not played for a couple of weeks due to all the athletics taking place, the boys struggled to get going, scoring 110 runs off 20 overs, Will S top-scoring with 22. The Claremont top order got off to a good start and, with Vinehall conceding 20 extras, they hit the winning runs in the 12th over. A six wicket loss.
Vinehall batted first and scored 69 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in twenty overs. Unusually there were no boundaries scored. Claremont bowled 65 dot balls, just over half of all the deliveries Vinehall faced.
In reply Claremont cruised to victory, overtaking our score with three overs to go for the loss of only two wickets.
Boys’ Cricket v Brambletye
Colts A POM: Henry P
The Colts A lost narrowly to a good Brambletye side. Vinehall batted first and we made 86 runs off 20 overs on a very tough wicket. Henry P and Monty G batted very well but we struggled to get the runs flowing. Henry hit two lovely 4s in a row and that was the highlight of the batting.
After tea we bowled and started really well. We got wickets and didn’t bowl many wides or no balls at all. Unfortunately fielding let us down and either too many over throws or dropped catches killed us. The opposition won with three overs to go.
Henry P was man of match for his batting and his wicket keeping.
Well done boys on a very enjoyable season.
Ashdown House 6-a-side Tournament
Seven 1st XI boys travelled to Ashdown House for their first experience of 6-a-side cricket. In what proved to be a very enjoyable day, the team won 3 and lost 3, meaning we came 5th overall. George S must be congratulated on his wonderful batting, scoring 110 runs on the day. Squad: George S, Thomas S, Gryff W, Freddie P, Lucas M, Zuriel N & Basil S.
Our U8 gymnasts competed in the Holmewood House Championships. Read more here.
Girls’ Cricket v St Andrew’s
1st Won 257-249 Batter of the Match: Melissa A; Fielder of the Match: Willow A
The last match of the season could not have been a closer encounter and I think we were all holding our breathe right until the last overs where St Andrew’s presented a very accomplished bowler. However, despite her taking three wickets, Melissa A and Isabella F held it together, scori
ng well to keep the match alive and to consolidate the win. Well done for scoring three boundaries in the final two overs to counteract the wickets taken to keep our team ahead! Connie S and Miranda faced some tough high-pitched no balls and came through strongly with a few valuable extras. This was a close encounter, with great boundaries, confident batting, bowling and fielding and with Isabella F and Willow A taking good catches. With the whole team united in their efforts to go for a win in their final match this was a really strong team effort, played with a positive team spirit.
2nds Won 354 – 255 POM Bowling: Mia G & Sofiia R Batting: Isabel DL
What can I say … the same as usual. Another brilliant game. The girls have all really impressed me. They took a little time to get going but by the end managed to get 14 wickets and a good number of runs. Isabel T did an amazing catch and Mia G and Sofiia R’s bowling is frankly quite scary! The girls were alert on the pitch and when batting and managed to get a number of runs through poor fielding. None of us really wanted to play cricket at the beginning of the Summer term – now we are all hooked!
U11A Won by 1 wicket BOM: Chaya L FOM: Francesca F
This was a lovely game to finish the cricket season. The girls dominated in both fielding and batting, showing great discipline. They took 13 wickets, three of them catches from Francesca F, Clemmie D and Honor F. Wickets from quick hands to throwing it in at the stumps. All of the team bowled with great accuracy to keep the no balls and wides to a minimum and Ottoline G bowled a batter out. St Andrew’s finished with a total of 227 runs. The batting was equally impressive, especially Clemmie D scoring three 4s. Honor G, Chaya L, Olivia H, Adrianna and Francesca F also scored 4s. St Andrew’s managed to take nine wickets off the girls, but they had done enough to secure a confident win. Well done girls, I thoroughly enjoyed coaching you.
U9 Won 265-258 Player of the Match: Elizabeth H
We went in to bat first, managing to score from some really good running and hitting, with Elizabeth H and Harriet W each finding the boundary. Our team were far more focused and determined than the opposition, which gave us the edge. Our bowling was far more consistent, with Elizabeth O in particular and Matilda S showing great consistency. In our pairs, both Elizabeth H and Lucy P, Connie M and Harriet W and Rosie D scored well when delivered with good balls. All in all we looked the better team and I’m sure we will see the girls moving forward in their next cricket season.
U8 Won 245 – 240 POM: Wynnie G
The girls enjoyed a lovely afternoon of cricket with the St Andrew’s girls who were playing their first match!
Theodora G scored two fours and took a wicket!
Both teams bowled well, so everyone had the chance to hit the ball and, after some exciting play, Vinehall managed to edge ahead. Well done to both sides!