4th XI Cricket v Belmont: Wednesday 21st June 2017 - Amesbury School
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On the longest and hottest day of the year surely there is no better way to spend your afternoon than playing cricket at an idyllic pitch. The 4th XI were excited to go out and enjoy themselves, as for many it was their final Amesbury fixture. Unfortunately, being in the field first meant facing the sun at its hottest which made the simplest of tasks that much harder. They worked hard and some fine saves on the boundary kept Belmont frustrated for long spells. The bowling was accurate and all played their part. Hugh deserves particular credit for his two wickets and Oscar for his maiden over. With the bat the boys faced a ferocious onslaught of pace with a few sly faster balls from a spinner. It was a game though that epitomized Amesbury students in their attitude, sportsmanship and ongoing tenacity to play a new or unflavored sport. The progress over the term has been huge and it was a joy to watch.

U9B’s vs Lanesborough

On a more comfortable afternoon post British summer the U9B’s went out to face Lanesborough. Fielding first, the opening bowlers quickly stamped their authority picking up three wickets in the first two overs. The bowling was consistently on target and forced them to play shots they were uncomfortable. With runs hard to come by risky runs were taken and run outs were taken. Thomas bowled superbly and were rewarded with two wickets and two maiden overs. Lanesborough got 249-8. With the bat many of the boys surprised themselves hitting some superb shots particularly on the front foot. A strong performance from the team helped Amesbury chase down Lanesborough score very quickly. The boys finished on 335-3. It was a superb performance and a joy to watch.

Mr O’Reilly

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