Match Reports - Thursday 17 May 2018 - Amesbury School
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Amesbury U9B’s boys cricket vs Westbourne House
Score: Westbourne House 265-2 v 246-3 Amesbury
In the beaming sun there is no place we’d rather be than playing cricket with a beautiful view. The boys chose to field first and it was clear from the outset that they boys were really up for this fixture they had clearly listened and learnt lots over this season so far. The bowling was a great standard and commended by the opposition coach as one of the best he has seen at this level. In the field we were focused, accurate, clinical but most importantly we were encouraging. The boys supported each other in every success and challenge leaving little for me to do. Westbourne batted well but were contained to 265 runs. As we went out to bat the pairs went at a blistering pace making quick work of the run chase. Unfortunately Westbourne House bowling started to tighten up and a few wickets started to make us pay. In the end the boys fell just short of the required runs getting 246-3. Once again I would like to thank the boys for their superb behaviour and how they conducted themselves. A credit to the school.
Report by: Mr O’Reilly

U8A v Westbourne House
33/2 lost 35/3 by 2 runs

On an afternoon of some excellent bowling from both sides, the U8As played out a great game of cricket. We batted first, and with very little in the way of loose deliveries, we were unable to score many runs off the bat.
At the interval we knew we had a low total, but if we could focus on bowling line and length then we would put the opposition under pressure. This is exactly what each bowler did, bowling superbly throughout, and ensuring the game came down to the final over. Westbourne House needed 2 runs off the last over to win, and Charlie bowled very well to keep the pressure on, and any wicket in the final over would have meant victory for Amesbury.

Great bowling by everyone, and continued progress week on week, well done.

Mr Rouse


U9A Cricket Festival
On Thursday, the U9s went to Pennthorpe for a Cricket Festival. They were brilliant in getting to lunch quickly and onto the mini bus for a 1pm leave. The Sun was shining, the mini bus was full and there was lots of excitable chatter on the way there.
It was their 1st pairs cricket fun tournament. They have been learning pairs cricket in their single games lesson and in Wednesday Grayshot Cricket Club came and coached in their games lesson.
Their first match was against Barrow Hills A Team, in their pairs they scored 131 runs, Barrow Hills scored 136 – such a close game. great runs from Ysabel, Chloe, Isobel and Emily.
The second match was against Pennthorpe. This was another close match, the U9As won 130 – 120. Great batting from Florence and Tamzi. In this game and the last match Milly took 2 wickets – super bowling! The bowling throughout The afternoon was very good from the team.
After a delicious match tea and a break from the Sun, the girls had their final match against Barrow Hills Bs. The final score was 100 to 126 to the U9As. There was good fielding from the team, especially Claudia’s accurate throwing to the wickets.
It was a really special afternoon and a great effort from the team, well done.

Mrs Page


U9B Cricket Festival.
On Thursday, the U9s went to Pennthorpe for their 1st pairs cricket tournament. They have been learning pairs cricket in their single games lessons and have had additional coaching from Grayshott Cricket Club.
Their first match was against Belmont, some excellent fielding and bowling restricted Belmont to 110 runs. When Amesbury batted, some risky running decisions lead to the loss of wickets (-5 runs for each wicket). Despite some good hitting, we couldn’t reach Belmont’s total and we ended on 95 runs.
The second match was against Barrow Hills B. Some sharp fielding restricted Barrow Hills to 93 runs. After a mid-match break, complete with flapjack, sandwiches, and squash, Amesbury went into bat. Better running decisions, as well has hitting the ball more firmly, meant that the score finished 120-93 in Amesbury’s favour.
The final match was against Barrow Hills A. It became apparent early on that they had several very useful batsmen. Even accurate bowling was often dispatched to the boundary. Having said this, the girls did very well to stop several more balls from crossing the boundary rope. The girls put in a valiant effort to try and match the number of runs scored, but it was always a tough ask and the score finished 103-130 to Barrow Hills.
It was really lovely to see the girls playing cricket with enthusiasm and confidence. Well done.

Miss Toynton


U8 B Girls Cricket Team v & Belmont School

Amesbury v Pennthorpe
23 – 19 runs
Player of the match – Hebe

Amesbury v Belmont School
33 – 28 runs
Player of the Match – Ella

This was the first cricket match for the U8 B Girls Cricket team. Amesbury played a triangular match against Pennthorpe and Belmont school. The pairs cricket match rules were modified to suit the new and inexperienced players and I believe the Amesbury girls really enjoyed their matches.

The weather was beautiful and Amesbury both fielded and batted well in both matches and won each match. The girls batted in pairs with Emilia P and Ella being the top scorers in both matches. In the fielding side Emily S-P, Honor, Freya and Ellie all got wickets by bowling out one of the batters. Elodie proved that she has a strong arm and was able to throw the ball in quickly and accurately.

Miss Godet

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