Match Reports - Wednesday 16 May 2018 - Amesbury School
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U11B Cricket v Westbourne House

At a slightly chilly Grayshott CC, Westbourne House batted first and set us a total of 89 for victory. We shared the bowling duties equally across the whole team, but Zac, Sam and Lucas, in particular, were very economical and helped to keep the Westbourne total below 100 runs. The other factor was some very efficient fielding, including a nice bit of work by Alex behind the stumps for an excellent run out. We started slowly in reply, but then Max came in and scored 26 off 22 balls totally changing the complexion of the game. We had been getting well behind the run rate, but when Max started ‘flashing the willow’ we soon got ourselves in a good position. Max had to retire, but he was ably replaced by his brother Zac and Tom who both batted well to close out what was, in the end, a comfortable victory. Well done to the team and to Mr Stephens for his assistance during the afternoon.

Mr Lawrence


U11A Cricket vs Westbourne House

Score: Lost

Westbourne House won the toss and elected to bat. The outfield was quick and with some handy batsman dispatching any loose balls, the score began to rise rapidly. Amesbury bowled and fielded well for the most part but were unable to skittle too many wickets. Westbourne House ended their 20 overs on 141-2.

Amesbury had a rocky start, losing some quick wickets. Thankfully the middle order steadied the ship and began to score more freely. Unfortunately, further loss of wickets in quick succession meant that Amesbury ended up being bowled out in 19.3 overs for 78.

A disappointing loss but plenty to work on in training in preparation for our next match.

Report by: Mr Balcombe


Amesbury boys U11/10C’s vs Westbourne House
Score: Amesbury 318-5 vs Westbourne House 402-4
On what became a rather chilly afternoon the Amesbury boys had to come together combining two year groups against a strong opposition. Westbound house started batting and went at a rapid rate. With little forgiveness to a bad ball Amesbury’s bowling had to be on point. A couple of big overs helped us stay in the game and stopped the tail running away with it. As we went out to bat it was great to see so many boys enjoying cricket and improving their technique. The opening pair showed great control and set a steady tone. It was then down to the other pairs to start chasing the score. It was an excellent effort with all contributing. A couple of wickets cost us and slowed our run chase and in the end Westbourne house closed out the game.
Report by: Mr O’Reilly


1st Cricket v Westbourne House
42 ao lost 195/1 by 153 runs

After a great performance last week, we knew that we would be in for a much sterner test against Westbourne House. We won the toss and decided to bowl, with Ollie and Henry opening the bowling. Westbourne House openers started well, playing some lovely shots to keep their scoreboard ticking. Throughout the innings we unfortunately bowled far too many loose deliveries that were punished by some good batting. Barring a lovely bit of fielding by Max with a direct hit run out, we had little to celebrate during the first innings.

At the interval we discussed the need to build an innings and take our time to get ourselves in, without worrying about the scoreboard. Unfortunately some sharp bowling saw the end of Henry, and whilst Tom supplied some good resistance, we did not equip ourselves well with the bat. Too many players got themselves out cheaply, and ultimately we weren’t good enough on the day.

A steep learning curve, and lots to learn for next week, especially consistency with the ball, and the need to build an innings.

Mr Rouse


2nd XI Cricket v Westbourne House away
Amesbury 69/4 in 25 overs
Westbourne House 70/0 in 12.1 overs
Lost by 10 wickets
Report: We played some reasonably good cricket but, against the tightest attack we have faced thus far, we struggled to score quickly and the normal plethora of sundries supplied at this level did not materialise. It was a shame that we donated three suicidal run-outs to the opposition as the bowling was steady but not especially lethal.
The hosts batted well with two powerful openers hitting the ball cleanly whilst treating good-length bowling with respect. This was a useful day as we learned some important lessons about the need to build pressure through tight dot-ball bowling and the need to judge running between the wickets carefully.
Well tried, everyone.
Mr Hamilton


U10 A vs Westbourne House
The team came up against challenging opposition at Westbourne house. Having won the toss and decided to bowl, the boys came up against some excellent batsmen who moved the ball around the field well and ran between the wickets with alacrity. This combined with some exuberant throws at the stumps meant that Amesbury had been set a large total to chase.
The team batted well moving the ball around the field and scoring some fine boundaries but were unable to make up the required runs in the time allowed

Westbourne House 144/6 20 overs
Amesbury 108/7 20 overs

Mr Randall


U8D v Westbourne House
There was bright sunshine as the U8D went down to Westbourne house to play a pairs match. Amesbury batted first, with each pair being allowed 3 overs to make their mark. Off the 12 overs available the boys hit a very respectable 300, due to some fantastic boundaries and stroke play.
When it came to the teams time to bowl there was a mixture of very tight bowling and some looser deliveries, that meant that after the 12 overs Westbourne house had compiled 321 runs but had taken till the final over to gain the lead
Amesbury 300 12 overs
Westbourne house 321 12 overs

Mr Randall

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