Our U11 Cricket team were in action on Thursday evening playing in a 3 team mini competition v Niton and Dover Park.
We played first against a strong Niton team with some island U11 players in their ranks.We put up a strong batting display which saw us notch up 247/3 runs ( the count starts at 200, and runs are added for scoring and deducted for wides, no balls and wickets lost). Niton went into bat and scored 258/1 in their innings. However almost half this total came from wides or no balls and so with a little bit tighter bowling the outcome could have been very different.
In our game against Dover Park we fielded first and restricted DP to a total of 243/3 runs. This could have been greatly reduced if we had taken 3 catches presented to us by batsman following some good bowling. We then went into bat and hit 237/2, just short of the total required to win the game.
Overall a good performance by our team, who with very little cricket experience put up a good display of batting and the bowling improved throughout. With more cricket input from PE and after school clubs and through playing the game at clubs outside of school we can only become stronger. This bodes very well for this group of players when they compete again next year in year 6. Well done lads!