Sport at Littlegarth – What a way to finish!

What a way to Finish!

CRICKET: On Wednesday afternoon the Under 11 Cricket teams took on Finbrough School in the last set of Cricket fixtures of the academic year.  This seemed a fitting way to end our fixture calendar as way back in September our first set of fixtures (Under 11 Rugby) were again against Finbrough School.

Under 11 A WIN Littlegarth: 205 for 4

Finbrough: 35 for 10 (ALL OUT)

Our Under 11 A team chose to bat first.  Opening with the ball in every previous match, they decided that this would be a good way to see just how far their batting had come and they didn’t disappoint.   Setting a new school total record, the team scored 205 off of just 20 overs!  This beat the previous record set back in 2007 of 165 runs off of 25 overs, an extra 5 over!  Orlando Erith also set another record, scoring an individual total of 78. This is the second highest individual score of all time and was just 5 runs short of the all-time record set by Oliver Bocking also back in 2007.

Following their record breaking batting performance, the team were equally decisive with the ball.  Dismissing 10 batsmen for 35 with two overs to spare is impressive enough, but is even more impressive when you consider that 10 different boys bowled! This was a great way to finish the Cricket season and specifically, a great way for our year 6 pupils to say goodbye to Littlegarth.

Under 11 C WIN Littlegarth: 147 for 5

Finbrough: 110 for 4

Our C team like our A team ended the season in some style.  Although a much closer match, the boys put on a great display with both bat and ball.  Again every boy got the opportunity to bowl and demonstrated the depth of Cricket here at Littlegarth.  Next week the focus turns to in house competition as ALL the year 5 and 6 pupils will take part in our Inter House competition. Congratulations to all the boys for their efforts and hard work this year and a big thank you to our outstanding Cricket games captain Felix Bond-Roberts!

 

ROUNDERS: The girls also faced Finborough School on Wednesday for their last fixture of the season in extremely hot conditions.

Under 11 A Loss Littlegarth: 10

Finbrough: 11

The A team struggled to gain any advantage in the first innings, but after a good team talk at half time they put up an incredible fight back.  Unfortunately they couldn’t quite get ahead of Finborough and finished the game just 1 rounder short of a win.

Under 11 B WIN Littlegarth: 15

Finbrough: 13

The B team played well from the first bowl and scored rounder upon rounder to put them in a great position by the end of the first innings.  The second innings proved to be a little more challenging but they managed to cling onto their lead for the remainder of the match and finish 2 points ahead.

Under 11 C WIN Littlegarth: 19.5

Finbrough: 12

The C team approached their game in their usual quiet manner but worked well together to secure a solid lead by the end of the first innings.  In the second half, the Littlegarth girls displayed some impressive hitting and fielding skills and they pulled ahead of the opposition to finish with a very convincing win.

It has been a short and sweet Rounders season this year but one that has allowed the girls to enjoy some great games and allowed us to witness some fantastic play.  Well done to all of those who represented the school this season.

 

Athletics National Finals

The Athletics season was finished off in style at Birmingham’s  Alexander Stadium on Monday when Tom Raeckelboom(Long Jump), Toby (High Jump), Henrietta Stenning (Ball Throw),  Bella Garrard (Shot), Eliza Robinson (150m), Zak, Troman, Henry Rutland & Lyla Belshaw (600m) as well as Relay teams made up of Lyla Belshaw, Megan Palmer, Evelyn Cook, Scarlet Martin, Olivia Newcomb, Eliza Robinson, Zara Spendiff and Aisha Parker represented East Anglia at the ISA National Athletics finals.   There were some incredible results and we even came away with some medals!! Lyla Belshaw stormed through to get 2nd place in the 600m and the Year 4 girl’s realy team achieved a 3rd place in their race.  What an amazing way to finish the season and what an experience for our very talented athletes!