Sport Report – School Games Gold Award

It was a really super start to this half-term.  Our hard-working staff and pupils have earned the Gold School Games Award.  The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme that was launched in 2012. The aim is to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition and creative PE provision across the school.

Wednesday 5 June

U11 Hardball Cricket v St Lawrence College

The weather held as the team travelled to St Lawrence College for a hardball Cricket match.  Joint Captain Olivia won the toss and elected to field. They started the innings extremely well with Olivia and Toby both bowling accurately. At one-point St Lawrence had lost 4 wickets and only scored 6 runs from the first 3 overs. Tom and Freddie then came on to bowl and kept up the accurate bowling. Our leg spinner Mali, then bowled her overs and bowled a ball, that the great leg spin bowler Shane Warne would have been proud of, to take a wicket. With some excellent catching, they managed to bowl St Lawrence out for 77 in 18.1 overs. Olivia took 4 wickets for 4 runs, Toby took 3 wickets for 5 runs with Mali and Martin also taking a wicket each. In reply the batting got off to slow start with some excellent bowling from St Lawrence College. Co-captain Jonny dug in and batted through the whole innings. After 7 overs the team were 18 for 4 to need an injection of runs. Freddie B provided this with a few well hit fours and even a six! He eventually was out for 23 but Jonny and Toby managed to score the remaining runs to win the match with 3 overs to spare. Well played all!

Dover and Deal Football League champions

During Friday’s Celebration Assembly the children received the Dover and Deal Football League Winners medals from President Mr McCarthy. The boys won all 5 of their league games to top the league standings. The girls, despite having 2 draws, still finished joint top in their league. Well done to all involved.

Next week the U9 girls play their next Kwik Cricket matches of the year. Also, the U11 team play in the Dover School Games Kwik Cricket Tournament at Betteshanger Cricket Club. They will once again be looking to get through to the county finals after being runners up last year.