Sports Report 07 June 2024

Sports Report 07 June 2024

Posted: 7th June 2024

Prep School

The pupils had a great afternoon of cricket against Wellington on Wednesday. Their fixtures are always competitive but played with great spirit and sportsmanship. It was great for them to play a school with similar outlooks for sport.

The girls had fantastic matches. The U10A bowled and batted extremely well, showing a huge improvement in their decision-making when running and taking advantage of opportunities to score runs, which in turn, won them the game by 11 runs! Well done, girls!

The U10B girls played brilliantly as a team, showing great skill in their fielding utilising skills such as ‘walking in’ and numerous occasions of the ball being stopped before it passed the boundary The girls weren’t afraid to take risks to gain those extra runs or hitting balls strategically to areas where there were no fielders. They are going to continue developing our bowling skills, to ensure a straight arm and follow through towards the wicket.

Both the U11 girls teams had very close matches with the difference of only a few runs. Some great run outs by Emily in the B team and some outstanding batting by Stella kept Queen’s very much in the match. The A team playing hardball just lost a little momentum going into the last few overs but showed a solid performance.

The boys also enjoyed some close encounters . The U11A game had its ups and downs which ended in a very tight finish. The U10 boys showing some more consistent bowling and batting and great communication to maximise the run rate had a very positive start to this half term.

Senior School

Match Report: U12 Cricket Team vs. Sidcot School

The U12 cricket team faced Sidcot School in an eagerly anticipated match, featuring some new faces in the line up. Tommy made his debut, adding fresh enthusiasm to the squad. The day began with Queen’s winning the toss, Captain Oliver opted to bowl first, setting the tone for a competitive match.

Sidcot’s opening batsmen were in fine form, both retiring after reaching 25 runs. Despite this strong start, Queen’s bowlers showed resilience. Tom led the bowling attack with an impressive performance, claiming 3 wickets. Harry added to the pressure with 1 wicket, and Ben contributed significantly by taking 2 more, ensuring Sidcot didn’t run away with the game.

In reply, Queen’s faced early setbacks with quick wickets falling. However, stability was restored as Tom and Oliver showcased their batting prowess. Both players batted confidently, each scoring into the 20s before being dismissed, bringing Queen’s within reach of Sidcot’s total.

Despite a valiant effort, Queen’s narrowly lost the match by just 6 runs. The close contest highlighted several positives and areas for improvement. Individual targets have been set, with the team looking forward to bouncing back in their next game on Saturday. The debut performance of Tommy and the impressive contributions from Tom, Harry, and Ben provide a solid foundation for future success.

U15A Girls v Stover School on Tuesday

A new fixture for Queen’s this summer took the girls to Stover School for a Girls Hardball match. In 16 overs Queen’s hit 172/3 with Evvie and Megan both reaching retirement scores. Emily also contributed a quick-fire 11, and Issy later added 15. It was a really pleasing performance of finding boundaries and pushing fielders with aggressive running between the wickets. 9 bowlers were used as we defended the score with authority. Always in control of the run rate with Stover finishing 135/2 where Emily and Evvie both took wickets clean bowled. Megan and Baihya delivered economical overs. A massive differential between the sides was also in the wicket-keeping. Rebecca did a brilliant job behind the stumps and raised our 2nd innings performance in what could have fizzled out as one-sided. To take pride in saving boundaries, taking wickets and playing as a team was credible.

U14/15B Softball Vs Stover school

On Tuesday, the girls softball team took to the field in a friendly pairs match against Stover school. Batting first Queen’s had a shaky start with a few hesitant runs leading to early wickets. Once nerves settled, there was some excellent hits over the boundary from Annabelle B, and better running between the wickets. Nelly and Keira managed to run 2s and 3s as well as Freya and Mary-Tess. Scoring a solid 272 Queen’s then took to the field and delivered some excellent balls. Mary-Tess and Annabelle had the best overs, keeping Stover to dot balls and singles. A big hitters tested the girls’ arm strength and speed in the out field at times. A great game and a closely fought loss with Stover scoring 300 runs. 

U12B Girls v Blundells

The girls had a good day at Blundell’s, with a few little things letting them down. A slightly wide field set up, and losing a few too many wickets meant that they leaked runs in the fielding innings and lost runs in the batting innings. There were some excellent bowling spells and brilliant shots played throughout the match. Best bowler was given to Aurelia and best batter was given Sophia KR.

U13B softball Vs Blundells

The U13B Team have shown great improvement over the course of this term. They worked well together in the field, backing up and calling. An impressive batting innings meant that we secured lots of singles and 2s which put pressure on the Blundells side. Queen’s took a few too many risks and did get stung on a number of occasions try to make an extra run but this lead to a run out. Losing by 43 runs this team did well, and to improve further they need to develop the length of their bowling. Queen’s scored 298 and Blundells scored 341.

U13A Girls v Blundells

The Queen’s team contested in 10-a-side hardball pairs and proved excellent in saving two runs and taking a flurry of wickets at the end. This meant they needed 290 to win, and found the Blundell’s bowlers very disciplined in their line and length giving far fewer extras away. Everyone looked comfortable in the middle, and the girls saw some excellent cover drives piercing the very tight ring field. The girls running between the wickets got a little too positive at times which set the chase back. On the whole the girls faced good pace from Blundells and stood up to the challenge well. Queen’s finished 50 runs short, but with another game under our belts and a pleasant contest it was a positive fixture.

U12A Girls v Blundells

A challenging encounter for the U12A girls on Wednesday at Blundells, the girls had some very capable players, but there were lots of positives from the match. Charlotte picked up two wickets, both of them clean bowled, and Eva and Holly bowled accurately with Holly having the misfortune to be bowling against two of Blundells’ big hitting Year 8 girls. Victoria and Ella bowled well as a pair and Ella’s bullet-like throws nearly led to a couple of run outs. Lola threw herself about impressively in the field to stop runs and Livi had her usual solid all round game. Mabel received a blow on the leg while batting but bravely continued when Queen’s had to field. As she was unable to keep wicket, Kara stepped in and did a great job, preventing several potential byes. A target for the game for the girls was to bowl more accurately and concede less wides and this was achieved. Next, let’s work on taking quick singles when the opportunity arises. Well done, girls.


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