Senior School Sports Report

Senior School Sports Report

Posted: 28th June 2024


U15 vs. Mount Kelly

In a thrilling 20-over match under perfect weather conditions, Queen’s College U15 hosted Mount Kelly in a spirited encounter. Despite a valiant effort, Queen’s fell short, ending the match with a score of 130 all out against Mount Kelly’s 158 for 4 wickets.

Mount Kelly batted first and set a formidable total of 158 for 4 wickets. Their opening batsmen laid a solid foundation, taking advantage of the sunny conditions to score freely. Queen’s College bowlers faced a challenging task but showed resilience. Tom L was the standout bowler, delivering an impressive spell that claimed two crucial wickets, keeping Queen’s College in contention. Oli L also made a significant impact early on, with a brilliant throw from a distance that caught a casual batsman off guard, showcasing his sharp fielding skills.

In response, Queen’s College started their chase with determination. Theo provided a steady start, scoring 16 runs off 18 balls, while Zac contributed 13 runs from 13 deliveries. Both batsmen showed promise but struggled to build substantial partnerships. As the innings progressed, wickets began to fall, putting pressure on the middle and lower order.

Tristan emerged as a beacon of hope for Queen’s with a mature and quality batting display. His efforts in the late stages of the innings gave the home side a fighting chance. However, despite Tristan’s heroics, the target remained just out of reach as the remaining wickets fell, leaving Queen’s College all out for 130.

The match was played in the true spirit of cricket, with both teams displaying sportsmanship and competitiveness. Queen’s can take pride in their performance, particularly the exceptional efforts in the field by Tom L and Oli L, and the composed batting by Theo and Zac. Mount Kelly’s disciplined bowling and consistent batting ultimately proved decisive in securing their victory. Overall, it was a brilliant game of cricket, enjoyed by players and spectators alike, highlighting the young talents and promising future of both teams.

U12 Stover Cup

The U12 Stover Cup provided a thrilling afternoon of cricket with standout performances and close contests. The team delivered a series of impressive displays, securing two wins and finishing in second place overall.

The team started the day strong with a convincing win against Trinity. Strong bowling and batting performances laid the foundation for this victory. The bowlers restricted Trinity to a manageable total, and the batsmen chased it down comfortably.

The second game against Plymouth College was a nail-biter. It was a tight affair that went down to the final over. Despite a valiant effort from the team, they just missed out on securing a win, highlighting the competitive spirit and skills on display from both sides.

The third and final game of the day saw the team face Stover School. This match showcased the team’s all-around capabilities. In a superb fielding and batting display, they chased down a target of 61 runs, achieving a commanding total of 105 runs in just 10 overs. This strong performance ensured their second win of the day.

The team finished the tournament with 2 wins and 1 loss, securing a commendable second place. The day was marked by excellent individual performances and teamwork.

The U12 Stover Cup was a memorable event, demonstrating the young cricketers’ talents and determination. The team can be proud of their efforts and achievements, looking forward to building on this success in future competitions.

First XI Girls v King’s College on Thursday 20 June

The First XI girls finished their season with another game against King’s College. They got their 100 Ball revenge on home soil by batting first and amassing 128 runs including off the bat of their overseas pro. Emily and Eliza took the two wickets for Queen’s and Issy put in another excellent wicket-keeping performance in only her second game behind the stumps. Emily started  

First XI v Mount Kelly

An excellent new ball display by Hayden and Alfie saw Mount Kelly reduced to 60/6 having chosen to bat. A quality innings by their left handed middle order bat saw them to 162 all out. Our reply was overshadowed by some unsavoury sledging and the only lesson to take away was to focus on what’s important to us and stick to playing cricket the way it should be played. That does include batting all the overs available as we finish our season with 40, 20 and 30 over encounters.

U13A v Mount Kelly

A very good batting performance was not enough to prevent an away defeat at Mount Kelly. Put in, Munesu and Felix began in blistering fashion, taking advantage of the short boundaries and striking fours at will. Munesu was caught and bowled for an aggressive 31 while Felix batted on, unluckily out short of a well-deserved half-century for 43, Some good cameos towards the end from Ollie R, Kirk and Max raised the score to a competitive one.

Munesu struck first ball and things looked up. However, the MK batters rallied with aggression of their own and aided by a plethora of extras, overhauled the target with more than five overs remaining. Highlights in the field were wickets for Finn and Elie, while Jayden took a brilliant diving catch at mid-on. Afterwards, a few of the MK parents took the time to say what a good attitude the Queen’s boys had shown and how well-mannered they were. 

U13A Girls v Mount Kelly

The U13A girls enjoyed an exciting game against Mount Kelly on Saturday. The game ebbed and flowed and victory could have gone either way but the Queen’s girls eventually came out winners by 4 wickets. Mount Kelly batted first and fast, accurate bowling and secure catching soon had them in trouble at 21 for 6. Wickets were shared at regular intervals between Bea, Livi, Alissa and Ella H with Alissa and Ella H getting two each. Alissa then took a great catch off Naomi’s bowling to dismiss Mount Kelly’s most dangerous batter and, despite a mini recovery, Mount Kelly’s ninth wicket went down with the score on 52, with Eliza and Tori bagging a wicket each. The Queen’s girls were hoping to wrap up the Mount Kelly innings but, due to a combination of wides and no balls and the Mount Kelly last pair running well between the wickets, the score advanced to 82 before Holly bowled the last batter out. This was a larger total than we were anticipating chasing earlier in the innings but Ella H, Bea and Teniore got us off to a quick start and we were 29 for 2 after 7 overs. When Eliza came in she started striking the ball powerfully, hitting a boundary with her second ball but was then out, caught well by the opposition’s wicket keeper. This was a shame as her big hitting would have been a crowd pleaser. The girls lost the  6th wicket with the score on 65 so the game was finely poised: another couple of quick wickets and it would have been a nervous finale to the game. However, Rosie and Ella T then managed to steady the ship and, running sensibly between the wickets, saw us home to victory. Teniore top scored with 15 but everyone contributed, both in the field and when batting, to triumph in the end. Well done, girls.

U13A at Mount Kelly Sixes Competition

The U13 team travelled to Mount Kelly for the annual Sixes tournament.

In their first game, Queen’s faced a strong Exeter side with impressive batters. Learning from this match, the team improved significantly in their next game against Mount Kelly, delivering standout performances in both batting and bowling. With this victory, Queen’s advanced to play in the main college pool with higher-ability teams.

Their first game in this pool was against a formidable Truro side, where some crucial batting performances stood out. The next match saw Queen’s go up against West Buckland, winning by a narrow margin.

Overall, well done to all the players for showing skill, resilience and camaraderie throughout the day.


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