Weekly Sports Bulletin 06.02.15

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A Quick Reminder

The weather is forecast to be cold for the foreseeable future.  We would like to thank students for being so cooperative during these cold spells but strongly advise them to bring their PE jumper as many students are not.  We would also like to remind them that they can wear black or blue base layers and tracksuit bottoms.

Miss N Johnson



Snow… Ice… Freezing temperatures… Post-Christmas blues… None of this has distracted the year 8 cricketers from their dominance. Winning the Outdoor 11-a-side Summer League in Year 7 seems an awful long time ago, however some of the Year 8 cricketers haven’t had the off seasons rest that many seasoned cricketers are used to. A handful of them have continued their summer dominance into the Peterborough Schools Indoor League. After three games Matthew Holland’s (Priory) team have demonstrated skill, tactical nous and ruthlessness in winning all three of their games. The team enter into a showdown with The Kings School next Wednesday, at home, knowing that a win will take them into the U13 final.

The year 8 indoor cricketers epitomise the concept of a ‘team’. Each individual also brings a different skill package to the fore. Daniel Malcolmson (Guthac) is a hard-hitting top order batter who, more often than not, only deals in 4s and 6s! Bradley Clark (Welland) is a canny off-spin bowler and a batsmen with a cover drive to die for! Ethan Allen is a fearlessly brave wicket keeper who thrives under pressure with the bat. To complete the top order, skipper Matt Holland (Priory) provides all round experience, and an intimidatingly loud voice (possibly not his finest trait in his teacher’s eyes, however, certainly a skill that the captain relentlessly uses to rally his troops).

The success of the team in the winter, however, has come from the unexpected source of George Cushen (Welland) & Ben Brittain (Guthlac). Both students’ accurate bowling has been pivotal to the success of the side. Both students only begun playing cricket in the summer of year 7 and have since progressed to become a dangerous duet of accuracy that many of the opposition have not had an answer to.

Due to their on-going hard work, I am sure that the year 8 team, come win or lose on Wednesday, will continue to make excellent progress throughout the winter. I have no doubt that their success so far in the dark months of the year will be a springboard to a sizzling summer of success.

Mr J Smith – Team Manager

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