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Wednesday 24th May

May 25, 2017

U9A Cricket v Sherborne Prep (H)

This was a very close game which could have gone either way. Excellent fielding and very tidy bowling from Perrott – especially from Willie, George, Otis and Ollie – kept Sherborne’s score low. Perrott came out all guns blazing and chased down the 240 total in the final over.  Players of the match were Willie for his batting and Otis for his improvement in bowling.

U12B Rounders v Millfield (A)

The first innings went well for Perrott through some great work in the field. The Millfield batters could not get the half rounders, stopped through accurate throwing and catching. The batting in this innings was strong and the running was fast.  The second innings saw Millfield come back into the match as some panic fielding gave away some runs, but a strong batting performance and fearless running brought the match home for Perrott.  Players of the match were Amelia as batter and Marcia as fielder.

Under 11B Cricket v Sherborne Prep (A)

A well-played game which was fairly even with a draw being the right result. Neither side dominated with either bat or ball and with everyone bowling and batting it gave us some good match practice. Our bowling improved in accuracy after our focus this week which showed in the numbers of extras. Toby batted well for his 14 and Joe for his 9 not out at the end of the innings. It would be nice to see us all getting into double figures, picking the bad ball, of which there are many, and despatching it to the boundary, every time. Our running between the wickets is improving but we are still rather cautious about sneaking the quick single by backing up and running past the crease to maximise the opportunities. In so doing we could almost double our score and keep the fielders working hard. Jack had a great spell of bowling with his 3 overs taking 3 wickets for 5 runs, helped by two good catches from Luke and Toby.  Player of the match was Jack for his 3 for 5 spell off 3 overs.

Under 8/9 Bs Cricket v Sherborne Prep (A)

This was an U8 / U9 B Team combination, and despite training together, it was the first time the boys had played seriously as a team.  Captain, Will,elected to put Sherborne in to bat first.  Fielding was a little relaxed, and too many players simply could not concentrate for long enough spells…balls going for 4-runs which ought to have been stopped, on many occasions.  In rebuttal of this, Ben kept good wicket, and Luke was superb in his backing up and covering the wickets.  In bat, our lads acquitted themselves well enough, but sharper fielding and more precise bowling from Sherborne meant that we did not achieve as many runs as we needed.  The game was a friendly one, and so was the match tea.  We came away having realised the importance of honing our fielding skills, particularly in the outfield.  Players of the match were Willfor his captaincy, dealing well with positioning his fielders and Luke, for quick hands, feet and head in the field. 

U11C Cricket v Sherborne Prep (A)

On Wednesday the U11C played their 3rd game of the season against Sherborne. This is always a competitive game and today was no different. Sherborne batted first and started the innings well scoring freely, helped along with fielders not being totally awake to what was happening. After that we managed to peg them back and not allow them to score so freely. However, the damage was done and we were not able to take any wickets. This set us a high target. Unfortunately, it was a target that was too high despite some good batting from Sam. The match showed we have some key areas to focus on in the second half of the term.  Player of the match was Sam for resilient batting scoring – 32 without getting out. 

U13B Rounders v Millfield (A)

The U13B girls were a joy to take over to Millfield and they showed progress throughout the match but they couldn’t quite cope with some of the big hits from the opposition.  Perrott were polite and well-mannered on and off the pitch and it was a pleasure to coach them.  Players of the match were Rebekah; super batting and very quick around the posts and Marta for her super effort and improved accuracy of throw.

2nd XI Cricket v Sherborne Prep (H)

The boys chose to bowl first and we started well, by making it hard to score runs with good tight bowling and good fielding. James LE got the first wicket. Paul E bowled superbly, showing that you do not have to bowl fast to trouble the batsman. Our second wicket was one of the most bizarre wickets I think Perrott Hill School have ever seen, only fitting that Max B was the bowler! Max trotted in, very much looking like a cricketer out of the 1970s, he delivered the ball wide outside off stump, as the ball hit the ground it did not bounce and almost rolled towards the batsman. The batsman took an almighty swing at the ball resulting in a thick inside edge onto his leg stump!! Was that Max’s mystery ball he’d been perfecting in the nets?? Who knows! Our last wicket was a family effort…Bowled Weekes (H) caught Weekes (E) with Mother Weekes watching on! We restricted Sherborne Prep to 97 off their 20 overs, a very get-able target.  After Tea, we started the chase!!! It started well as we hit the first ball for four however the second ball our batsman tried again, but this time to a pitched up straighter ball and got bowled! Sadly, we kept loosing wickets at key times where he only needed a couple good partnerships to win the game. Nikolai kept his head and batted well during our top order collapse. The partnership between James LE and Paul E, showed the rest of our team how to bat. They kept out the good ball, picking up the odd single, and banishing the bad ball to the boundary. James LE in particular played some great shots, showing how easy it is too bat when you go forward and get to the pitch of the ball. Sadly, the constant loss of wickets stunted our run chase and in the end we came up just short. But this performance was hands down our best overall performance. Well Done Lads on a hard fought match, we were just a tad unlucky!!!  Players of the match were James for excellent batting, with some lovely shots down the ground and through the covers. Special mention should go to Nikolai who kept his head when wickets were falling around him and batted on.

U9A Rounders v Sherborne Prep (A)

The girls had a steady start in the first innings with full rounders’ scored by Tara, Darcy and Flossie.  It was great to see the girls taking a more ‘side on’ stance in the batting box and powering through the hit. Sherborne were strong at stumping out on third, which caught the girls slightly off guard and meant that a number of them pushing for the full rounder had their game ended rather abruptly.  In fielding it was great to see improved focus from the team and I was particularly impressed with Lucy, Meadow and Poppy, on their toes, ready to dash for the ball and field it quickly to second or fourth. Hattie showed a real confidence in the tactics of the game and it was great to hear her encouraging the others to throw to second or fourth.  Rosanna and Ashtyn made a good pairing as back stop and second and it was lovely to see the improved accuracy of their throws. A little work for the team over the coming weeks on consistency of power in the over arm throw as the occasional ball ended up on the boys wicket in the next field!  Great focus and energy on what was an extremely hot afternoon.  Players of the match were Flossie for her 3 full rounders – chosen by the opposition.  Fielder of the match was Darcy for quick reactions and accurate throwing.

U11B Rounders v Millfield (H)

In the first innings Perrott Hill girls batted well but a little tentatively against strong performance from the Millfield bowler. Committing early to running to second would have earned us a few more half rounders. This said, powerful hitting and swift running between posts were a highlight of both innings.  In both fielding innings, we coped well with some big hitters from Millfield and learned to position ourselves strategically according to individual strengths. Accurate bowling from Laura then Lily was particularly impressive, as was the number of stumpings at 2nd post thanks to super teamwork from Anouska, Ellie and Georgina.  Deep fielders Lucy, Florence and Lola let very little past them and captain Lily was a stalwart backstop throughout. with the strength and accuracy of hits. Top scorer was Georgie whose consistent striking of the ball into gaps in the Millfied players and quick decision making earned her 2 ½ rounders in total.  This was an exciting game played in excellent team spirit and the girls can be proud of their efforts and performance.  Well done girls.  Players of the match were Laura for consistent hitting and good power and Anouska for incredible pace, quick reactions and accurate catching.


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