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Wednesday 7th June

June 09, 2017

Under 11B Cricket v King’s Hall (A)

King’s, batting first managed a total of 380 for 5 from their five pairs, a respectable total but on a pitch with a very short boundary scoring 23 fours and four sixes. This looked like an undefeatable total but on this pitch was eminently catchable. We started well, keeping above the run rate with our first pair but by the end of the second pair we had been tied down and were struggling being about 20 runs short of King’s run rate. We never really managed to catch up and although gaining a respectable 321 runs could not match King’s stronger batting. One positive was noticeable and that was the behaviour of the PHS boys both on and off the field although we must follow directions of our Captain and be more alert and brave in the field to prevent the boundaries. The same could not be said of the opposition who let themselves down in relation to their behaviour in the field. Overall a pleasing day’s cricket with some pointers on what we need to continue to work on.  Player of the match was Jack for his first time captaincy which was mature and consistent.

U9A Rounders v Millfield (A)

Strong batting in the first innings started the game well for Perrott. The girls were running well, pushing the fielders to making mistakes. When in the field, the girls were efficient, with some great throwing and catching, ensuring that Millfield were well behind the target. The second innings, however, saw a slight lack of concentration form the Perrott girls, who started to slip up on decision making in both batting and fielding. A little more focus on ball stopping and thought about which post to throw to would have won us the match. The improvement, however, has been noted by all the people watching this team, so the girls are working very well and getting better with every game.  Players of the match were Flossie for her batting and Ashtyn for her fielding.

U11A Rounders v Millfield (H)

It’s a pleasure to work with this team of dedicated individuals. Led superbly by Lily, as the captain, her words instructed the team very well and were always encouraging.  Eleanor, Stella and Anouska were awesome as the back-stop, bowler and 1st /2nd base runner; few mistakes were made and the trio worked exceptionally well together. Jenna, Florence, Lily, Ellie, Lucy and Laura were all super in deep field and supported each other extremely well. Perrott was leading 8 rounders to 7 at half time. We batted first in the second innings and managed to increase our score to 16 rounders. Millfield put in a good chase but we managed to remain tight in our fielding, making only a few mistakes, and held our lead. A well-deserved win for Perrott.  Players’ batter of the match was Stella for some cracking hits and super running between the posts.  Players’ fielder of the match was Anouska who has incredibly safe hands and is very quick minded when fielding.

U11C Cricket v Kings Hall (H)

On Wednesday the U11C played a 3rd game of the season against King Hall, who always are a competitive and evenly matched game. Kings Hall put us into bat and through Sam and Josh with their partners made some good early runs putting us in a strong position. Both Sam and Josh made some powerful hits scoring a number of boundaries. It was clear they have listened in the sessions and worked on the hand-eye co-ordination in hitting the ball. There was a slight collapse later on, which dented our run total, but a late attack with the last pair improved the total. When it came to bowling we still need to work on our accuracy (but the wind did not help!) and our fielding skills. Concentration is a key area to focus on when fielding. A much improved performance.  Player of the match was Sam for powerful hitting scoring a lot of runs.

U10A Rounders v Millfield (A)

This match was another step forward in the progression of this team. There were improvements in all aspects of their game, most notably with their running to first post and decision making in the field.  Put in to bat, we got off to a good start scoring 3 ½ after the first rotation. We continued to bat well, score steadily and made some good decisions on when and where to risk the score.  Good bowling from Sophie, a great catch from Jemima  and some solid fielding meant that initially Millfield struggled to score. When their batters put some power into their shots, our fielding began to show signs of some panic. However, having allowed them to turn a couple of halves into rounders, we re-focused.  Only leading by one and half, we had to bat and field well. Our scoring was steady but we found it hard to convert halves into rounders. We set them a target of six for the win. It was a very tight last innings and as their last batter stepped up, Millfield were trailing by one. A good hit between second and third, a good stop, slight fumble, a moment of hesitation but Lucy just made it to second with the stumping to secure the win.  Improvements in the fielding and batting of the whole team was evident and they thoroughly deserved their success.  Fielder of the match was Nia (bowling and all around contribution) and batter of the match was Lucy (top scorer with four rounders).

U11A Cricket v King’s Hall (A)

King’s Hall is a cricketing power house although this year’s crop of players was by no means a vintage one. Loose bowling got them off to a flying start as we struggled to find a good length. Eddie, Albert and Harry bowled promising spells and Ronnie caught the eye with two wickets in two balls. Our innings never really got off the ground as tight bowling pinned us down.  Player of the match was Harry for a super spell of bowling and good ground fielding . He is a masterful slider in the deep!

 

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