This tournament had been cancelled due to bad weather just before the half-term break. Today, we couldn’t have wished for better weather!
Our first match was against Meltham Moor. We won the toss and decided to field first. Joe started the bowling superbly well and our magnificent fielding skills were soon on show. Georgia made a great catch, closely followed by Nicole doing the same. When it came to batting, Aimee deserves a special mention as she really was outstanding. We think cricket greatness must run in her family as her Great-Grandad played for Yorkshire. Her batting partner Jake was equally as talented and they both scored 4s. The match finished 216-204 to Meltham Moor, but our team work was phenomenal and our heads were held high.
Next we played Honley Juniors (a very strong team who went on to win the tournament). We batted first this time and our first pair, Brooke and Joe got straight down to business, scoring a run. The bowling by Honley was speedy to say the least and I’m sure Millie, Georgia, Nicole and Athena will find cricket ball shaped bruises all over their bodies! When it can to fielding, Brooke worked hard to hit the wicket leading to a Honley player being run out. The final score was 190 Helme – 253 Honley.
The final match was against Brockholes. Fielding first, Joe made a magnificent catch that brought a huge grin to his face (and mine!). Aimee’s strong bowling skills saw her bowl a Brockhole’s player out and both Jake and Brooke fielded so well that they prevented a number of 4s being scored. More fast bowling from Brockholes meant we had to really focus when batting. Millie did just that – how she actually got her bat to some of the balls I don’t know! Unfortunately, I do not have the score from this match, but I’m sure it will be quite close.
The walk / jog back up to school was a happy one, despite the thunder. Children you should be very proud of yourselves – you worked so hard and played the best I’ve seen you play.
Many thanks to Mr T who has helped both in training and at the tournament and Mrs Morris who cheered us on. Thanks to our supporters – both parents and other classmates from Class 5, with a special mention for Aimee’s Grandad, who had travelled for an hour to come and watch her play.