Week Ending Friday 26th May
The Upper Fourth and Lower Fifth Athletics Teams performed brilliantly this week at the North Somerset School Athletics Championships.
Results to follow on the next newsletter but for now, here are some of the images of our wonderful athletes!
Following a very exciting meeting with Winscombe Cricket Club, we are pleased to announce that their Australian Professional Coach, Micheal Hayes, will be working with our Cricketers on Thursday after school from 8th to 29th June 4pm to 5.30pm. Everyone from Third Form to Lower Fifth welcome – girls and boys.
If you are interested please see Mr Lloyd ASAP and check out the Winscombe CC website.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
From the PE Faculty
Girls' U13 Rounders v Priory School, Thursday 25th May: Sidcot 15.5 - 10.5 Priory
This was another super, solid performance from this set of girls – who, as has come to be expected, played in really friendly yet competitive spirit.
Sidcot lost the toss and were committed to bat first – and immediately set off in scoring mode. A number of halves and whole rounders were quickly toted up and by the end of their batting innings and pleasing 9 rounders had been scored – despite some steady fielding from the Priory girls.
The girls also fielded well, backing up alertly and revolving the field to good effect. Priory were limited to 5.5 rounders.
More good batting was on display in the second innings – but Priory had tightened up their fielding, making it harder to score. Just 6.5 rounders were scored which gave Priory a good chance of stealing the win!
It was not to be, however. Determined fielding and good focus – the target we had set following the game last week – ensured the result for our girls, despite the valiant effort from Priory.
Well done to all involved.
Player of the match: Ana de la Torre
Girls' U14 Rounders v Priory Thursday 25th May: Sidcot 11 - 16.5 Priory
The U 14 girls displayed good team work and understanding when they played on Thursday evening in glorious sunshine. Several players had not played before so it was nice to see them included, and assisted by the regular players, when fielding.
Priory batted first and had a strong start scoring whole rounders from the first two balls. Sidcot then settled a bit in their fielding and began to reduce the scoring rate. When Sidcot batted, they struggled initially to score any halves, as Priory were sharp in fielding the ball to second base. Maisy Hann was the first to score a whole rounder from a cheeky backward hit in to first deep area. Sophie Bracey followed suit a few balls later to help Sidcot stay in contention in the game.
The score was level at half time with both teams on 6.5 rounders.
In the second innings, Sidcot fielded quite competently but were not quick enough to get the ball to second to avoid Priory scoring regular half rounders. This was the pattern of this innings with Priory building up a solid total through half rounders.
Sidcot had to score 10 or more when they batted to have a hope of winning. They worked hard right to the last ball trying to place their strikes in areas, which were not strongly fielded. Priory however again remained sharp and had one or two outstanding catches in deep field, which deterred Sidcot from scoring highly.
Player of the match: Ciara Henneke
Girls’ U15 Rounders v Priory School: Thursday 25th May: Sidcot 4 - 16.5 Priory
This was a much-improved performance from the U15 girls who were facing traditionally, very strong and competitive opposition in Priory. For long periods of the game Sidcot in fact matched them for skill, awareness and determination, but unfortunately, once Priory started to acquire a succession of half rounders, they quickly gathered momentum in their play and pulled away from Sidcot.
Looking sharper in the field and with better decision-making Sidcot had a good first innings. Indeigh Winterson linked well with Lucy Chen at first post, managing to stump out several Priory batsmen who missed the ball. Molly Carter bowled well, deputising in the absence of Gracie and Ellie Cooke, Bethan Rees and Gretel Havercroft demonstrated good hands in their respective positions.
Trailing by just a small margin, Sidcot looked confident being put into bat, yet despite making good contact betwenn ball and bat, they were unable to find adequate space out in the Priory field to score. The second deep, second post Priory combination was a contributory factor in denying Sidcot such opportunities, despite some terrific hitting from Sofia Noval and Betsy Mak.
With the enforced positional changes and many different players stepping in to make this fixture viable, the U15 girls who participated did so proudly and applied themselves with real enthusiasm and drive in quite testing conditions, being the hottest day of the summer so far. Thank you to all those involved.
Player of the match: Lucy Chen