TeddiesTens U10 Prep School Girls’ Cricket Festival update from Mr Burton-Pye
Location (obviously) and weather fantastic on arrival, Swanbourne House fielded first and not overawed by their opponents, won their first game narrowly which everyone was ecstatic with considering this was the girls first competitive game. In the second game, a change of pitch led to a definite change of weather! SHS again fielded first, improving their bowling accuracy from the first game. However, very soon after the change of innings, the ever darkening skies released an unseasonably but not unexpected hail storm on the girls from which they took cover. Unfortunately the hail turned to rain and didn’t cease halting proceedings for the day. All girls enjoyed the experience (if not the temperature) and the individual mini-bat given out by our amazing hosts for the day. Thank you Teddies, we are looking forward to a bigger, post covid event next year, with some equally eager U10 girls.
Unfortunately all home games were called off even before the visitors arrived. The weather which was clearly moving south west, hitting Swanbourne earlier than Oxford.
The beneficiaries of the weather were the girls U11 team, boys U13c team and boys U11A and B team. These games were barely affected by the conditions.
Spratton Hall Fixtures update from Mr Thomas
For many of the Colts team it was a new experience playing with a hard ball on grass. The boys showed patience as they tried to adapt to the speed and height of the bounce with a couple of boys seeing through difficult times to hit some very good shots. We scored a reasonable 67 runs all out which an accomplished Spratton team achieved with relative ease.
Focus in the field needs to be maintained and Mr Thomas has to remember ALL the packed lunches, thank goodness for a super match tea, thank you Spratton Hall.
Virtual Tour of Sports Facilities at Swanbourne House.
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