Hat-trick for King's Hall Cricketers
In a similar series of successes, as seen on Super Saturday, we may well have an equivalent here at King's Hall – 'Topnotch Tuesday' – as three teams brought home three titles from three events.
Our U11 boys won the county finals and then went on to win the regional finals yesterday, beating the best in Dorset (Clayesmore) and the best in Devon (Exeter). The boys played fantastically and have continued to develop well as a team. Their next step is on 8th July when they head to the national finals.
Our U13 boys took part in the T10 cricket competition, an event they have attended the twice before. Having won it in the first year, and coming second two years ago (no event last year), they were hoping for a repeat of their previous success this year. Playing their opening matches against Wellington and Clifton and as a result of winning both games, the team were placed top in their pool. Facing Millfield in the final, the boys put on a sterling performance, with Zach scoring 64* to bring the side to victory.
With all our girls playing great cricket at the moment, Mr Halls wanted them to have the same opportunity for some competitive play. Hosting a girls T10 competition for the first time at King's Hall, both our pitches were looking perfect and our girls, along with Wellington, Taunton and Blundell's played some excellent cricket. They all looked comfortable facing a hard ball, and Anna Hardy, our first team coach was thrilled with our bowling. The girls went through the day undefeated, and were supported by our pupils from Pre-Prep, all the way through to the senior Prep years, all witnessing some fantastic matches.
Commenting, our Director of Sport, Ali Halls, said: "This has been such a brilliant day for the school, and the perfect end to our Year 8 children.
"It all comes from a serious amount of hard work over the years and a great approach towards sport in general. We’ve been coaching our pupils in cricket and a range of other sports and activities, helping them to prepare both physically and mentally".
He added: "Alex Barrow's JHPP (Junior High Performance Programme) for cricket has been running brilliantly. It’s a fun and focused way to develop our best cricketers, and we’ve had a season of excellent matches and results, with this amazing highlight yesterday to finish off the Summer Term!"
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