There has been plenty of exciting cricketing action this month for Truro School Prep, with the U11 boys’ team winning their first hardball game of the season.
On 11 May, the U11 boys’ team, consisting of George O (WK), James H (WK), George F, William S, Theo (VC), Reggie, Barney, Max, Freddie, Jack R (C), Henry and Thomas started off the cricket season with a well-earned win.
The boys began the game with some strong batting; our two openers James and George O played well to get us a start of 28 runs, without conceding a single wicket. The rest of the team did well to finish with a strong score of 182 (from 100).
When the boys went into fielding, they were all excited and nervous, especially Max who was opening the bowling.
Max took two strong wickets in his first over, followed by Theo’s over with another two wickets. Jack and James then went into bowling, both taking a wicket each in their first over.
In the tense last over, Max had a lot of pressure on him; they needed 25 runs to win, and it was looking very close until Max secured the final wicket to end the game with a win for Truro School.
The final scores were Truro 182 – 9, and Plymouth 139 – all out.
All our wicket takers were: Max – 4 wickets, Theo – 5 wickets, Jack R – 1 wicket, James – 1 wicket, George F – 2 wickets, William S – 1 wicket, Freddie S – 1 wicket, Thomas – 1 wicket, Reggie – 1 wicket.
A huge well done to all the boys, especially Freddie, Reggie and Barney, as this was their first ever cricket game, and to Theo for getting a five-wicket haul. Well done, Truro!
The Year 5 boys were also in action on 11 May against Polwhele House School.
Once showers had passed and the clouds had cleared, it was set to be a bright afternoon, with eight enthusiastic Year 5 boys taking to the field to play Kwik cricket.
Both teams were eager and excited to start, with Truro winning the toss and deciding to bat first.
After the first two overs, Truro had clocked up a respectable 46 runs from Nathaniel, Ethan, Hunter and Henry L, with Polwhele taking two wickets. By the end of the first half, Truro had scored an impressive 83 runs but Polwhele added lots of pressure by taking six wickets.
In the second half, Truro’s opening bowlers were fast paced and fierce but failed to take any wickets until the second to last over when Zain had bowled an inviting ball which was struck upwards only to find Edward on the end of the catch.
Both teams were proud to play in their respective teams. This fixture ended with Polwhele as the winner, who finished with a score of 274 runs for 1 wicket and Truro who finished with 257 runs for 6 wickets.
The Year 5 girls’ cricket team also played against Polwhele House School. For many of the girls, this was their first Kwik cricket game of the season. The girls have not played much cricket yet this year, so it was a great way for them to learn some new skills.
The game started steadily with Truro Prep in bat, with the girls carefully looking for space to hit the ball into so that they were able to finish their batting innings without losing a single wicket.
It was then their turn to field. Ottilie took a wicket with her first bowl, hitting the middle stump with power and Amelia took a great catch to put some pressure on the Polwhele batters.
The girls played brilliantly throughout, listening to the advice being given and working as a team to field the ball quickly.
It was a pleasure to watch them all play so well together and develop their interest in cricket.
With thanks to all of the staff who support our young cricketers and for giving us such exciting run downs of the matches.