Sports Blog – Week Beginning 2 June 2014

Kwik Cricket Festival – Monday 2 June at Truro Cricket Club

The sun shone brightly on our U11 cricket teams at the Penryn Sports Partnership Kwik Cricket festival at Truro Cricket Club.


This was a lovely festival, organised by David May, with a round robin tournament for each team. Luckily, he gave me (umpiring Kwik cricket for the first time) some good advice; “You need to put your best bowler last.” Scarlett and Polly were then cleverly rotated as our final bowlers in each match, and this really helped to avoid the matches dragging out. I had an interesting afternoon, completing the bewildering tournament score sheet, with a series of runs, wickets and totals. Luckily, the girls’ team bowled well (particularly Scarlett, Polly, Jess, Nila and Poppy) and batted well – you should see Harriet Bradley!


I was really impressed that the girls were able to learn from each performance; they were the most consistent bowlers and deserved to finish as the overall festival winners. They have now qualified for the County finals at St Austell Cricket Club on Tuesday 1 July.


Match 1: Truro Prep – 246 for 3 vs Tregony – 233 for 3.

Match 2: Truro Prep – 296 for 3 vs St Mary’s – 216 for 1.

Match 3: Truro Prep – 278 for 2 vs Bosvigo – 231 for 3.


Mr Speer also had a fantastic time with the boys’ team, who played extremely well in their group. The boys played well to win two matches and draw one, although their total combined runs placed them 2nd in their group. I was impressed with Luke and Max, who seemed unruffled by the speed of the Kea bowlers and scored several daring runs. I was also fortunate enough to see Ollie’s bowling, which caught the opposition unawares and resulted in a glorious dive catch from Jack. Ben bowled extremely well to bowl out a county player on the other team, in addition to scoring several fours against Kea School. An interesting moment occurred when the startled umpire correctly disallowed a 6 because the ball had hit him.


U9/U10 Rounders – Tuesday 3 June at Polwhele House School

We took two mixed year group teams to Polwhele House School on Tuesday. I umpired for the girls’ team, consisting of Year 3, 4 and 5 girls, who regularly attend Rounders Club. They had a slow start, due to some consistent bowling from their opposition and the damp weather conditions. It all changed in their second batting innings, with plenty of the team striking the ball confidently and scoring either half or full rounders. There was some excellent fielding from Melissa, Rosie (backstop), Libby (bowler) and Faith (bowler) and some exciting batting from Faith too. The girls played well but eventually lost 11-14.


Our mixed team, consisting of Year 4 and 5 boys and girls, played consistently well on the other pitch to win their match.


PICTURED: Mini Red Tennis Tournament (School Games Qualifier) – Thursday 5 June

Our Year 4 tennis team: Max Caddis, Max Cooper, Evelyn and Joanna took part in the Mini Red Tennis event, held at Truro Tennis Club. Ryan Fern, club coach, organised the event, which involved our team playing a round robin event against five other schools in their pool. Each round consisted of two singles and one doubles match for each team. Our team won their group, progressing to the final where they defeated Coverack School. We are really pleased that they have qualified for the School Games, to be held at Richard Lander School on Friday 27 June.


Y3 and 4 Athletics Event- Thursday 5 June

Bosvigo, Truro High and Polwhele House Schools joined us for a happy and busy afternoon of athletics, which saw all of Year 3 and most of Year 4 pupils take part in up to five different events: 60m, 400m, vortex throw, long jump and relays.


In Year 3, Cameron Albury won the vortex throw with 20.60m, and Jamie came third with 18.50m.  Emily finished 4th overall in the 60m sprint, with Lexie in 5th place. Joshua finished 2nd overall in the 60m sprint, with Ralph and Oliver in 4th place. In the 400m, Ralph finished 2nd overall, with Jamie in 3rd place. Oliver jumped 2.75m in the long jump to finish 2nd overall, and Joshua came 3rd with 2.55m.


In Year 4, Finn won the vortex with a massive throw of 30.20m. Joseph won the 60m sprint, with Arthur 3rd and Finn 4th overall. Joseph H won again over 400m, Harry was 2nd and Joseph G finished 5th overall. Harry jumped 2.90m to finish 2nd in the long jump, with Joseph H in 3rd place.


Just two more after-school athletics clubs until Sports Day. Come along on Mondays and practise your events.



Sally Luxton

Head of PE