Over the last week I have had many teams out of school competing in the county cup (which we have progressed to the next round in every year group!). I thought I would share some things with you and it could be good talking points to have with the students. I have also attached a few pictures that you might like to see as well.
Hetton Under 13’s v Easington Under 13’s at Eppleton
Hetton batted first and scored 134/0 from twenty overs. Jake Pratt got his first ever 100 (he actually got 103) and made the local paper which is attached. In reply, Easington batted and scored 120/6 from 20 overs. Jack Scott was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3 wickets for 22 runs. A special mention must go to Joseph Holmes as he was magnificent behind the stumps.
Hetton Under 15’s v Ingleby Manor
Hetton batted first and Callan Salkeld made a good start with the bat, scoring 38 before being caught on the boundary. Oliver Watt also played his part with the bat scoring 35 runs. All in we score 192/6 from 20 overs. This is the highest score any of my teams have ever made! Ingleby came into bat and it was clear to see they were going to be no match for our bowlers. Their top scorer got 14, with Miles Birbeck and Oliver Watt taking out their better batsmen. We then passed the ball around the field to give everyone a bowl and Mason Oliver took 2 wickets as well. They were all out for 39.
Hetton Under 14’s v Egglescliffe
On an astro turf wicket and long grass in the outfield, Hetton batted first and got 118 all out. Despite having a broken hand, Logan Barton top scored with 64. Egglescliffe’s reply was very good and in the last over they needed 7 runs from 6 balls to win. Oliver Watt stepped up to the job but they got a run a ball for the first 5, meaning 2 runs needs to win from the last ball. Oliver had others ideas and comprehensively smashed their batsman’s middle stump, mean we won the game by 1 run!
Hetton Under 12’s v Whitburn
Another game where we won the toss and batted first, we scored 118/2 from 20 overs (this is a very good score for year 7 kids). Daniel Walker got his first ever ‘50’ and carried his wicket the entire innings and finished on 61 – he is over the moon! Whitburn’s reply was not very strong. James Fish opened the bowling and took their openers wicket with the 3rd ball, he finished with 3 wickets for 10 runs from 4 overs. Ty Wilkinson had bowling figures of 2/11. We passed the ball around so we could see what the team is capable of as this was our first game. Whitburn’s top scorer was ‘wide’, meaning a little bit more bowling practice is needed. All in all, they only got 79 runs.
Finally for cricket, on the 3rd July our Under 15’s will be travelling to Kendal for the day, representing County Durham in the National T20 cup. By reaching this stage, it puts us in the top 16 school teams in the country (this include private schools!).
Last but not least, our year 9/10 football team were rewarded with their efforts of reaching the cup final by going to watch Sunderland v Middlesbrough under 15’s, and game Cain Sykes was playing in. SAFC won 4-1 – the first time I have seen a victory at the SoL in ages!