Sports Report - Year 8 Boys Cricket
The Year 8 Boys cricket season began with a fine victory over a good Blake team in cold and windy conditions. Having been asked to bat first L Birch (5) and M Hucker ran well between the wickets reaching 25 before L Birch was bowled. K Harris failed to trouble the scorers as he too was bowled. This brought together H Hambly and M Hucker who batted sensibly hitting the bad ball and seeing off the good visitors bowlers with ease. Chilton raced to 100 before H Hambly (18) was bowled out in the last over. A Date came in and ran well as Chilton finished on 103 for 3 from 15 overs, M Hucker finished on an impressive 27 not out.
In the field Blake's opening batters ran well against accurate Chilton bowling as H Hambly, L Birch and M Hucker all impressed. Z Kearle and J Neal slowed the scoring rate down with Z Kearle taking the vital wicket as both tied down the batsmen. Chilton ran out impressive 30 run winners as Blake limped to 73 for 2 as J Baker (Wicket keeper) ran out a Blake batter with a direct hit in the last over. The boys will look to build on this result in the chance to shine competition on Thursday.