Kent Cricket Finals July 2018
On Wednesday 11th July the Cricket A team went to play in the County Finals at Canterbury. We had a quick warm up before playing our first match, which was against Wincheap; we won by 15 runs. Our second match was even closer, but we won by 1 run. Ben bowled a great ball and Ollie caught it on the last ball. Thankfully we didn't have to play one of other teams in our group, because they didn't turn up, giving us an automatic win, so we had won all three of our games. We were through to the knockout stages. We won the knockout stages and avoided elimination, as we won by the largest margin of runs. We were through to the semi-final play off. We came out victorious in the semis and won comfortably. In the final we lost wickets early as most of their team played for Kent U11's and we only had Ben who plays for Kent. They were now comfortably winning as tactic was to play defensive until the end of the game, as they were batting second. Somehow, they still conceded 4 wickets in a tight game, as well as a low scoring one. In the end they won by 7 runs and we finished runners-up in Kent. Thank you to Mrs Simkins for driving and supporting us and to Mr Hodges for coaching and supporting us. We all had a great time.
Mr Hodges reported the team had been 'amazingly sporting' in all their games and had been congratulated on this by other spectators. It was a great achievement to reach the finals and to finish runners-up was amazing.
Team: Harry, Ben, Raghav, Ollie, Lenny, Danyal, Polly & Olive.
Report by: Ben, Lenny, Ollie, Raghav, Harry & Danyal.