Year 4 finish 4th in county final!
Priory just miss out on top spot!
Match Report: Year 4 Kwik cricket county final. Wednesday 5th July 2017
Priory’s year 4 kwik cricket team put in a fantastic performance at Peterborough Town Cricket Club in the county final tournament.
Priory’s first game was against St. Johns with Ollie winning the toss and choosing to bat first. Priory had clearly learnt from the previous tournament where they lost lots of cheap wickets, and were now playing a much more sensible game. Some big 6 hitting from Ryan meant that Priory posted a very respectable score of 259-1 with Loui the only man out.
St. Johns began quickly with their opener hitting some big sixes in the first few overs. However, they were then pegged back by some fantastic bowling meaning that the scores were level heading into the final two overs. Unfortunately for Priory, some sloppy fielding, including four overthrows meant that despite Ollie’s final over going for just one run, they eventually lost the game by a single run conceding a score of 260-2.
In the second game, Priory faced Ashbeach. This time Priory decided to bowl first to give them a target to aim for with their batting. Again more fantastic bowling meant that Priory were able to reduce them to a score of 224-5. Priory went into bat confident of chasing the score down and they did with relative ease, finishing on 263-4 and securing a 39 run victory in the process.
When the final scores were rounded up it was revealed that Priory had achieved a very respectable 4th place overall. The boys performed fantastically over both tournaments and are already looking forward to next year’s event.
Priory: Cameron, Luca, Ryan, Alfie, Ollie, Loui, Jake, Matthew.
Year 5/6 Kwik cricket fun!
Priory A and B enjoy Eaton Socon tournament!
Match Report: Year 5/6 Kwik cricket tournament. Thursday 15th June 2017
Priory sent two year 5/6 teams to the kwik cricket tournament being held at Eaton Socon Cricket club. Unfortunately neither side was able to pick up a win whilst they were there, however they all enjoyed a good afternoon of cricket.
Priory A batted first in their opening match against Little Paxton and scored a respectable total of 220-6. They had been disappointed with losing some early wickets but rallied to enable them to into the Paxton innings with some runs on the board. A combination of solid bowling and excellent fielding meant that going into the final over Priory held a narrow lead. Unluckily for Priory, a huge last over from the Little Paxton batsman helped them to a final total of 240-5 giving them a comfortable victory in the end. Priory were buoyed by some super catches during the Little Paxton innings including a stunning diving catch from Alfie.
Priory A’s second and final game was against Winhills. This was a much tighter affair with Winhills batting first and posting a very challenging total of 261-3. Priory knew that this would be a difficult total to chase down, however they began brightly with Toby and JJ scoring plenty of runs. Alfie and Damian then waded in with some sixes of their own and all of a sudden Priory were right in the game. As it turned out Priory again fell just short, this time by a total of only 2 runs.
It was a similar story for Priory B in both of their games where they suffered defeat against Crosshall and Roundhouse. Despite the defeats the team remained in high spirits and spoke of some fantastic bowling and fielding including a super catch by Reece. The year 5 children will look forward to learning from this years experience and using it to their advantage ready for next years tournament.
Priory A: Kane, James, Fraser, JJ, Toby, Alfie, Damian, Thomas.
Priory B: Nathan, Max, Ewan, Josh, Jake, Reece, Owen, Rowan.
Kwik Cricket Festival - Thursday 11th June 2015
Brilliant Priory Qualify for County Final
Priory’s Y5/6 cricket team performed magnificently at the 2015 Cambridgeshire Schools’ Kwik Cricket tournament at Eaton Socon Cricket ground. In a huge event that involves hundreds of pupils across the region, Priory finished third overall, qualifying for the county final which takes place in Peterborough at the end of the month.
Priory, totalled more than 900 runs in their five matches against The Roundhouse, Spaldwick, Winhills, Bushmead and Barnabus Oley.
Great skills were shown by the Priory players, who all bowled their deliveries overarm and managed to hit ten mighty sixes during the afternoon. The children improved their fielding and batting skills throughout the tournament.
All of the children performed brilliantly and there were great strikes from Mikey, Ben, Pete, Callum and Charlie who hit a few sixes out of the ground!
PRIORY: Mikey, Charlie, Milly, Ben, Callum, Alfie, Pete, Nik, Cameron, David
Year 4 into County final!
Match Report: Year 4 Kwik cricket tournament. Tuesday 16th May 2017
Priory’s year 4 kwik cricket team won all four of their matches on their way to winning the tournament at Eaton Socon Cricket Club and booking their place in the county final.
Although they didn’t know it at the time, Priory played their toughest opponent first in the form of eventual runners up, Middlefield. Priory went it to bat first and scored a total of 227-3, helped by some super 6 hitting by Loui. Priory then backed up their reasonable total with some tight and accurate bowling, restricting Middlefield to 225-2 meaning that Priory won by 2 runs.
Next up for Priory was Roundhouse. Priory again batted first and were on the back foot early on after losing a couple of early wickets. However they recovered from this early setback to post a respectable 225-3. It was then down to the bowlers who rallied to take a total of 5 wickets. They were backed up by some excellent fielding including a stunning one handed catch by Alfie. Roundhouse eventually reached 194-5 giving Priory a comfortable victory.
Priory’s third game was against Crosshall. This time Priory found themselves bowling first and for the only time in the tournament they were unable to get themselves a wicket in the innings. Despite this, their excellent bowling also restricted the opposition from scoring too many runs, scoring an eventual 224-0. Priory were confident that they could achieve this total but were also wary of losing wickets, something which they had been doing on a regular basis. They batted sensibly, looking for gaps in the field and posted a winning total of 232-1 which included a huge 6 from Jake.
Priory went into the final game knowing that a win would win them the competition. They managed an excellent score of 238 despite losing 5 wickets! Once again the bowling came good as Winhills could only post a total of 224-3 giving Priory the victory.
The boys performed fantastically in what was, for many, their first experience of a cricket match. We look forward to seeing how they get on in the final!