Boy's Year 6 Cricket County Finals
3rd July 2017
Boy’s Year 6 cricket County Finals
Having qualified through the West Oxfordshire tournament a few weeks before, our boys headed off to Kidlington to compete with the best from around the county on a scorcher of a day.
On arrival we were greeted with some freshly cut batting strips ready for the lads to plunder some runs on. Our group consisted of a team from Thomas Reade, Windmill and ourselves where upon we would play each other twice.
Having been put into bowl against Thomas Reade in the first game some tight bowling and three excellent catches, two from Joe and one from Jacob restricted Thomas Reade to a below par 237. Taking the confidence from the bowling, The Batt then took the attack to the opposition and some huge sixes from Tom (against his namesake) and Ethan in typically belligerent fashion took the game far beyond the oppositions reach, totalling 270.
The second game against Windmill was a bit of a mismatch with The Batt taking wickets and regular intervals to ensure a total of just 203 was easily achievable. The batting in this match became even better and with Joe smashing four consecutive sixes, the winning margin was over 100 runs with a total of 310.
Facing a Thomas Reade side in the third game that had also just beaten Windmill school, The Batt suffered from a few tired limbs and managed to hold out, gifting a few catches to some grateful Thomas Reade fielders and with a total of only 216, which was never enough, as Thomas Reade managed a total of 257.
The Batt bounced back in their final group game even though Windmill managed to get a to a respectable 244 this time round, again some forceful batting meant The Batt finished on 277. 3 out of 4 games won!Unfortunately with time pressing on, even though we had qualified for a semi-final it was decided that only the two teams from the four groups with the best results could play in the final. The Batt ended up as joint third place in their first cricket county final for some time. Huge congratulations to all involved in a great campaign.