Colts B Pairs Cricket v Bilton

On Wednesday (13th May) the Colts B team played Bilton Grange B team on the Astro pitch at Great Glen. In pleasant conditions our boys produced a sound performance and they outplayed the inexperienced Bilton boys. 

Our captain, James B, won the toss and we chose to bowl.  All our players bowled at least an over and the level of accuracy was mixed.  Hugo F was the most consistent and he took four wickets. Tom W, Will McE and George H took two wickets each, and Will M took one.  However, a lot of wides were bowled, which cost us two runs each, so this is on area to work on.

Some good fielding gave us some catches and run outs and with each wicket taking five runs off Bilton’s total, we held them to just 238 runs.

From very early on in our innings we got ahead of the required rate. This meant we were comfortable winners, with a final total of 306 runs. The best batting came from Will M, Will McE, James B, Max W, Matthew W and Kian D.

The ‘Man of the Match’ award went to Hugo for his accurate bowling.  

 

Colts B XI Cricket v Witham Hall School – Wednesday 18th June

Team: Oliver H, Henry V, Harry B, Edward B, Kian B, Kai W, Tom B, Oliver M, Patrick B, Hugo F, Henry W

Witham batted first but struggled to cope with some accurate Stoneygate bowling. Tom B and Edward B both took three wickets and Harry B took two. Witham scored 103 for eight wickets in their 20 overs.

Stoneygate batted positively and a fine stand of 40 runs between Oliver H (23) and Tom B (12) set them on the road to victory. Patrick B (10) and Oliver M (5) saw them home to 104 for 8 with two overs to spare.

An excellent win for the Colts B – well played all!

MH

YEAR 4 CRICKET

 

The Year 4 cricket teams have been in action recently.

Firstly on Tuesday 6th May ten Year 4s travelled to Maidwell Hall on a fantastic day for cricket. The team was: Will M (Captain), Tom M, Will McE, George A, George B, George H, James B, Daniel R, Max W and Kian D.

Batting first, Stoneygate made 347 runs off their 20 overs (they start on 200). This was a large total and posed a difficult problem for the Maidwell Hall team. Good bowling and fielding prevented Maidwell Hall from really getting close to the Stoneygate score and the school won by 27 runs.

Best bowler was George H, Best Fielder was Kian D, Best Batsmen went to Tom M and Will McE. Man of the Match was George H.

SCORE AND RESULT

STONEYGATE 347, MAIDWELL HALL 320

STONEYGATE WON BY 27 RUNS

Our second match came against Leicester Grammar School on Tuesday 20th May.

Stoneygate took two 8-a-side teams to play against our local rivals.

In the first match our team players were: Will M (Captain), Kian D, Max W, George A, George H, George B, Tom M and Will McE. The match was an 8 over pairs contest where everyone batted and bowled. Stoneygate managed to score 137 runs (starting on 100). This was slightly disappointing as the team gave their wickets away far too easily costing them an extra 25 runs. Despite bowling well and fielding exceptionally well the small target was always achievable and LGS managed to get home by 1 run scoring 138 and blocking the last over for victory. Not playing across the straight ball should help towards an improved score next time.

Best Bowler was Will McE, Best fielder, batsman and Man of the Match was Will M.

SCORE AND RESULT

STONEYGATE 137, LGS 138

STONEYGATE LOST BY 1 RUN

In our second match the scores were much further apart. Our team of Declan M (Captain), James B, Daniel R, Lucas H, Edward B, Max H, George C and Alex M Bowled well and all players bowled overarm. It was this factor that made the difference in the match as the opposition bowled underarm apart form 2 players making it difficult to hit the ball. For our part we made too many errors in batting especially running when the ball had been hit to a fielder. Better running between the wickets next time should see an improvement.

SCORE AND RESULT

STONEYGATE 113, LGS 141

STONEYGATE LOST BY 28 RUNS

Our next match is Thursday 22nd May against Fairfield at home. Hopefully the weather will hold as the Year 4 boys have already lost a fixture due to the vagaries of our summer climate!

Thanks you to all the parents who came to lend their support to the boys.

Mr Jelly