Year 7 and 8 boys compete well in Hull Schools Cricket Cup!

[28 Feb 2011]

A combined Year 7 and 8 boys Cricket team competed well against three strong teams in the Hull Schools Cricket Cup. The experience will be of huge benefit for the boys as the Sirius team included 5 Year 7 boys were as the other teams were made up solely of Year 8 boys.

The first match saw Sirius up against Kelvin Hall, who won the toss and put Sirius into bat. The boys started well with Damien Wade hitting the first 6 of the competition. However a good bowling spell from Kelvin saw Sirius struggle to increase their score. A solid partnership from James Constable who scored an impressive 16 and Tom Spurgeon who scored 12 saw Sirius register a score of 68. Kelvin then went into bat with Chris Brown taking two quick wickets Sirius had high hopes, however Kelvin then batted well to see them pass Sirius’s score despite a wicket from Damien Wade and two fine late wickets from Cameron Furlong.

The second match pitted Sirius up against a very strong St Marys College team, who contained four County players. Put into field first the boys found wickets hard to come by however superb bowling from Damien Wade who bowled 12 balls and only conceded 2 runs. Wickets from the impressive Josh Tyler and one further from Furlong saw St Marys score a very high 112. Sirius began solidly but wickets soon began to fall however Constable ensured Sirius were put back on track with a score of 20. A resolute stand from Charlie Jackson saw Sirius go close but fall short by been bowled out for 92.

The final match against Malet Lambert still gave Sirius a chance to finish 2nd in the competition. Again choosing to field first some excellent bowling and individual skills gave Sirius a chance of victory. Two wickets from Jackson, one a superb caught and bowled effort, two wickets from Kenan Stephenson, a run out after a stunning long distance throw from Furlong and a final wicket from Wade which was ensured by the catch of the competition from Stephenson saw Malet post 106. However Sirius’s batting again started off unsure with Spurgeon and Joseph Wood offering resistance with a partnership of 24. Again a final stand from Harrison Shearsmith pushed Sirius to a final score of 88.