West Lodge's A Team can be very pleased with a very professional but close win against Royal Russell yesterday afternoon.
West Lodge bowled first and did really well to keep Royal Russell's score to a total they knew they should be able to beat.
Everyone bowled and fielded very well but we need to mention Johvan, who bowled out two batsmen in a row, losing our opponents 10 runs and George, who calmly ran out another, Walton almost running out another, too.
The good fielding made the job easier for our batsmen, who were given a good start by Jack and Ionut, followed by Lucas and Walton. Walton hit two sixes but he and Lucas, followed by Johvan and Billy then concentrated on not getting out, leaving George and Jascha to score 8 off 12 balls to win. Jascha hit a lovely 4 and with a couple of scrambled singles and a wide, they saw us home.
Billy captained his team really well in a good start to our matches against other schools.
Well done, everyone!
On Thursday 12th May West Lodge B team (consisting of Years 4 and 5 pupils) played Royal Russell’s 10B team at Sidcup Rugby Club.
West Lodge batted first and scored an impressive 174 runs. Louie and Ben both managed to score a few 4s between them and every pair who batted weren’t caught out and managed to score some runs.
West Lodge then began fielding and displayed excellent bowling, rarely off target. Ben managed to bowl out Royal Russell by hitting the wicket on his first bowl! Isaac also showed some impressive dives for the ball, almost catching someone out.
Unfortunately Royal Russell’s batting was strong and they scored 185 runs. Both teams displayed great sportsmanship and produce some wonderful bowls and hits. Credit goes to the Year 4 boys as they were up against the year above.
Thank you very much to Mr Sandys who kindly scored for us, having thought he was only going to be watching a game of cricket!