On Thursday 9th June our Year 5 and 6 cricket team went to play in the Bexley Mixed Kwik Cricket qualifying rounds at Hurstmere.
After a team talk with Mr McCabe the first team started their first match against Hurst. The children communicated well with each other but did struggle to gain their runs. Unfortunately, West Lodge lost this match against Hurst.
We then played our second match against Dulverton. After discussing tactics and any issues that arose in the first game the children worked much better both with their fielding and with their batting. West Lodge won this game.
In high spirits West Lodge were ready to play their final match against Barrington. The children gave everything in this game, with some lovely fours scored and very accurate fielding and catching. West Lodge won this game.
After all three matches were played West Lodge then found out they came second overall in the qualifying rounds and were therefore through to the District Finals next week.
Thank you to Mr Hankin for driving the minibus and to Mr McCabe and Miss Ayling for support the team. We look forward to the District Finals next week!
On Friday 10th June, high from our successful qualifying in the Bexley tournament the previous day, our Year 5 and 6 cricket team went to compete in the ISA London South Kwik Cricket tournament at Virgo Fidelis.
Despite it being a very sunny and hot day, the children were in high spirits and ready for the cricket matches ahead. Our first match was against Elmhurst. West Lodge drew to field first and produced some very good on target bowling. West Lodge played well but Elmhurst were the stronger team who won 264 runs to203.
West Lodge then played Virgo Fidelis B team. We batted first and were taking a lot more risks to run if we hit the ball. We also scored some good 4s and even some 6s! It was then our turn to bowl which was accurate, on target and very rarely wide or a no ball! The team fielded well, catching some of the other team out, and West Lodge won 260 runs to 206.
We then found out our final match was for us to place third overall. We were up against Oakfield B team. Despite already playing 2 matches the team were still as energetic as they were at the start and drew to field first. Again, West Lodge proved their skill with some quick bowling but Oakfield did still manage to hit a lot of 4s and 6s. West Lodge were then up to bat, and quickly matched the amount of 4s and 6s hit. In the last over it could very much go either way. West Lodge kept calm and produced some accurate hits and good calling, and we won 280 runs to 272, a very close match.
West Lodge therefore came third overall in the tournament. The teams played wonderfully and enjoyed their day. Thank you to Miss Ayling for accompanying the team and to Mr Pring for driving the minibus and also supporting the team.