Week 29 Sports Report

10 May 2024

U8B2 Cricket v Gayhurst (Draw)

On a sunny Thursday afternoon away at Gayhurst, The Beacon captain won the toss and elected to bat first. The boys took advantage of a short leg side boundary, with Alfred B and Neo D hitting some wonderful pull shots for four to get the scoreboard ticking over. Stand out batting from Isaac B, Phoenix F and Luca H, all with quick running between the wickets and excellent communication took the total run count up to 63.

All the boys bowled well and with an early low scoring over from Charlie M-S, the Gayhurst batsmen were under pressure. Some excellent wickets were taken by Matthew B who hit middle stump with a superb ball, and Alex R who took two stumpings behind the wickets, all down to his quick thinking. The moment of the match came from a delivery by Lucas M who teed the batsman up to clip the ball high in to the air, only to be caught by the knee sliding Hamish M who ran in off the boundary to take the catch. Gayhurst battled on and ended up scoring 63 runs as well. A draw!

Reported by Mr Stansfield 

Beechwood (Away) Under 11 C Team Cricket Match 

On Wednesday afternoon, the U11 Cs opened their cricket season away against Beechwood Park School, who opened the batting. Our bowling was, on occasion, accurate and consistent but unfortunately throughout the innings our extras exceeded our dot balls. Looking at the figures afterwards, our best bowlers were Alex C, Theo H and Edward G. In the field, the boys did very well, and two super catches were taken by Lithum A and Armann K.

And so we went in bat, chasing a total of 112 runs. We had three batsmen get into double figures (Nikolay A with 10, Armann K with 12 and Theo H with 18 which consisted of three 4’s and a 6). Unfortunately, we fell 30 runs short of the total required but got some valuable time out in the middle.

Well done, boys.

Reported by Mr Powell

Merchant Taylors’ Athletics Competition

A massive congratulations to Barney G (Year 6) who broke the school year 6 high jump record at the Merchant Taylors’ athletics competition  with a jump of 1 metre 40 cm. This is an outstanding effort as he has managed to break a long standing school record.

Reported by Mr Winter  

U8A Cricket Vs Gayhurst 

The sun was shining for the first cricket match of the term for the U8A team against Gayhurst. The Beacon won the toss and decided to bowl. There was some accurate bowling on show from the off with a number of wickets taken and good attention in the field with our boys communicating well. With one ball remaining of the first innings, and the temperature soaring, the iPad I was using to score the match overheated and stopped working.

It was back to the old school, pen and paper to score for the second innings with The Beacon boys going in to bat. Some good calling and running between the wicket kept our score ticking over and it close going into the final over. With one ball remaining, the score was tied. A defensive shot was played but the batting pair went for the run anyway, an over throw from Gayhurst meant that the boys made it. To the umpires disbelief, they then decided to go for another run even though the match was won and luckily made it back into the crease because if they were run out, it would be a loss of minus 5 runs.

The score finished with Gayhurst on 268 runs and The Beacon with 270. Well done to all involved.

Reported by Mr. A. Walker

U13B vs BeechWood Park

The U13B team were up against Beechwood Park this Wednesday on a lovely sunny afternoon. The Beacon decided to bowl first and took three wickets early on leaving the visiting team with a score of 4 runs for 3 wickets. Beechwood Park then settled into a steady rhythm and kept the score board ticking over. The Beacon displayed some excellent bowling all afternoon, with a special shoutout to Alex T, who had already taken 3 wickets in the match had 3 balls remaining in his final over. The next ball he bowled, hit middle stump. His penultimate ball, LBW appeal… not out was given. His last ball, LBW appeal… out! A brilliant display of bowling earning him a Fifer (5 wickets taken).

86 was the target for The Beacon going in to bat. A similar story to the first innings where a couple of wickets fell early. Captain George G kept a steady head all afternoon and played some fantastic shots to rack up a total of 38 not out. With 9 balls remaining, The Beacon hit a 4 to win the match. A great afternoon of Cricket. Well done to all involved.

Reported by Mr. A. Walker