2015/2016 match reports

Cricket Festival Final (19/07/2016)
On Tuesday 19th July, 10 children were selected to go to the Cricket Festival Finals at Edgbaston which were played on the main pitch there! Fortunately for us, we won our first, second and fourth match but unfortunately we lost our third match by one run! Even though we didn’t get in the overall final, we played in the 3rd and 4th play-offs. We won that match by 12 runs meaning we finished 3rd! GO MONTY! My, what a day! written by Faizan.

It was a great day out and one we will never forget as the weather was stunning and it was a real treat to be able to step foot and play where Warwickshire and England Cricket Teams both regularly turn out! Well done Sala, Yusuf, Samuel, Ishraqul, Adam, Faizan, Asad, Zumer, Imaan and Amina, you were all fantastic.

School Games days (11/07/2016, 12/07/2016 & 14/07/2016)

We rounded off our year with the annual Sports Days for all our year groups. On Monday morning Year 1 and Year 2 were the first to take part in theirs and the took part in long jump, triple jump, target throwing, javelin, hurdle races, sprint races and balance races! The children rotated around all the stations and thoroughly enjoyed being introduced to events such as long and triple jump in a non-competitive environment and plenty of parents turned out to see their child in action! 

On Monday afternoon it was the turn of Years 5 and 6 to participate in their Sports Day. It was very competitive throughout as unlike the Year 1 and 2 events, we were recording scores from each class with the older children. They took part in long jump, triple jump, speed bounce, javelin, shot putt, a hurdles race and a sprint race. There were some great scores posted on speed bounce especially but unfortunately due to time restrictions not all classes were able to compete in every event so we will finish all the events and hold the finals as well so watch this space for updates! 

It was Receptions turn on Tuesday morning to have a go at the various events but very sadly, the Great British weather hampered their time as it began raining about two-thirds of the way through. Before the rain came however, all the children competed brilliantly and the sprint and hurdle races saw some surprise winners! The reception classes were great, they performed like seasoned professionals but it was a real shame that their competitions were cut short. 

The final day of School Games was on Thursday when Year 3 and Year 4 took to the stage. A huge crowd of parents came to watch and it created a fantastic buzz and atmosphere with the children as they rotated through the different stations of long jump, team triple jump, javelin, shot putt, hurdles races and a sprint race. Similarly to the year 5 and 6 sports day, the competition was friendly but fierce throughout and we got a multitude of winners over the different events! The week culminated in a parents/spectators race that was hard fought but narrowly won by Rowan’s (Year 3) sister! 

Over the course of the week, we enlisted the help of numerous year 5 and year 6 children who were quickly trained up on separate stations and sports and delivered them to the younger children expertly to make sure everything ran smoothly. A huge thank you goes to these boys and girls as we could not have done it without you! We would also like to say thank you to every single spectator who turned out to watch their son/daughter/grandchild/nephew/niece/friend as you helped spur the children on and try even harder!

School Games Final - Tennis (26/06/2016)

After winning the local tennis tournament against schools from the Small Heath Partnership back in April, Rezwana, Farihah, Ishraqul, Husnain and Saqib took part in the regional finals in Cannon Hill Park on Friday 24th June. All 5 children played brilliantly and finished in 5th place out of 11 schools from various other partnerships around Birmingham on the day! Well done everyone.

Handball Tournament (21/06/2016)

We took three teams to a Handball tournament which was the last competition of the year! Each team played 3 matches each but unfortunately couldn't do enough to qualify for the knockout round despite playing really well! Everyone had a great time and Hassan, Humera, Mohammed, Iqra, Aneesah and Areeb were all awarded the "Self-Belief" badge! Well done Rabia, Rezwana, Ayesha, Farihah, Aneesah, Areeb, Sulaiman, Samir, Humera, Iqra, Junayd, Hassan, Husnain, Mohammed and Ibrahim!

Year 3/4 Cricket Final (13/06/2016)

Our Year 3/4 cricket team also qualified for the final of the cricket tournament a couple of months ago ans this was their chance to win the gold medal! We started with a game against Oasis Hobmoor and it was very very close despite Samuel and Ibrahim both taking wickets during our bowling session. When we batted, Mohammed Ibrahim, Yasmin and Nafis were all excellent and all hit boundaries to give us a high score. The score was high enough for victory and we progressed to the gold medal match against the Rosary. They elected to bat first and they did so well, hitting several 6's and a handful of 4's giving us a difficult chase. We started batting well though, Yasmin again managed to hit two 4's, as did Samuel but infortunately we didn't quite get enough runs to catch the Rosary but we still won the silver medal! Yasmin was awarded the "Teamwork" badge for her hard work and Anisa was given the "Determination" badge for never giving up!

Year 5 Cricket Final (13/06/2016)

After qualifying for the cricket final a couple of months back, our year 5 team played the final on Monday 13th June. Our first match was against Adderley who won the toss and decided to bat first. Our bowling was to a high standard but their batters were in great form and we were only able to take 2 wickets in their innings. Our batting innings didn't get off to a great start as we lost 4 wickets in the first 2 overs but we battled on and some great batting from Anisa, Samir and Yusuf clawed us back into the game but unfortunately it wasn't enough and Adderley ran out winners meaning we were to play in the Bronze medal match. We faced Yorkmead School and this time we won the toss and elected to bowl first. Our bowling was much stronger and Yusuf, Samir and Faizan all managed to take good wickets to keep their score down. We batted well but it was very close going into the final over but Salahuddin put in an excellent display to hit three 6's and two 4's to put us in a winning position and claim 3rd place and the bronze medals! To add to that, Yusuf won the "Determination" award and Salahuddin won the "Teamwork" award!

Tag-Rugby Tournament (07/06/2016)

We selected a tag-rugby team to participate in a tournament and our team were excellent throughout! In our first game against the hosts Oasis Hobmoor, Al Munawar stole the show and scored all 6 of our tries as we ran out 6-2 winners! Our second match was a tough encounter against Regents Park and after Al Munawar scored again we were level at 1-1 at half time. After the break, Ishraqul bagged the team 2 tries and we defended magnificently and won 3-1! Our third game against Parkfield was an end to end match with plenty of chances and close-calls but Parkfield got the better of us and won 4-2 despite Rezwana touching down for us and Al Munawar yet again! After that match we played the eventual winners, St Bernadettes. It was a thriller of a game with both teams in all out attack mode which resulted in the final score being 10-7 to our opponents! Al Munawar scored a hat-trick this time around and Rezwana added 4 tries of her own! Our final match against Wyndcliffe was another high scoring encounter but thankfully this time we were on the right end of the scoreline! Ishraqul scored twice for us, Rezwana scored another hat-trick and unsurprisingly Al Munawar also scored a hat-trick, taking his tally for the afternoon to a somewhat silly 14 tries! To add to the bronze medals the team won, Rezwana also won the "Teamwork" badge!

Year 5 Cricket Competition (17/05/2016)

Our Year 5 Cricket team were entered into a competition at Kings Heath Cricket Club and in their first match against Harborne School they lost the toss and were made to field first. A strong all-round bowling performance from our side ensured that Harborne weren't able to score many runs which gave us a great opportunity to win. After losing a couple of early wickets though, the pressure was on us to improve our batting and Adam certainly did that by hitting two 4's in one over! Ishraqul and Salahuddin finished very strongly for us and we managed to win the game by 23 runs eventually! Our second match was incredibly tough against a well practiced Monkspath team. Again, we lost the toss and were made to field first and after a slow start from our opposition, they picked up the pace and hit several boundaries to increase their score significantly. Ishraqul and Zumer were able to take a wicket each but Monkspath finished their innings with a very good score of 261. When we batted, we managed to not lose many wickets but because Monkspath bowled so well we were also unable to score many runs. In the final over, Sala was playing very selflessly by trying to hit as many boundaries as possible, leaving himself open to be bowled (which he was once!) but unfortunately we fell short and scored 231 which was a great score but Monkspath did enough to claim the victory. Our last group game against Wilkes Green started differently as we won the toss and chose to bat first. We started very quickly with Faizan, Yusuf and Asad all hitting boundaries but Sala really impressed with the bat again and scored six 6s in one over! We managed to score 326 runs which made it very difficult for Wilkes Green to catch us! Some great bowling again helped keep their score down although Wilkes Green did hit a few boundaries as our concentration slipped. They replied with 233 meaning we won the match and finished in our group in 2nd place! We qualifield for the 5th place play-off and faced Highfield who chose to field first. We batted well scoring lots of runs through our middle order and finished on a very good score of 266. Our fielding was excellent all round with everyone being alert and stopping boundaries, Samir even managed to catch 3 batters out! Highfield scored 212 runs so we won the match and finished in 5th place!

Year 5/6 Athletics competition (03/05/2016)

After the Year 3 and 4 Athletics team impressed in the morning, the pressure was on the Year 5 and 6 team to perform well! They got off to a great start with Rezwana winning her sprint race and Ishraqul throwing a couple of great javelins. The tone was set for the rest of the afternoon as Husnain narrowly missed out on 1st place in the 400m run but still finished an excellent 2nd and Qasim and Esa showed their strength on the standing long jump. Farihah also posted a great score on the javelin and after all the scores were collated, our team finished in 2nd place! The children all received a silver medal to recognise their amazing achievement! Well done Amina, Sidrah, Rezwana, Farihah, Ishraqul, Qasim, Husnain and Esa.

Year 3/4 Athletics Competition (03/05/2016)

On the morning of 3rd May our Year 3 and 4 Athletics team took part in a competition where each team member participated in standing long jump, javelin, 400m race and a 50m sprint race. We were against some very tough schools but that didn't stop Aneesa from recording the highest standing long jump score of the day! Yasmin did brilliantly to win her 50m sprint and come in 2nd place in the 400m run, with Rehan also winning his sprint race. Haroon scored highly on the javelin and when all the scores from the various events were added up our team finished in 5th place overall which is amazing as it was the children's first time competing in an Athletics competition! Great effort Nadia, Aneesa, Yasmin, Umyma, Haroon, Samir, Rehan and Ahdam!

Year 5/6 Tennis Tournament (26/04/2016)

We entered 3 teams of 4 children into the Tennis tournament that took place at Billesley tennis centre and after being introduced to the rules and the young leaders the games started and came thick and fast. It was clear that everyone was trying so hard and enjoying themselves and our team played well enough to win the majority of their games with Saqib winning 100% of his! Our "Team 1" finished in first place and bagged themselves a gold medal each, a trophy and qualified for the level 3 school games final which will take place in a few weeks!

Year 5 Cricket Tournament (14/04/2016)

Similarly to the Year 3/4 tournament which took place in the morning, We took a team of 9 Year 5 children to participate in a tournament at Oasis Academy Hobmoor in the afternoon. We started straight away with our first match against Marlborough School and we won the toss and elected to field first. Yusuf started off the bowling and set the standard as he took 2 wickets in 1 over! We bowled really well throughout the innings even though Marlborough hit a couple of fantastic boundaries to boost their score. We also batted superbly with Zulkifl and Roheel getting us off to great start and Salahuddin ended the innings strongly to ensure our first match ended in victory! Next, we played against Al-Furqan who chose to field first, putting the pressure on us to post a high score. They bowled well but despite claiming a few quick wickets, we rallied back and Iqra put in a really composed over to score some quick runs with Faizan adding a lot to the total in his over. In their batting innings, Al-Furqan began really well hitting a few boundaries which took the wind out of our sails, they even got a boundary after the ball bounced up and hit their player in the head! It zipped in the opposite direction and fooled Ishraqul who was wicket keeper! The scores ended very closely but thankfully we had done enough to win again which meant we topped our group and were through to the knockout stages! In the knockout stages we were drawn against Al Fuqan again and we chose to make them bat first this time around. Rezwana and Farihah claimed a good wicket each and Faizan took an acrobatic catch to make sure we kept their score down. When we batted we showed great composure scoring runs at the right time and Salahuddin hit a couple of big boundaries to make sure we won once again and qualify for the local finals which will take place later in the year!

Year 3/4 Cricket Tournament (14/04/2016)

We took a team of 9 Year 3/4 children to participate in a tournament at Oasis Academy Hobmoor. Our first game was against Wyndcliffe and we were put into bat first. Every player contributed and gave us a great score to try to defend which we did very well thanks to some inspired bowling by Samuel and Adam! We ran out clear winners in the end which was a great confidence boost. In our second game against Oasis Hobmoor we won the toss and chose to field first and we did so well to keep their score down, with Ahdam taking a great catch in the final over! When we batted, Anisa, Ibrahim and Samir were giving it their all and scoring us plenty of runs to ensure we won again! In our third and final match against Starbank we were once again put in to bat first and Leyla, Adam and Samuel got us off to a flying start. We lost a few wickets in the middle but Samir, Ibrahim and Ibrahim really steadied the ship and got some more runs on the board for us which were crucial. Thanks to those runs, we won yet again meaning we had won all of our matches and qualified for the Regional finals which will take place later on in the year!

Sport Relief Fundraising!

Why are we fundraising? What is Sport Relief? Who does it help?

First of all we are fundraising to help the children in need and the poor. Sport relief is an arrangement of sporting activities which are played to help raise money to help the needy.

Monday – Dizzy dummy penalties
On the first day we played a game called dizzy dummy penalties which you had to spin around a hockey stick or bat to make yourself dizzy and then shoot to try to score a goal against the keeper. It was £1 for 3 shots, 50p for 1 shot. It was also a very funny time.

Tuesday – Marathon
On Tuesday we were on the field doing marathons. Some people did a lot of laps, some didn’t, it was £1 to see how many laps you could do in 5 minutes.

Tuesday – Blind folded shootout
Also on Tuesday, we played blind folded shootout which you had to score a goal against the blindfolded goalkeeper who was Mr Bailey. £1 for 3 shots, 50p for 1 shot. It was funny because Mr Bailey kept falling down!

Written by Ishraqul, Year 5

On Wednesday we had splash challenge. Translated from sport to English basically we had to throw a balloon from a distance apart. A lot of people got wet (I bet their parents must have been complaining).On the happy side we raised over £35!!!!!!

Thursday: Balloon kick up challenge
I know most people thought the idea was bad but how they were wrong. In the MUGA, people (Mostly boys) No offence girls tried to do kick­ups with a balloon. Really it was my Idea. c:

Friday: Teachers.vs.Pupil football match
Now this was the best event in the week and also the last. Children got into groups of 7 and played against 4 teachers. Some great goals but in the end the teachers won. The teacher’s line­up:
  • Mr Prince
  • Mr Craythorne
  • Miss Putt
  • Miss Smith
  • Mr Bailey

We raised all together........................................................


We will donate the money to people who are less fortunate than us for example Champa and her brother who do labour, collecting cans, all to earn money and survive.

By Ahsan, Year 6

Tri-Golf Tournament (22/03/2016)

After putting our newly assembled golf team through some extra training, we took part in a Tri-Golf tournament at Hatchford Brook Golf Course. We took 2 teams, a Year 3/4 team and a Year 5/6 who took part in several different activities each. The activities were set out and our teams had 5 minutes to score as many points as they could by chipping the ball into zones, over obstacles or as far as they could or they used their putters to direct the ball into zones and onto targets. They rotated around 8 different stations and it was a fast and furious few minutes on each one as they rushed to score as many points as possible in that time. The results were very tight in both competitions and our Year 3/4 team finished 6th in their tournament but the Year 5/6 team finished 3rd, narrowly missing out on the silver medal positions. To boot, Al Mujahid, Humaira, Adan and Amira were all awarded with the "Self-Belief" badge as they showed great determination and belief in their ability throughout the day which really encapsulated our "Never give up value"! Well done everyone!

Mike Scott Trophy (14/03/2016)

We were invited to take part in a football competition on Monday 14th March at Hobmoor School. We took a team with 7 boys and 2 girls in to compete and as it was their first time playing together they did really well. The first match was a tight encounter with St. Bernadettes who scored early on and defended well. Eesa hit a great long-range freekick which rattled the crossbar but unfortunately that was as close as we came to equalising so we ended up losing 1-0. Our second match was equally as tight, we faced Bordesley Village who again scored early and were pushing hard to find another goal but some resilient defending from Hamza and Rezwana meant the score remained 1-0. Yet again in our third game we narrowly lost by a single goal to St. Bernadettes despite Kamran pulling off some wonder saves in goal and our forwards creating a lot more chances for ourselves but that first goal eluded us! In our final game however, we really upped the ante and were flying. We had several great opportunities to score, we hit the post, their keeper made some fantastic saves and we missed a few good chances but finally Nafees headed home Eesa's corner to give us a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately though, Bordesley Village struck back after a scramble in the box from a corner and then in the dying seconds were awarded a contentious penalty and although Kamran saved it, the rebound fell nicely to the taker who was able to have a second bite at the cherry and lash the ball home to condemn us to another single goal defeat. We played really well throughout the tournament and certainly deserved more from it but we had a great time and it was a really good opportunity for us to get used to competitions outside of school.

Tournament Against Bordesley Green (07/03/2016)

We hosted a football tournament with Bordesley Green School attending. Both us and them had an A, B and C team meaning there were plenty of fixtures for each team throughout as the competition was done in a round-robin group format meaning every team played against each of the other sides with the 2 teams finishing top of the group going on to play a final. The majority of matches were very closely fought and the league table was tight all the way through the tournament but Bordesley "A" and Monty "A" ended in the top 2 positions meaning they played the final against one another. The final was a tense game that drew a large crowd of both children and parents and at the full-time whistle it was 1-1 meaning we had a penalty shoot-out to decide the victor. Despite some heroics from both goalkeepers to save penalties, Bordesley "A" won the shoot-out and the tournament overall so our congratulations go to them!

Aston Villa South Birmingham Cup (07/03/2016)

We were entered into another cup competition at Aston Villa and after a slow start and losing our first 2 group games we stepped up our performances and won our next 2 games quite comfortably with Anish and Eesaa both bagging goals which gave us a great chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. We narrowly lost our 5th game which meant our 6th and final group game against our close friends, and rivals for the day, Percy Shurmer, was a winner takes all clash with the victors heading into the semi-finals. Percy went 1-0 up after some confusion in the Monty defence but our players showed great spirit and roared back to win 2-1 thanks to really well taken goals from Anish which meant we were safely into the semi-finals! After a quick lunch break we were ready to go but unfortunately were outclassed by our opponents and were knocked out just one game shy of the final.

Multi-Sports Festival (01/03/2016)

On Monday 4th March we were invited to attend a multi-sports festival at Billesley Tennis Centre. In the morning we took 2 of our Year 1 classes and they had a great time participating in Bean Bag Target Throw, Bounce, Slalom, Throw and Catch, Hoops and Bean Bags, Basketball relay, Kwik Cricket, Over and Under, the Obstacle and a Basketball Relay. We moved around from one activity to the next posting the best scores we possibly could and all the children had a fantastic time and we finished 7th overall! In the afternoon, we brought all of the Year 2 classes to take part as well and again they had a go at every event and did really well. We are still waiting for the results so watch this space!

Aston Villa North Birmingham Cup Qualifiers! (29/02/2016)

Our team of Izhaan, Eesaa, Noshab, Shahzeb, Mansur, Azhar, Ibraheem and Mustafa all played brilliantly in the cup competition at Aston Villa and won 2 and drew 2 of their games meaning they qualified for the semi-finals! In our first game Shahzeb was on fire and scored 2 goals early in the game and then his brother Noshab completed the scoring with a close range finish and the game finished 3-0. Our second game was a very close encounter but again Shahzeb put in a top performance and slotted the ball into the bottom corner after a good run and that proved to be the only goal of the game. Our next 2 games were incredibly tough and we drew them both 0-0 after some strong defending from the likes of Mansur, Izhaan and Eesaa! The results meant we finished 2nd in our group and qualified for the semi-finals of the cup!

Sports Hall Athletics Regional Final (09/02/2016)

By finishing 4th in the Sports Hall Athletics in January we qualified for the regional finals so on Tuesday 9th February we took Hadeel, Mustafa, Habiba, Ibraheem, Azhar and Ubaid to the Futsal Centre in Birmingham to represent Monty. They took part in standing long jump, chest push, the high-steppers, javelin and speed bounce which were all great fun. Mustafa, Ubaid and Habiba got some of the highest scores on the day on the chest push, high-steppers and speed bounce events but despite all the children giving it their all we finished just outside the top 10 schools which was still a great achievement as a lot of schools had 10 or 12 children in their teams. Azhar was selected by the tournament organisers to win the "Determination" award because they were so impressed with how much effort he put into every event. Well done Azhar!  It was a brilliant day out and we even got to meet Alistair Patrick-Heselton who is a former professional footballer and who now works with the Great Britain Blind football team! The picture of us with him is just below!

Tennis Tournament (21/01/2016)

Today we participated in a Tennis Tournament at Billesley tennis centre. We took 4 children, Myesha, Rayman, Inaaya and Samir and they all played several matches each against a host of other schools. They all played so well after a week of intense training at school and won 9 matches between them! There were some really well practiced teams but we did incredibly well to finish in 5th place!

Aston Villa League Fixtures (19/01/2016)

Throughout the year we have been taking children to Aston Villa FC to participate in a football league against several other schools. This week, we combined our team with Percy Shurmer to create team "Mercy"! All the children had a great time and we played 5 matches, winning them all after some great teamwork made us very difficult to breakdown. Well done everyone!

Gymnastics Runners-Up! (14/01/2016)

We entered a Gymnastics tournament at Small Heath School where the children had to learn and perform a gymnastics routine and then vault onto and dismount from a box while being judged on balance, body shape and execution. After practicing our routine really hard for a couple of weeks at school and at home and we were ready for the Gymnastics tournament. Shuaib, Nafees, Usra, Selma, Hasnain and Aisha all did fantastically well and their hard work and rehearsing came off as they finished 2nd to win the Silver medal, narrowly missing out on 1st place!

Sportshall Athletics (13/01/2016)

We took a group of children to compete in an indoor Athletics tournament at Nechells Community centre. We participated, in Javelin, Speed Bounce, Standing Long Jump,  High Steps and Chest Push. After lunch, we also had several relay races, one which was an "Under and Over" race which required crawling under obstacles and jumping over different ones which was great fun. In the end, we finished 4th which was great so well done Izhaan, Habiba, Ibraheem, Hadeel, Ubaid, Azhar, Mustafa and Mansur!

Primary Panathlon (04/11/2015)

On Wednesday 4th November we were invited to take part in a Primary Panathlon competition at the Nechells Community Sports Centre. The Panathlon challenge is a national charity which provides sporting opportunities for over 7,500 young people each year. We competed in a huge variety of sports such as table cricket, parachute popcorn, boccia, new age kurling, polybat and football to name just a few, some of which we regularly play at school and others that we’ve never played before! We were playing against 8 other schools so there was a lot of competition but Izhaan, Habiba, Ibraheem, Hadeel, Ubaid, Azhar and Mansur did brilliantly throughout the day and we came in first place and bagged ourselves some fantastic medals and a trophy!        

Sainsbury’s School Games Final (10/07/2015)

Throughout the year we have been taking children to Sainsbury’s School Games events and by competing in and winning these fixtures our children qualified for the Sainsbury’s school games final which took place on Friday 10th July at King Edwards school in Birmingham. We participated in 3 events, boccia, new age kurling and cricket. The boccia and kurling took place inside the sports hall and there were a total of 7 teams taking part (including ourselves) and this meant we played 6 matches in each sport. We had Ibraheem and Dannish representing us in the kurling and the boys played really well and ended up winning 4 out of their 6 matches and only lost by 1 point in their other 2 matches which was a great effort. In the boccia, Habiba, Ubaiyd and Hadeel all played fantastically well and won 3 out their 6 matches, losing the other 3. Both teams placed 3rd on the day and bagged themselves a bronze medal so they all went home delighted!

In the cricket, our team of 8 got off to a great start by winning their first 2 group matches which meant they automatically qualified to the final! In the final, they came up against a really well organised team and unfortunately found themselves on the losing side having played superbly. This meant they took home a silver medal for their 2nd place finish which meant that all our children took home a medal on the day which really is something to be proud of as there were around 65 schools in attendance!

Year 6 Cricket Tournament Match Report (03/06/2015)

On Wednesday June 3rd we took a group of children to play in the Chance to Shine Kwik Cricket festival which was organised by the Warwickshire Cricket Board. 9 children attended and 8 children formed a team in each match. All of the children were given 1 over to bowl when fielding, and when batting they played in pairs for 2 overs to try to score runs for the team.

The boys started off by comfortably winning their first match of the afternoon against Four Oaks Primary School. They won the toss and chose to field first. Nahid and Ghulam were fantastic when they bowled as they each took a couple of wickets and Cameron made a brilliant catch while fielding to help keep Four Oaks score low. When it was our turn to bat, Ardal made several runs to push our score up and Ghulam again played really well as he hit 3 boundaries, taking us clear of the opposing team.

Our second match was against Stivichall Primary School who were a very well organised and much practiced side. Again we won the toss and decided to field first. Haashim did well when he bowled and was able to take a wicket, as was Cameron but Stivichall batted very well and scored a lot of runs. We didn’t play as well the first game when we batted but Ibrahim was able to hit a couple of boundaries which certainly helped the cause. We didn’t lose many wickets but we also didn’t score as many runs as we could have so Stivichall ended up deservedly winning the match.

Unfortunately we weren’t able to play any more matches due to running out of time but the boys all played really well and thoroughly enjoyed themselves after working extremely hard on their SATS the previous weeks.

Year 5 cricket Tournament Match Report (07/05/2015)

On Thursday 7th May we took a group of children to play in the Year 5 Kwik Cricket tournament which was at Oasis Academy Hobmoor. 9 children attended and 8 children formed a team in each match. All of the children were given 1 over to bowl when fielding, and when batting they played in pairs for 2 overs to try to score runs for the team.

Our first game was against Oasis Academy Hobmoor and we won the toss and decided to bat first with Ishraqul getting us off to great start by scoring plenty of runs in the first couple of overs. We played really well and managed to get through our batting overs with only conceding 2 wickets. When we bowled, we did even better and managed to take 5 wickets without conceding many runs at all due to some great fielding by Roheel and Ishan which meant we won our first match.

In our second match we faced Marlborough who were a good side. Again, we batted first and did really well with Sulaiman and Saad scoring a lot of runs in their 2 overs together which set us on our way. Some great bowling by Mohammed Ali slowed down Marlborough’s attack but unfortunately we narrowly lost to them.

In our final game we played against English Martyr’s. We batted first again but their strong bowling line up prevented us from scoring many runs despite Yusuf hitting 2 boundaries in his over. We bowled well, Ishan took a wicket as did Ishraqul but it wasn’t enough to stop English Martyr’s winning the match as well as the tournament. We finished 3rd overall but were so close to coming 2nd! Well played everyone.