St Anthony's School Hampstead

St Anthony's Girls School Hampstead

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St. Anthony's aims to provide high quality education in a caring, supportive and Catholic environment, infused by Christ's Gospel, in order that each of our pupils is able to develop fully as an individual, well-adjusted to the wider community.

1st XI Cricket vs Keble

We had had four long weeks full of hard work and training for our first match of the season. When we got to Keble, we did the dreaded toss to determine which side fields and bats first. Their captain flung a coin into the air and I called tails because it never fails - and it didn’t. I chose to field so we had an idea of what run rate we needed to achieve. Nathanael and Alex opened the bowling and immediately off Nathanael’s second ball, he almost got a wicket, but unfortunately the catch was dropped. Later in that same over, Nathanael got his wicket thanks to a catch from Milo! Alex came on to bowl and bowled well. He only gave away a couple of runs off his over. The next over Nathanael bagged another two wickets, which would have made that over a double wicket maiden if the last ball hadn’t gone for a run. Soon my turn had come to bowl and once I had, I only gave away a couple runs off four overs. Also well bowled to Julian and Milo, who almost got some wickets. At the end of their 20 overs’ batting, they finished on 65-3, with one of their openers getting a high individual total.

So the time had come for us to bat. Alex and I opened the batting with an ideal run rate of around 4 off every over in our head. But unfortunately I wanted to slog every ball and got out playing a cross-bat shot in the third over. Peter came into bat. He had a couple of lovely whacks at the ball, but being more unfortunate than me, he very slightly edged it to his left and their keeper made a brilliant catch. Luca next came into bat and had a very successful partnership with Alex, getting a lot of quick singles and a couple fours. But sadly his wonderful partnership with Alex came to an end when Keble bowled a very good ball, knocking the bails off the stumps. Julian came into bat and got us quite a few runs that we needed, but got out. So once Milo came in to bat with Alex, after some controversy with the run count, we won it in the last over, although Keble played well. My man of the match went to Alex or Nathanael, because Alex stayed in for the whole innings achieving 25 to 30 runs and Nathanael took three brilliant wickets.

I would like to congratulate the team for an amazing effort and even though some people didn’t get to bat I am sure they would have done fantastically.

By Zak – 8M