St Anthony's School Hampstead

St Anthony's Girls School Hampstead

Our Ethos

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 vs Devonshire House

We came in to our first match of the year against Devonshire House knowing that it would be a tough game but hoping that we could come away with the win. The choice was made that we would bowl first. Both teams started steadily with us fielding well and them getting the runs when they could. After the first few overs, Zak made the decision to make Nathanael bowl. Their first batter was beginning to get his eye in and Nathanael did a great job to limit the number of runs he got. Finally the work paid off and Nathanael was able to get one of the Devonshire batsmen out. Afterwards we were able to limit their run-rate by tight fielding and clever-thinking. By the end of their innings they had scored one hundred but if we had not limited them it could have easily been one hundred and thirty. We bowled and fielded excellently.

However, there was still the task of beating the large score set by their batsmen. We had to get lots of runs in not much time. Alex and Peter went in to bat first. They played solidly and saw off their best bowlers whilst still scoring well. Soon they had reached a fifty partnership and made nearly half of the runs we needed. By the time Peter got out they had made sixty-five with plenty of overs to spare. Now it was down to the rest of the team to bring us through. Alex made an exceptional forty-nine and was unlucky not to make fifty. We had made it now to about ninety with about two and a half overs to spare. Wickets began to fall fast and even though we were so close, one hundred still seemed hard to get. With a quick single at the end, we were able to win the game with nine balls left. It was an example of what we had been taught to do and showed how well we can play. The whole team played really well.

By Charlie A