Friday, 4 July 2014

Year 9's defeat Highclare in first competitive Softball match!

Arthur Terry Year 9 Softball team played there first competitive fixture against Highclare School on Tuesday 1st July. 

The team are relatively new to Softball, having only really experienced the Sport through core curriculum PE time. 

More recently the team travelled to Bishop Walsh School for the Sutton Schools Summer Tournament. They finished a very credible Third place, having finished runners up in the group stages!

The first competitive softball fixture was held at Arthur Terry. Both teams performed well in the Sutton Schools tournament so it was bound to be a very competitive fixture!

The teams played two innings of 10 minutes to try and get the most runs possible. Highclare won the toss and chose to put Arthur Terry into bat first. The lads made a strong total of 14 runs. Highclare replied in their innings with 11 runs, leaving Arthur Terry with a lead of three runs going into the second innings. 

Arthur Terry secured eight runs in their second innings to give a total of 22. This left Highclare with a target of 12 runs to win!

Arthur Terry fielded very well. Will Preece' bowling made it difficult for Highclare to secure as many runs as they had hoped. Aaron Rawlins also took the catch of the match with a few minutes to go, effortlessly catching a superb hit from Highclare' strongest batter. 

Time ran out for Highclare as they reached a total of 19 runs. Arthur Terry were the winners! 22-19. 

Both teams played their part in an excellent contest. The players shook hands and Arthur Terry even formed a guard of honour for Highclare, led by the ever enthusiastic Toby Winter!

The Squad:

Aaron Rawlins
Harvey Timmins
Will Preece
Billy Painter
Dylan Mandaracas
Toby Winter
Matthew Myles- Hutton
Matthew Thomas
Jack Pearson

Congratulations to the lads! We look forwards to more Softball success in the future!

Mr Holliday. 

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