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Sports report: Cricket - Year 7 vs. Skinners School

After their close draw last week against SKA, the Year 7 cricket team made their way to The Skinners’ School full of confidence.

It was decided that each innings would consist of 16 overs and Hayesbrook were put into bat first.  Finley Collins and Toby Harwood got Hayesbrook off to a strong start, scoring 20 and 12 runs respectively.  Josh Tobin and Paiman Mohammed came to the crease.  Josh chipped in with 7 runs and Paiman scoring 10.   A mixture of big hitting and quick running between the wickets helped Hayesbrook finish with a total of 75 from their 16 overs.

Feeling confident that they could defend their total, Hayesbrook were full of energy in the field, walking in and supporting the bowlers.  Josh stepped in to take the role of wicket keeper and took some great catches from behind the stumps throughout the innings.  Hayesbrook decided to go with 9 different bowlers, the majority contributing with some important wickets.  Paiman, who captained the side this week, set the standard, bowling 3 overs for 4 runs and taking 2 wickets.  Toby also bowled 3 overs, taking 2 wickets and only going for 4 runs.  Charlie Cuffey, Tom Collier and Matt Weedon also picked up a wicket each.  Paiman took a catch off Toby’s bowling and Owen Harrington produced a fine piece of fielding, running out Skinners’ opening batsman with a direct hit from square leg.  Hayesbrook’s bowling was very tight from the start, limiting the batsmen to singles and giving away very few wides and no balls.

In the last over Joe Bottley went for 13 but Hayesbrook still won by 5 runs. Well done to all the players on an excellent performance!