Witham U12 Cricket Team Runners Up at St Olave’s Super 8s!

22 Jun 2015


Group games:

Witham Hall beat St Hugh’s

Witham Hall beat Clifton College

Witham Hall lost to St Olave’s, York

Semi Final:

Witham Hall beat RGS Newcastle


Witham Hall lost to St Olave’s, York


The U12’s put in some superb performances at the annual St Olave’s Super 8’s Cricket Tournament on Thursday. In our first round of matches we played St Hugh’s and won comfortably. Batting first the boys accumulated a formidable total of 87 which was always going to be difficult for St Hugh’s to chase down. After getting off to a steady start, our next opponent’s Clifton College were a tougher test. The U12’s again batted well but also bowled a consistent line and length throughout and managed to win and go through to the semi-finals. With one group game to play, the U12’s knew that if they could get one more win they would have the easier semi-final. However, St Olave’s played very well indeed and their impressive bowling attack took the game away from us. In the semi-final we played RGS Newcastle in what was always going to be a touch match. Witham won the toss and chose to bat first and could not have performed any better. Amassing a total of 91 was a truly great effort and what was most pleasing was the way in which the boys backed this up with the ball in hand. All 7 boys bowled a good line and length and more importantly fielded well, staying calm under pressure. In the final, the U12’s met St Olave’s again and after batting first, only scoring 58, found it very hard to defend such a small total. St Olave’s were deserved winners but as runners up, the boys should be very proud of their exploits both on and off the pitch. What was particularly pleasing to hear and see was the way in which the boys conducted themselves throughout the day, well done to all of you.

One special mention must go to James Tattersall (captain) who was given the player of the tournament award. James, along with all the boys, put in some very special performances and batted and bowled superbly. You should be very proud of yourself James!