The team narrowly beat the Baschurch Stars 17-16 to take the CVL Division title. Sian has also been awarded the Coach’s Player certificate for her efforts this season. Alex Dewing (Third Form) has been playing for the Oswestry Ospreys which play in the U14 Division 2 and team have come top of their table. The Central Venue League is Shropshire’s only Junior netball league and team matches are played monthly.
The team narrowly beat the Baschurch Stars 17-16 to take the CVL Division title. Sian has also been awarded the Coach’s Player certificate for her efforts this season.
Alex Dewing (Third Form) has been playing for the Oswestry Ospreys which play in the U14 Division 2 and team have come top of their table.
The Central Venue League is Shropshire’s only Junior netball league and team matches are played monthly.
The team came second overall which was a fantastic achievement. The girls each performed a floor and a vault routine. Collectively the team came away with four golds, 4 silvers and 6 bronze certificates. In Year 2 gold and silver certificates were presented to Olivia Philbin, Lydia Willmore and Emily Pritchard for their routines. Megan Hill was awarded Gold and Bronze, Imogen Rees Silver and Bronze.
The team came second overall which was a fantastic achievement. The girls each performed a floor and a vault routine. Collectively the team came away with four golds, 4 silvers and 6 bronze certificates.
In Year 2 gold and silver certificates were presented to Olivia Philbin, Lydia Willmore and Emily Pritchard for their routines. Megan Hill was awarded Gold and Bronze, Imogen Rees Silver and Bronze.
In Year 1 Melissa Sudlow and Katie Young were both awarded Bronze certificates for their routines.
Miss James, who accompanied the team was extremely proud of their
committed performances on the day.
Oswestry School’s opening batsman were Will Baker and Xavier Clarke who started the innings off well by getting Oswestry School into the 30's. After this they were out and Oswestry lost wickets at regular intervals. The team eventually finished on 86-7 off 20 overs.
Next it was Oswestry School’s turn to bowl, they soon had Wolverhampton under pressure with some good bowling.
Xavier Clarke led the way with 5 wickets, Will Baker 2, Matt Davies 2 and Jacob Lloyd 1. All bowled well to bowl Wolverhampton out for 54. There was also some good fielding and catching, and Mr Miles was a very happy coach!
The game started brightly with Robin Edwards and Liam Kirk opening the bowling with quality. Robin played a blinder with a wicket inside the first few overs.
Oswestry School's aim was to keep the pressure high and score minimal. More wickets came from Charlie Morris who got 3 and Dominic Kular getting 2.
Queens Mary's obtained 100 from the 30 overs and Oswestry felt very positive.
Robbie Clarke and Christian Blount-Powell opened the batting with aggression. Christian hit 19 of the first few overs then had to retire.
Robbie and Ryan Morris maintained a high run rate obtaining 77-0. There was a collapse late on but Oswestry convincingly chased Queen Mary's 5 down.
Both teams level pegged the opposition after the end of the first innings - U13 at 4.5 rounders and U19 at 5.5 rounders.
The U19 were able to capitalise on their experience and this match concluded with a 10.5 to 9.5 victory. The U13 team put in a valiant effort, but were unable to deny Grove players their ensuing 8.5 rounders.
Certain points have been identified to work on, which are invaluable to the U13 team in developing their skills and knowledge of the game. This keeps the final score of 13-7 in perspective and is a launching pad to sharpen up the focus of the team.
At the start of the game it was decided to play win, lose or draw which would allow pupils to play their own game and develop their skills for the rest of the season. Oswestry won the toss and put Rydal into bat.
It was a cold April morning and the fielding conditions were not easy, as a result there were many miss fields and a few dropped catches.
Rydal batsman A.Sabris was the star and batted well unbeaten for 79*. Oswestry's bowlers struggled but figures from Elliot Blount-Powell 4 overs– 9 runs – 1 wicket and Nick Cyffin-Jones 4 overs – 15 runs – 3 wickets. Rydal posted a total of 170 for 5.
In return Oswestry struggled with the bat and found runs hard to come by. Jamie Jones scoring 16 and Elliot Blount-Powell 17. Pick of the Rydal Bowlers was M.Welldon 4 overs- 13 runs – 2 wickets and A. Sabris 4 overs – 13 runs – 1 wicket. Oswestry ended up on 66 for 3 off their 20 overs. The match ended in a winning draw for Rydal and a losing draw for Oswestry.
Ryan has been coaching cricket since he was 20 years old and has completed Level 1 and 2 cricket coaching courses, coaching numerous teams and individuals in the last ten years. Before coaching he studied human movement sciences and has a degree from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
Ryan commented, “My coaching philosophy is first and foremost to see the players develop their cricketing skills in a fun, safe environment where they can get the most enjoyment possible from playing the beautiful game of cricket.
I hope that during my stay at Oswestry School I get to help and develop as many of the children who attend this fantastic school as possible and expose them to the joys of playing a sport and being part of a team environment in which they can develop whilst having fun.”
Caereinion B had been leading second division over the Easter break. However there were some crucial remaining matches to be played.
Llansilin who have stuggled all season played against School and the final score was 10-0 in the School's favour.
The final match was against the Criftins team who needed 6 points to push themselves into the lead.
Eric Lin, Eric Ma and Jack Yeung however won this match again with a 10-0 score.The title was secured and promotion to the first division.
Many thanks to Mrs Fensome for guiding and transporting them through their matches and congratulations to the three boys.
Ben is a very keen cricketer and is hoping to complete his level 1 ECB cricket coaching course this year. Ben commented: “I am delighted to receive the invitation and feel it will be a great help towards my cricket coaching qualification.”
The Academy is for children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. Test Cricketer, James Anderson, Lancashire and England fast bowler paid a visit during the week long course. He shared bowling tips with coaches and the aspiring cricketers and commented; ‘the coaching I’ve seen here is excellent’.
This is not the first encounter that Ben has had with the fast bowler. He took part in the Flintoff Academies as a youngster and cleaned bowled him!
Ben will continue to help out at two further cricket courses to be held during the summer holidays.