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Black Country Games

Thursday, 30 June 2011

On Wednesday, 6th July we competed in the Blackcountry games. We had earned the right to represent Sandwell in the Girls’ Cricket and Hi-Five Netball tournaments.

In this competition there were teams from Wolverhampton, Dudley, Birmingham and Sandwell. Each school had to earn the right to play in this competition by winning their district tournament. Therefore, the standard of this competition was extremely good.

Chris Law, Luke Whitehouse, Isabella York, Sophie Perry and Zoe Doyle played in the Netball tournament. They were drawn in a particularly difficult group. Despite playing well they ended up drawing one of their games and losing the other three so unfortunately did not progress through to the semi finals.

The Cricket team played really well and had a successful day. They played each of the other teams once in a league format. In the first match we batted well scoring 261 runs with an impressive batting display from Wiktoria Brodziak. We then limited the opposition to 231 runs with Alice Prior taking two wickets.

We moved on to the next match and this time won by 39 runs. Azra Hussain worked hard on her bowling and managed to take a wicket. Renesha Hodgson was the pick of the batters, scoring a brilliant six that went for miles!

In the third and final league game we came up against tricky opposition. We again managed to end up victorious mainly due to a brilliant bowling display limiting the opposition to 213 runs. Victoria Loa took a brilliant catch and Megan Hill took two wickets.

Although we had won the league, this was not the end of it as the top two teams then had to play in the final to determine the overall winners. We were confident having already beat our opponents once. However, we struggled with our nerves and despite putting in maximum effort and really trying our best, we underperformed slightly when fielding. Unfortunately we dropped a couple of catches, had a couple of misfields and allowed our opponents to score 261. This was a tough target to chase down and so we ended up falling a few runs short.

We were presented with silver medals which makes us the second best girls’ cricket team in the whole of the Blackcountry which is something to be very proud of.