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Thank you to everyone who attended our Prospective Year 7 Parents' Information Evening... Now don't miss our Scholarship Day Mon 22nd January! Westbourne is celebrating another successful ISI Inspection Report - see NEWS section for details...Westbourne has some of the best GCSE results in the area - 97% A*- C... See NEWS section... Every Day is an Open Day at Westbourne, please call 0114 2660374 to plan your visit...

SPORTS REPORTS

Autumn  2017

Exciting Draw v Hill House

On Wednesday 15th November A highly contested  rugby match was played out at Abbeydale with the U11's drawing 2 tries each with Hill House. 
The nine Westbourne  boys played more as team than ever before against a very strong Hill House team. 
I was impressed with the boys determination, teamwork and the excellent standard of rugby being played. 
Particular mention to Westbourne boys Luca and Aaryan who each had an excellent game .
Westbourne A's 10 Hill House 10
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Hockey v Lincoln Minster Wednesday 15th November 

Our U13A team made a slow start but Evie Reynolds showed some determination and powered through the defence, scoring a fabulous goal! This made a huge impact on the team's spirit and within minutes the girls scored another great goal from a short corner by Lulu Morrison-Parry. Goals continued to follow from Lulu again, Trixie, Christina and Grace Brown. The defence was solid and conceded no goals throughout the game. Final score 6-0

The U13B team drew their game 1-1. Our teams were evenly matched making It a very close game throughout. Our girls battled it out with Lincoln Minster scoring the first goal. Af half time we had a team talk and the girls were re-positioned and given constructive feedback. In the second half Jorja played up in attack an assisted Grace Brown with scoring our goal. Esme Naylor for her fantastic goalkeeping. Their target is to look up more when making passes.

 The U13C team played their second game of the season. But unfortunately they lost 5-1. Helena Owji played in her first match after only 2 weeks of playing hockey. She had a fantastic attitude and drive with her scoring our only goal. This was a wonderful achievement for her resulting in Helena getting player of the match.

Well done to all girls

Mrs Mirfin & Miss Pursehouse

 

Hockey v Highfields

On November 10th, our U16 team played against Highfields at Abbeydale. The girls has a slow start and Highfields were proactive with scoring a goal. Highfields was winning 1-0 after the first third. The girls were given constructive feedback and were re positioned. During the second third our girls were more feisty and determined to score. Emma Verity positioned herself well in the 'D' scoring our first goal. After the second third we were drawing 1-1.
In the last third the tension was rising with both teams scoring another goal. Josephine Paul scored our second goal, Within the last 5 minutes of the game Highfields were lucky scoring on a short corner and an additional goal before the whistle.
It was an exilarating game but unfortnately Westborune lost 4-2.
 
Goal scorers were Josephine Paul and Emma Verity
Players of match Lily Lidster and Marisa Ali
Miss Pursehouse
Hockey win v S Anselms
 
On Wednesday 8th November our U13A team won their game 1-0. It was a phenomenal game. Our girls battled it out with S Anselms with Cristina Bayona scoring the first goal. At half time we were winning 1-0.  During the second half we ended up playing a player down due to one of our key players coming off with an injury. Our girls carried on with sheer determination and the end result was 1-0 to Westbourne. The girls were ecstatic with the win. Player of the match was Jess Rodgers. 
Miss Pursehouse
U14 Hockey win v Silverdale
On Tuesday 24th October the U14 Girls played Silverdale School. As we have a small number of girls in Year 9, our team included Year 7- Year 9 girls. The girls were extremely motivated at the start of the game and they demonstrated this throughout the game through accurate passing and strong defensive skills. Trixie Morrison-Parry had a fantastic start to the game. Her dribbling skills were impressive and she scored the first goal for Westbourne after just 5 minutes of play. The girls continued to play as a team and we were 3-0 up at half time. Lily Lidster continued to display excellent tackling skills in defence and this enabled us to have the majority of possession throughout the whole game. Our final goal was scored by Sasha Dravairaj who consistently demonstrated determination to win the ball. A massive well done to all the girls who played in this fixture. 
Miss Hinchliffe
U16 Hockey win v King Ecgberts
On Thursday 19th October the U16 hockey team played King Ecgberts away. Their target for this game was to work on support play and make more accurate shots on goal.  The girls were on the attack immediately and gained a short corner within the first few minutes of playing. The excellent attack continued with Hannah Richards scoring the first goal. Westbourne was leading 1-0 after the first half, a lead they managed to maintain right up to the final whistle.
The final score was Westbourne 1- King Ecgberts 0.

Player of the match Trixie Morrison Parry.

Miss Pursehouse

U11B hockey win v Beech Hall  - 11th October 
Westbourne 8 Beech Hall 1
The girls worked very hard to make sure that we maintained possession throughout the first half. Our first goal came in the 2nd minute when Francesca Gray passed the ball to Lola Brereton who tapped the ball into the goal. From this, the girls were determined to score more goals and by half time it was 5-0 to us. During the second half the girls were working on passing into space and tackling back when we lost possession. The girls did this successfully and the final score was 8-1 to Westbourne. 
Charlotte Jolley received the girl of the day for her attitude and determination throughout the whole match. 
Well done to all the girls.
Miss N Hinchliffe

U9 rugby win v Beech Hall Tuesday 3rd October

The U9 boys are really developing well and putting in harder tackles. A prime example of this is Oliver Croft - Matthewman... he ran well with the ball, tackled hard and scored many tries. Even with a minor injury resulting in bloody nose he was reluctant to come off and leave his team!The boys finished off the game and were worthy winners.

Westbourne 30 Beech Hall 25

 

U10 rugby win v Mylnhurst - Wednesday 4th October

After celebrating the U11’s win at the Techman cup last week it was the turn of the U10’s to see what they could do. They didn't disappoint! An absolutely incredible match with outstanding performances from many of the Westbourne boys. We tackled really well and maintained possession to obtain the tries needed to win the game. Man of the match was Luca Allcroft who tackled superbly and Freddie Knowles who played scrum half distributing the ball well in all the breakdowns.

Mylhnhurst 10 Westbourne 20

 

U8s win tag rugby festival at Hill House School - Tuesday 10th October

Westbourne 15 Leeds Grammar 5

Westbourne 10 Cundall Manor 5

Westbourne 15 Hill House Wolves 5

Westbourne 20 QEGS B 15

It was the first away match on the mini bus for the U8’s tag rugby team. They were so excited, asking many questions throughout the afternoon. Their excitement spilled onto the rugby field producing four fantastic performances winning all of their games. At this age the boys are only allowed to play tag rugby. The key is to get the opponents tag as quick as you can, pass the ball backwards and show high levels of agility and speed to get tries. We did just that. Fabulous tries scored by Heath, Hao Hao and Henry. Heath got man of the tournament for his speed, agility and concentration throughout the afternoon. Well done to Finley who captained the side well.  

Mr Elvidge

 

U13 girls' hockey double win v Hill House 

On Wednesday the 4th October we played Hill House at Gym Plus, Crookes.The A team played first and took the lead within seconds with a goal from Trixie Morrison-Parry. The girls made a great start to the first half, working as a team and maintaining their positions. Just before the half time whistle Christian Bayona also got another goal. In the second half the girls continued to play great hockey, scoring two more goals from Lulu and another from Trixie. Our solid defence rendered our opponents unable to score. Final score: 4-0 to Westbourne!
The B team then played. In the first half, there was a great cross from Martha Wood leading to an excellent shot on goal by Grace Brown. Willlow Clark and Eliza Heywood made some strong tackles, preventing Hill House into the 'D'. In the second half Martha scored the next goal for Westbourne. Esme Naylor made a brilliant save for the team. Another victory for the girls: 2-0 to Westbourne!
Mrs Mirfin

U16 Hockey win v Hill House

On Thursday 5th October our U16 hockey team played Hill House at Abbeydale. Their target for this game was to switch plays and make more accurate shots on goal through deflections. The girls worked hard to apply these throughout the match. The girls were on the attack immediately and gained a short corner within the first few minutes of play. This attack was excellent with Hannah Richards scoring the first goal. The game became a yoyo of a match with each team scoring one after the other! Our second goal came from a deflection by Isabel Hardcastle. The Westbourne girls were leading 2-1 after the first half and held on to there lead to the final whistle.

Player of the match was Emma Verity.

 

Miss Pursehouse

U16 girls through to next round of  SFSS Hockey

On Tuesday 3rd October our U16 girls took part in the U16 SFSS Hockey Tournament at Abbeydale.

Our opponents were King Ecgberts, Silverdale and Tapton School.

All the matches were a short 12 minutes each way.

After a slow start in their first game against King Ecgberts, which resulted in a 0-0 draw, they went on to lose 1-0 to Tapton before facing Silverdale.

The girls were determined to win their final game which was evident in the increased number of short corners and shots at goal. Josephine Paul scored the winning goal and motived the girls to keep their 1-0 lead right up to the final whistle.


Westbourne came 2nd overall taking us through to the next round of the SFSS which will be played at Hill House.

Players of the match were Hannah Richards, Ailsa Gillespie and Josephine Paul.

 

U11 Rugby win Barlborough hall Tournament

We were delighted to be invited to attend the Techman Rugby Festival Rugby Tournament which took place on Wednesday 27th September at Barlborough Hall . 

Westbourne’s under 11's got off to a great start winning their first game by 3 – 0 v Mylnhurst. They then went on to beat Immaculate Conception, Barlborough Hall A and B to win their group.

Pitched in the final against the winners of group two, another Mylnhurst team, the boys went on to win 3-0 to become overall winners of the tournament!

This event which was organised by Barlborough Hall pupil, Sam Haddock, was to support sport for all and in particular young people with disabilities. The money raised from the ten participating school teams will go to support the charity READY who will ensure that the money reaches those that need it.

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"The boys were outstanding, displaying skill and teamwork throughout" . said Westbourne Sports Director, Nigel Elvidge  " We were delighted to have won such a great tournament and it was a privilege to be supporting such a worthy cause."

Westbourne awarded Wil Hawley man of the tournament for his fabulous tacking and running with the ball. David Hughes and Luca Cancello scored many tries but it really was the whole team effort that resulted in such a strong performance on the day. 

Joint First at SFSS Festival

26th September v King Edwards, King Ecgberts, Meadowhead, Silverdale

Joint first in the SFSS Festival for the U14s is a tremendous achievement. We began by playing King Edwards and it didn’t look great as they ran in an early try but a response came and we ran out 15:10 winners. Against King Ecgberts we were tied at a try a piece until the last minute when we were undone by a speedy winger. In our final match against Meadowhead we faced a real onslaught from an aggressive team but managed to keep our composure and run out easy 15:5 winners in the second half. Despite a bad injury in the final game man of the day was Harrison Cundy who played brilliantly through-out two and a half games.

Mr I Davey

U11  Hockey win v Orchard

On Wednesday 27th September the U11 girls hockey team travelled to Orchard. Nora Gregory made her debut as Goal Keeper and loved it! The girls took the lead within minutes with a goal from Elizabeth Goodfellow. The girls continued to work hard and scored a further 3 goals: 2 from Jasmine Rai and one from Ellie Reynolds. We had a solid defence that kept any away goals at bay.

Final score 4-0

Well done girls

Mrs Mirfin

 

U16 Hockey v Scarborough

On 14th September the U16 hockey team played Scarborough College away at Harrogate. It was their first match of the season. Their target for this game was to make clean accurate passes and keep possession. The girls worked hard to apply these throughout the match. Despite the heavy rain it was an exciting game for all players. Westbourne were leading 2-1 after the first half. Our second goal was by Hannah Richards from a successful short corner. We had a team talk and the girls were re-positioned and given constructive feedback. They had to work on support play and ensuring pupils were next to the post to deflect any balls into our opposition’s goal.

The game was like a tennis match! each team scoring, one after the other. Unfortunately for Westbourne, Scarborough College scored right at the last minute, winning the game 4-3.

Players of the match were Hannah Richards and Josephine Paul. 

Miss Pursehouse

 

U11 girls travelled to Orchard yesterday. Nora Gregory made her debut as GK and loved it! The girls took the lead within minutes with a goal from Elizabeth Goodfellow. The girls continued to work hard and scored a further 3 goals: 2 from Jasmine Rai and one from Ellie Reynolds. The defence were solid and conceded no goals. Final score 4-0

 

U13s Rugby v Lincoln Minster Wed 20th Sept  Score 30:10

A great start to the season for the U13s. We came up against a big strong Lincoln side and we performed with skill and composure. it was great to see the way in which we put practice into match situations. Louis Farquaher was outstanding and scored three tries but James Faulkner was man of the match for his excellent rucking skills which secured us ball through-out the game.
U15s Rugby v Hill House A/B Thur 21st Sept Score 54:22
After a difficult start against a strong Scarborough team the previous week, many of the U15s regained their confidence with an excellent performance over in Doncaster. in the first half we were far too strong for a Hill House B team and they had to send for re-reinforcements from their A squad - eventually using well over 20 players in a 13-a-side game. We still ran in a number of tries to win both halves of the game. in the final few minutes a move which included all of the backs just failed to score a try fit for Twickenham as man of the match Wroth's chip through just ran over the dead ball line. Bayona scored a number of tries.
Mr I. Davey
U9A hockey V S Anselm's
Tuesday 19th Sept, the U9A team played S Anselm's at Goodwin Astro. We had a great support network from our parents! Westbourne conceded a goal in the first half but minutes later they too scored. The second half was much tougher and unfortunately the defence were unable to clear a shot on goal and S Anselm's scored! The final score 2-1 to S Anselm's. Player of the day: Leila Alcroft.
U13As win v Nottingham High
On Friday 22nd September our U13As played their debut against Nottingham High at Abbeydale. Within minutes of 'push back' Westbourne took the lead with a goal from Trixie Morrison-Parry. Goals then followed from Rosie Molyneux, Lulu Morrison Parry and Christina Bayona. Our defence were also solid and conceded no goals throughout. Final score: 6-0 to Westbourne. Player of the Day: Trixie for being an excellent captain. 
Mrs Mirfin

 

Summer 2017

Year 3 & Year 4 House Cricket and Rounders at Goodwin

20th June was our annual house rounders and cricket for U9 girls at and boys. 
It was a wonderful afternoon with girls displaying the skills developed throughout the rounders season. All pupils were enthusiastic and motivated to play well for their house
1st - Holmes
2nd - Mercer
3rd - Johnson
4th - Whitfield.
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Players of the day were Nina and Lily.
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In Cricket MERCER were the champions
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Rounders Win v Scarborough

On Thursday 15th June our U15 girls made their debut against Scarborough College. The rounders fixture was hosted at Harrogate Cricket Club. It was a glorious day and the girls began the innings by fielding. It was very close in the first innings, both teams scoring 6 and a half rounders. Westbourne then came into field and allowed Scarborough to score 7 rounders. Yasmin Shaw made some great catches and the girls collectively worked hard to stop full rounders being scored. We then batted, 8 players were out after 25 balls, leaving Yasmin Shaw remaining. Westbourne had 7 rounders at this point and needed 1/2 to win. Yasmin came into bat, 'slogged' the ball and made it to second post-resulting in a win for the team! 13 and a half to 14! 

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Great result and a brilliant afternoon against new opposition. 

Double Cricket win v Orchard

On Friday 9th June, the U11B team faced Hill House. Westbourne batted first and scored an impressive total of 298, with 40 runs coming in singles. The boys have been working hard in practice to develop there running between the wickets, so it was fantastic to see them transfer this into a competitive match. In reply, Westbourne restricted the hosts to 257 through some disciplined bowling and lots of energy in the field. This gave Westbourne a win of 41 runs. It was one of the most complete performances I have seen from a junior side. Our batting, bowling and fielding were all executed to a high level and every player contributed to a fantastic win. Well done boys. 

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Players of the Day: David Hughes and Aaryan Mills-Deb. 
On Wednesday 14th June, the U10A team faced Orchard School. Orchard batted first and scored a competitive 257. In reply, Westbourne scored 287 runs giving us a win by 30 runs. In general the boys played well. We were a little slow to start with, however once we got going we started to execute our skills to the standards we set in the last match. Our batting in particular was strong, with many of the boys making clean contact with the ball to score many boundaries. Well done boys. 
Players of the Day: Joe Davies and Benjamin Hartog 

 

U14's Cricket WIN  v Outwood Academy

On June 7th the U14's played Outwood Academy  at Abbeydale Sports Club.
Westbourne bowled really well restricting Outwood to 75 runs after 16 overs. Oliver Wroth and Andrew McKinna bowled the first 8 overs taking 4 wickets between them. Harrison Cundy went on to take 2 more wickets.
Westbourne then went into bat and made 76 runs after 9 overs winning the game by 10 wickets and had 7 overs to spare. Oliver Wroth and John Coleman batted making 55 runs after 4 overs.
Man of the match was Oliver Wroth and Andrew Mckinna

SFSS-Sheffield Federation of Schools Sport rounders win

On Tuesday 6th of June our U14 girls’ rounders team took part in the SFSS-Sheffield Federation of Schools Sport, rounders league at King Ecgberts School in Dore.

Unfortunately due to the unseasonably poor weather conditions the tournament was brought indoors and played under amended rules.

However the team quickly adapted to its new environment and played extremely well against tough opposition. They went on to win against neighbouring Sheffield Girls’ High School 5 1/2 to 6 rounders and also succeeded against our hosts King Ecgberts 8 1/2 to 13 rounders.

We are very much looking forward to the next league game is against Tapton School on Monday 12th June.

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Under 9A Rounders win v St Peter & St Paul 

On Tuesday 23rd May our U9A girls rounders team played against St Peter and St Paul of Chesterfield at Goodwin. The girls displayed some excellent batting skills throughout.

After the first innings there was only 1 rounder separating the two teams. But, after a little re-positioning, Westbourne went on to end the final innings with a winning score of 15 1/2 rounders to 13 1/2

Overall the girls did reasonably well in what was only their second fixture of the season.

Player of the day was Jasmine Head for very good backstopping skills.

Their target for next week is to work on their communication and making less errors when fielding.

Miss Pursehouse

Two fantastic wins for Under 9 Cricket

On Tuesday 23rd May, the U9's played cricket against St Peter St Paul and Beech Hall. This was the 3rd fixture of the term in which all of the Year 3/4 boys were competing in a match against another school. On a beautiful sunny afternoon, we mixed the teams around, with one team facing St Peter and St Paul and the other team battling it out against Beech Hall. 

Westbourne v St Peter St Paul
St Peter St Pauls batted first and set a target of 248 runs. The pick of the bowlers was certainly Nayan Mills-Deb who achieved a double wicket maiden. Overall, Westbourne bowled extremely well and offered very little scoring shots. Despite one over-throw, the fielding was also much improved, with Adam Wroth making an great diving catch and Joseph Matthewman with a brilliant run-out. In reply, Westbourne scored freely throughout, ending up with 292. There was plenty of sixes on show, with 5-boys all hitting a maximum! Westbourne won the match by 64 runs. 
Players of the Day: Sharif Khan for his development of his bowling action and Nayan Mills-Deb for that fantastic over. 
Westbourne v Beech Hall
 
Westbourne let Beech Hall into Bat first and found out that a score of 256+ would win them the game. The fixture went right down to the wire, with Kevin and Stephen being the last batting pair for Westbourne going in with the scores tied at 256. Brilliantly, they scored 6 runs and thus secured Westbourne's second victory of the day. 

Player of the Day: For his 13 runs scored, great awareness when fielding and his development of his bowling action was Richard Lee.
 
Well done to all involved. Two fantastic wins!
 
Mr Hancock
Under 9 A Cricket team win V Orchard
On Tuesday 16th May, the U9 A team faced Orchard School on the Goodwin 4G Astro. Westbourne batted first and scored an impressive 67 runs from 10 overs. Every pair scored freely and the side only lost 2 wickets. Joesph Matthewman, who recently joined the school, hit some impressive shots to the boundary and really upped the anty when he came to the crease. In a tight second half, Orchard came close to chasing our target, falling 6 runs short. Adam Wroth bowled a fantastic last over, picking up 3 wickets, meaning that Orchard lost 15 runs from their score. A fine over that got us over the line. Well done boys.
Man of the Match: Joesph Matthewman. Joesph has settled into the team extremely well since joining the school. It was a brilliant all round performance in which he batted and bowled extremely well but also caught a vital catch ofF Adams last over. Well done Joseph 
Man of the Match: Joesph Matthewman. Joesph has settled into the team extremely well since joining the school. It was a brilliant all round performance in which he batted and bowled extremely well but also caught a vital catch off Adams last over. Well done Joseph 
Mr Hancock
Whole School Sports Day at English Institute of Sport Thursday 11th May

Year 3 to Year 11 pupils travelled to the English Institute of Sport on Thursday for an action packed day. Events included high jump, long jump, 200m, javelin and the 1500m. I was in the fortunate position of announcer so got to see sports day from the stands. The pupils put on an amazing spectacle of sport in a world class venue. The 1500m at lunch time was led by Thomas Dawn for 1400m of the race with Edwin Paul hot on his heels pipping him to the post in a very fast time (4 min 52 seconds). They both lapped many of the runners on the seven and a half lap course.

Many school records were broken but notably Cristina Bayona in the 60m and high jump (1m 12cm).

Harrison Cundy achieved records in high jump (1m 55 cm) and the long jump (4m 58cm).

The house cup was won by Johnson.

Thank you to all pupils, staff and parents for contributing to a hugely successful day. A big mention goes especially to Miss Pursehouse who organised sports day.

Mr Elvidge

Under 11 rounders win v Orchard

On Wednesday 10th May our U11 rounders team played Orchard . The team had a slow start due to not communicating effectively and through not getting to bases quickly enough to stop lead scorers. We were just clinging on to a lead after the first innings. The girls were given a constructive pep talk and encouraged to think more tactically, communicate and support each other. It was evident the girls became more confident and their fielding skills were fantastic. We saw a clean catch from Sophia Dickinson and some excellent support play from Kiran Draviaraj, Cristina Bayona and Martha Wood. There was some wonderful batting displayed also. The end result was 14 to 7 ½ rounders to Westbourne.

 Overall the girls did well in their first rounders game of the season.

Players of the day were Cristina Bayona for her bowling and Sohia Dickinson for her very good backstopping skills.

Miss Pursehouse

An amazing win for the U15's cricket team at Lincoln Minster

An amazing win for the U15's cricket team at Lincoln Minster Thursday 4th May. Put in to bat the boys reached 190 for 3 after their 20 overs. Wroth and Periera put on over 100 for the second wicket before Wroth and Ryan caused havoc in the final few overs, taking us to a high score not witnessed before by Mr Davey at this age level. We fielded sensibly with fielders around the boundary as Lincoln looked, unbelievably as if they were capable of getting the total on a fast outfield. Sensible captaincy with both Wroth and Marshall orchestrating the field cut down boundaries and we managed to get a key batsman out to ensure the win. Lincoln finishing at 165 for 4. Man of the Match - Ben Periera. A foundation established when batting in the first ten overs which allowed our more middle order batsmen to play more aggressively.  

Success at Barlborogh Hall Rounders Festival

On Tuesday 9th May our U9 team took part in the Barlborough Hall Rounders Festival.

There were 3 other schools taking part in the tournament. We were lucky the weather turned out fine as the tournament was being held outside. The girls were excited to play in their first rounders match and tournament of the season.

The U9 team played Mylnhurst first. They played well but they ended up losing at the end 2 ½ rounders to 1 ½ rounders. They next game was against the Barborough Hall A team. The girls had a much better game batting and fielding thus resulting in a win 3 ½ to 2 ½ rounders. The third game was against St Peter St Paul. Within this game the girls made a few errors when fielding causing us to draw the game 4 rounders each. The final game against Barborough Hall B team. The girls were very unlucky at times with where their ball was placed and they gained a few ½ rounders due to no balls. The end result was another win to Westourne 4 ½ to 2 ½ rounders.

 

Overall the girls did well in their first rounders tournament of the season.

Players of the day were Kat Melson and Nora Gregory for very good batting and fielding skills.

Under 9 Cricket Success at Barlborough Hall Festival

On Tuesday 2nd May, the U9 cricket team contested a triangular series against Mylnhurst and the hosts Barlborough Hall. As we only had 1 training session prior to the match, Mr Elvidge set the boys a challenge to bowl 300 balls in one week. It was clear that most of the boys had completed their homework as we bowled fantastically well in all games and restricted our opponents to low scores. In our first game against Mylnhurst we managed to chase down our target with relative ease as Mitchell Guest gave us a great start with some early boundaries. We could only muster 14 runs in our second game against Barlborough Hall A-team, as there impressive bowling attack restricted our batters to defensive shots. In our 3rd game however, our batters found their form, scoring 32 runs against Barlborough Hall B-team. With very little practice the boys have churned out some great early performances. Hopefully with a bit more practice both in Games and outside of school, we can keep getting even better! Well done boys!

Westbourne v Mylnhurst (Westbourne won by 17 runs)
Westbourne v Barlborough Hall A (Barlborough Hall won by 10 runs)
Westbourne v Barlborough Hall B (Westbourne won by 11 runs) 
Player of the Day- Oliver Brown
Oliver bowled a consistent line and length across all 3-matches. He never gave the batters an opportunity to score any runs and was rewarded with a couple of wickets. 

Rounders win at Lincoln Minster

On Thursday 4th May our U15 girls rounders team secured a win against Lincoln Minster at Lincoln. The team consisted of some very skillful U14 and U15 players. The girls were excited for their very first game of the season. It was such an exhilarating game keeping teachers of opposing teams in suspense as the girls battled it out on the pitch! The girls had a good start and were leading the first innings 8-4 ¼ rounders. We witnessed some excellent fielding and batting skills displayed by all our girls. Ailsa Gillespie was on fire between first and second base and captain Marisa Ali was like a machine pumping out the rounders.

During the final team talk the girls were re-positioned before starting their final innings. They won the match 14 rounders to 8.

Girls of the match were Marisa Ali for both her excellent batting and backstop performance and Georgina Heywood for some very clever bowling.