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Cricket – the season so far

It's been a positive start to the season for the BGS girls' cricket teams, with wins all round across the first two weekends.

In the opening weekend of of the season, the weather prompted some changes to our fixtures. The U13s played indoors and the U14s played on the astro, while the U12 and U15 matches were unfortunately cancelled.

The second Saturday saw the girls play a block fixture against KES Bath, with our U13, U14 and U15 A teams playing hardball at Failand and our B teams travelling away to play at The Sulis Club. BGS were victorious in every game with a special mention for the U15A team, who won by just two runs after team captain, Grace, led by example and bowled a fantastic final over. Many thanks to those players in Year 10 who stepped up to play, on what turned out to be a very cold morning!

The boys' season has been similarly impacted by the weather and, after a busy pre-season of training and nets, the first block fixture of the season against Kingswood School was unfortunately rained off. The mid-week Second XI game vs. Sir Thomas Rich’s was abandoned due to another downpour but the Third XI game vs. Kingswood did go ahead with Kingswood school winning the fixture by 42 runs.

Against Sir Thomas Rich’s Grammar School last Saturday, BGS had a very successful afternoon, winning six of the seven games. The only defeat was for the First XI who lost by just one wicket in a very low scoring game. Although it was a tough loss A Hares produced an outstanding display of fast bowling to take his first ever hat-trick for the School. The U15A team convincingly won by ten runs, with special mention to J Durie who scored an impressive century. The U14A and U14B teams won by seven and four wickets respectively. The U13A’s game went right down to the wire. After the team scored a total of 201 runs, with L Nancekivell scoring 97*, in a nail biting finish they won by just one run. The U13B team won by 36 runs and the U12A team won by 40 runs, with O O’Dair and W Clayton-Jones scoring half centuries.

Good luck to the nine girls' teams facing Colston's School this weekend, the boys' First XI in their upcoming fixture against Colston’s in the 20/20 County Cup, and to all the boys' teams who take on Taunton and Clifton College Prep this weekend*.

*Weather permitting – latest fixture news can be found on our school sports pages or follow @BGS_Sport on Twitter for any last minute changes.