Success Between The Stumps For MOSPS Cricketers
The PSP competitive calendar for the first half of the summer term was brought to a close this Wednesday with the annual Yr 5-6 Mixed Kwick Cricket tournament.
The Event, under glorious sunny skies, had five schools, MOSPS, South Baddesley, William Gilpin, Lymington and Beaulieu taking part, which meant plenty of cricket over the afternoon.
Our Milford Team started well with a convincing win over William Gilpin, scoring 325 to their 205. In their next match against Lymington, there was another convincing bowling display (in fact MOSPS only recorded 15 wides/no balls over the whole afternoon!) With 5 runs lost for every wicket taken, the scores ended up with MOSPS on 285 and Lymington restricted to 179.
The final match of the day was a closer affair. Our cricketers batted first and ended their innings with 259 for South Baddesley to chase. After the first two pairs of overs they managed to get their run-count up to 224 and were going well, but then Osh stepped in to take two wickets and he was followed by Oliver, who did the same. Those two overs changed the course of the game and MOSPS went on to win 259 to South Baddesley’s 215.
It was a really good performance all round. Some excellent captaincy by Ellie, lots of great bowling and a super catch by Daisy meant that team MOSPS managed to retain the trophy as PSP champions for the third time and were awarded gold medals too. Everyone enjoyed their afternoon under sunny skies and it was perfect preparation for many of the girls, who went off to a NFSSP tournament the following day (separate report to follow).
Thanks to coach Brown for her hard work with the team leading up to the event and for giving up her time to be there on the day. Thanks also to Mrs Rand for overseeing the team and to the parents who transported and supported all afternoon. What a way to end the half term!