On the 24 of May, a talented Year 8 team travelled to Cordeaux Academy, Louth to compete in the annual District Rounders tournament
In the group stage, QEGS played two matches. In the first match QEGS were up against a strong Skegness Grammar team. Team captain, Tarun Vel won the toss and decided to field first. With some excellent bowling by Max Marritt accompanied by some precision fielding QEGS restricted to the batting to only 2 rounders from 20 good balls. It was then QEGS turn to bat and it did not long for them to win the game. Brilliant batting some several members of the team helped QEGS to score 8 and half rounders from 20 ball. A convincing win in their first game.
The second match was more challenging and was against arch rivals, Banovallum. QEGS lost the toss and were put into bad first. After a combination of poor fielding and accurate hitting, QEGS finished on 5 and half rounders. Banovallum knew what they needed to win the game. However, again QEGS step up to the challenge and once again produced an outstanding fielding display. In particular some brilliant catches from Pranav Pothula, George Parkinson and catch of the tournament from Jack Leggate. As a result, Banovallum could only score 2 rounders.
After two wins, the team had won their group and were into the final where they played QEGS Alford. QEGS won the toss and Tarun decided to put the opposition into bat first. In the final QEGS produced a very well organised and practised display to limit QEGS Alford to only 3 rounders. Going into bat, QEGS were in control. The teams rose to the occasion with many schools, parents and teachers watching on from the side lines. It didn’t take long for QEGS to reach their target and finished the game on 9 rounders. A very comprehensive win, therefore meaning the team were now district champions! All 11 players made a positive contribution to the team, however the man of the match due to his performances when batting and fielding was Harry Alexander.
Team: Louis Jones, Harry Alexander, Tarun Vel, George Parkinson, Max Marritt, Jack Leggate, Josh Grooby, Lewis Bontoft, Max Booth, Pranav Pothula, Olly Hausermann
Year 9 Rounders District Champions!
On Thursday 25th May, a team of 11 boys from Year 9 set off from QEGS in the hope to win the annual rounders tournament held at the Cordeaux academy in Louth. The team included Advith Tiruvalooroo, Billy Toulson, Fahim Hussain, Dewi Bourke, Jack Lunn, Athul Dinesh, Charlie Portlock, George Coleman, Charlie Tant, Harry Attfield and the captain, Joe Blackbourn. The first game, being against QEGS Alford, set off with a good start, and, after some good fielding, our batters put out a score of 5 ½ to 3. The next game went equally as well, with the team beating the hosts with a score of 7 to 2. The third game, and despite being worthy opponents, QEGS beat KEVIS Spilsby with a score of 6 to 1 . The final match saw QEGS have a decisive victory over King Edward VI school; the final score was 9 and a half rounders to their 1 and a half, with some good fielding tactics and strong batters ultimately leading the Year 9 team to become champions!
Written by Athul Dinesh 9P