Year 7 & 8 Cricket Festival

On Tuesday 16th May we took a combined year 7 & 8 cricket team to Meopham school for a cricket festival. The 3 schools participating were Orchards, Meopham and Leigh Academy. 

 

The afternoon was a very enjoyable one as all 3 schools played the game to a good standard and we were lucky enough to have nice weather to make it even better. Following on from the success of the cricket team the week before, where they had won 2 games, we looked to keep the momentum going in these two games. 

 

Fortunately we managed to win both of our games, with our second game against Leigh Academy going right down to the final ball. In the first game we played Meopham, where we set a score of 51 to beat and due to an impressive team effort both with the bat and in the field, we managed to minimise Meopham's chase to 32 runs. In our game against Leigh Academy, where we batted first again, we only managed to set a score of 34 with the bat. Once again after impressive bits of bowling and fielding we managed to defend our total and only allow Leigh Academy to reach 29! 

 

We now look forward to more cricket fixtures in the coming weeks and hopefully keep this run going!

Mr Halsey