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This was a good, successful and enjoyable season for the U13s. They have made lots of progress since the beginning of Year 7 and there were some sound performances this summer.
The team started well by beating Hill House at home, winning by 10 runs; this proved a good win, as later
in the season at the Silcoates 6-a-side tournament, we discovered Hill House to be very strong. There was a thrilling game against Pocklington, when we chased down 100 to win in the final over – Tom Powdrell scored 20 runs in the last over to secure a win which had looked unlikely. We then beat both Scarborough College and St Martin’s Ampleforth, before taking on GSAL and then QEGs. These two games demonstrated the team’s improvement and development, as although we lost both, we were competitive and chased scores
of 150, albeit coming up just short. The same is true of the match against St Olave’s, who were very strong; we chased 160 and came close in scoring 140.
We ended the season with good wins against the Turf India Academy and an international school from Oman. We lost narrowly to George Watson’s, Edinburgh, after posting an impressive 160.
All in all a fine season, with many lads improving significantly. Tom Powdrell and Charlie Cook were the main run-scorers and both scored runs in many games. Finn Starkey had some good innings, but needs to stay at the crease longer, whilst in the bowling department Kushal Kasivel was easily the best bowler. He will develop into a fine pace bowler and is learning as a captain. Well done to all involved. I 133
   A mixed season of results, but one where great
progress was made. Cricket is a team game played by individuals and all of the squad worked hard to improve their personal skills, be it batting, bowling, fielding or catching, or all four!
After a steady start, we were roundly beaten by strong teams from GSAL and QEGS, but spiritedly we refused to give them the satisfaction of bowling us out despite never getting anywhere near their totals. Pocklington was a close match that went to the wire and could have gone either way. A desperate last over run out gave
our visitors a narrow, nail-biting win. As the season developed, we became stronger in all departments, playing well in the Hymers 6-a-side tournament, beating Bradford GS and Barnard Castle to win the plate competition. Finally, after much confusion, the team performed brilliantly to secure victories over South Hunsley and Driffield to win the East Yorkshire Cup, much to the delight of the boys!
The team has been a pleasure to work with, but must continue to work hard if they are to meet their potential in the future. Well done, to all players involved!

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