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Sports Roundup – Friday 27 May

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27 May 2022

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Sports Roundup – Friday 27 May

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Year 5 and Year 6 Athletics at KEHS. 25.05.22

On Wednesday afternoon, a team of athletes from Year 5 and 6 (with a couple of strong Year 4 athletes to help) went to KEHS for an athletics meet. We put in a strong performance in a range of track and field events on the fantastic facilities of the University of Birmingham’s athletics training track. This was the children’s first experience of running on a proper track and they found it quite different to running on grass!

We competed in 50m sprint, 80m sprint, 800m, high jump, long jump and a cricket ball throw. The children represented the school with pride and came out with some excellent results against stiff competition. Individual placed results are as follows:

Year 5 Boys:

(Y4) Hari V – 1st High jump

(Y4) Jai V – 1st High jump and 1st 80m

Aashrith – 1st 50m

Edmund – 2nd 800m

Noah – 3rd 80m

Yankee – 3rd 50m

 

Year 6 Boys:

Laith – 3rd 50m

Yuvraj – 3rd 50m

Zain – 3rd High jump

 

Year 5&6 Girls – due to numbers our Y5 girls were competing with and against the Y6s:

(Y5) Amera – 1st Long jump

(Y5) Nikki – 3rd 80m

Isha – 2nd 800m and 3rd Throw

Gursimar – 2nd High jump and 3rd 80m

Jeeya – 3rd High jump

Chloe – 3rd 50m

Asha – 3rd 80m

 

Our Year 5 boys team were also overall team winners!

Congratulations to all the children who took part.

 

U9 Girls’ cricket vs Highclare 24.05.22

The U9 girls all participated in a cricket match against Highclare on Tuesday. For most of the girls, this was their first match! The girls were split into 3 teams. It was a good opportunity for the girls to put all their learning into practise in a match situation and a great learning opportunity for everyone. I was proud of Hallfield for every girl attempting the proper bowling technique. There were quite a few hits in batting although we need to make the decision to go for a few more runs! Well done to Hallfield White team for the amount of runs they made. Special mentions go to Kathryn for hitting a 4, Siona for hitting well, Hayat for making a catch, and Ruby, Anya and Humaira for bowling the opposition out. A great start to the cricket season, well done girls!

 

Hallfield Red = 40 – 34 Win

Hallfield Green = 47 – 24 Win

Hallfield White = 23 – 4 Win

 

U11A team vs St Michael’s A

On Friday afternoon, the girls had a competitive match against St Michaels School.  Adrenaline pumping, the girls won the toss and therefore had kick-off. Throughout the majority of the first half, the ball travelled from end to end with both sides putting in some lovely tackles and showing off their silky skills. With the combination of Isha, Kara, and Freya on the wings, they were able to expertly move the ball into space for our striker Anisa to have some shots at goal. Our defensive duo consisting of Chloe and Hafsa committed to some strong tackles against the opposition which prevented multiple attempts to shoot.  And just like that, the whistle went to signal half-time. After some motivational talks from the girls and some tactics, we were off again into the second half. Not long in and Freya received a cross ball into the box by Hafsa and kicked the ball straight into the bottom corner. This first goal boosted the girls’ confidence and we started to see them take more risks and try new skills to move around the opposition. About 5 minutes after the first goal, we had another breakaway attempt where Hafsa kicked the ball up the field for Jeeya to run onto and score top right corner! Throughout the game, Elizabeth as our GK made some spectacular saves and we couldn’t have won the game without her!

Well Done, Girls!

 

U11B vs St Michael’s B. 20.05.22.

1-4 Loss

Last Friday, the girls in the football club had their first fixture against a well-experienced St Michael’s side. The first half saw a lot of attack from St Michael’s with the girls having to fiercely defend our goal. There were some excellent saves by Muskaan as Goal Keeper, preventing St Michael’s from taking a storming lead. Our defensive players, Eesha, Sarah, Sofia and Amelia did an amazing job blocking the goal and stopping St Michael’s scoring during normal play. St Michael’s were stronger than us at set-pieces and scored twice off corners; something we will be working on during training! During the second half, our girls started to find their stride. We were much more careful with possession and had some great runs up the wing from Shania and Angie. Sophie was holding her own in the centre of the pitch, using her teammates well and putting in some great tackles. Maryam made some super runs with the ball and passed well. Amelia came into her own and was up and down the pitch, taking on anyone who got in her way with some fancy footwork. We had a few shots at goal which their keeper managed to save. Finally, the girls were rewarded for all their hard work with a great tap in goal from Angie. Fantastic improvement throughout, well-done girls!

 

U9 Hallfield Tournament

On Tuesday 24th May eight independent schools from the four corners of the Midlands competed in the Hallfield School U9 Cricket competition, played on the four picturesque pitches at Hallfield. Each team played 3 matches where the winners played other winners to produce an overall winning school.

 

In our, first match Hallfield were up against a strong Crescent School who went on to win the whole tournament, much to the delight of their Headmaster who is our old Deputy Head, Mr Thackway! The second match was against Warwick school where we found some form and started to hit the ball to the boundary and managed to win. The final game was against Wolverhampton, who we had beaten the previous week, but narrowly lost this encounter. Well done to everyone who played and I am sure that you have all learnt a lot!

 

V Crescent School – Lost

V Warwick – Won

V Wolverhampton – Lost

 

U11 Girls Hallfield Tournament

On a blustery Wednesday afternoon, the U11 girls competed in the Hallfield School U11 Cricket competition and played on the four glorious pitches at Hallfield. Each team played 3 matches where the winners played other winners to produce an overall winning school.

Our first game was against Repton School who had 2 County players and the others were experienced players. Despite our best efforts and some fine bowling by the girls, Repton (who went on to win the whole tournament) were too strong and won with some excellent batting. In the second game against EHS, we played well as a team, and everyone performed well with the bat and the ball. We managed to win which made a final play-off against our B team! So, as we won 2 games it meant that we ended up 2nd=.

V Repton – Lost

V EHS – Won

V Hallfield B – Won!

 

The U11B also entered the tournament at the last minute as one of the other schools had to pull out. It meant that the girls had a great opportunity to put what they had been practising into real matches. The first game against Norfolk House ended in a tie – the scores were the same, so they had to perform a bowl off – the first to hit the stumps was the winner, and luckily Annie Liu managed to hit the stumps first so we won! The second match was against RGS Dodderhill who were too strong for us, but we tried hard and learnt a lot. That result meant a playoff against the A-team!

 

v Norfolk House – Won

v RGS Dodderhill – Lost

v Hallfield A – Lost

 

U8 A Hallfield Tournament

On Thursday the U8 A and B teams entered separate tournaments against 3 other schools and played on the four wonderful pitches at Hallfield. Each team played 3 matches against the other schools to produce an overall winning team.

 

The A team gained great confidence after their first win against Solihull School. With some powerful hitting and accurate bowling, the team managed to notch up 113 runs to race past the Solihull total (this includes adding 5 runs for every wicket that we took). The second game against the Crescent School was not quite so close but the boys managed to again score an impressive 113 runs. This set up a final against Warwick School who were also unbeaten. Warwick batted first and scored 59 runs off the bat but we had also scored 40 runs by getting 8 wickets. The boys batted sensibly and we only lost 3 wickets and managed to total 112 runs to Warwick’s 73. A superb performance by the whole squad as everyone contributed to playing thoughtful cricket. WELL DONE!

V Solihull – Won

V Crescent School – Won

V Warwick – Won

 

U8 B Hallfield Tournament

The B team also won their first game against Solihull but only by 10 runs. During this game, Yusuf managed to collect 5 wickets in 6 balls! Amazing! The Crescent B team match was not quite so close and so again the final was against Warwick School. After some great teamwork, and enthusing each other, Hallfield managed to get into a strong lead which they held onto until the end of the game. A brilliant effort by the whole squad – WELL DONE!

 

V Solihull – Won

V Crescent School – Won

V Warwick – Won

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