It has been a wonderful Lambrook summer cricketing term with huge enthusiasm and excellent cricketing skills displayed across the Prep School packed into the rather cut short season.
Our pupils’ enthusiasm for the game never once waned through hail, the hottest days of the year and torrential downpours and the comradery, effort and determination impressed our Coaches throughout the season,
“WHAT A MATCH! I was impressed with the attitude, politeness (the Eagle House coach also said this) and healthy competitiveness they played with. My favourite highlight was watching Cecile and Amelie bat with gusto and bravado; taking just about the right amount of risk. I was astounded by the girls’ gutsiness to continue to bat despite the biblical hail and rain and was so proud of each and everyone of them. I will be nominating them each for a commendation for their outstanding teamwork, progress and effort in this game. Well done, girls. You really do make Lambrook proud!” Girls’ U12B’s
‘Our player of the week is Barney (Year 7) who stepped up to play for the Under 13C’s on Saturday Vs Eagle House. In the field, he took 2 catches and affected 3 direct hit run outs as the boys romped to a 104-run win.’
There were some team season efforts to celebrate:
The Girls U10A’s celebrated an unbeaten season with the Boys’ U10B’s almost joining them after their fantastic run of 10 for 10 games.
‘Sienna… managed six boundary hits. The whole team were on their feet cheering on this momentous achievement! Sienna should be so proud of herself! Lambrook finished on an impressive 310 runs. St Piran’s team and coach couldn’t give our girls enough praise for their performance in chasing down their respectable score.’ Girls’ U10A’s
‘…it transpires that this fantastic team of young cricketers are winners through and through, not matter what the weather, as the boys triumphed once again to make it a quite unbelievable 10 from 10! Boys U10B’s
The dedication and effort paid off for our Boys’ first team who should be immensely proud of their 8 out of 9 wins this season.
‘I really do enjoy coaching these boys and love seeing them contribute on the field and celebrate each-others success.Well done boys, I’m super proud of your all’ Will McKegney
There were individual highlights where players’ skills and confidence has to be commended.
‘Special mention must go to Ben for his wicket-keeping in such tricky conditions today, spending almost 20 overs under a helmet while the sun shone down without respite couldn’t prevent Ben from making some terrific stops behind the stumps as the ball flew off the pitch…’ Ben for the U10B’s
There were two tournament wins at Wellington and the Oratory
And a first for Lambrook with an inaugural Girls U13A’s v Boys U13C’s T20 match and then a return which saw the score diplomatically placed at 1 all.
“With 2 runs to win the game, Amelie stepped up and hit a spectacular 6 to finish on a super 64* The girls stormed the pitch to mob her and if they could have lifted her up they would have. A lovely moment to witness! This resulted in the girls claiming victory by 2 wickets.”
“A moment of brilliance was to come from our very own Freddy who ran Amelie out with an impressive direct hit. Eventually, the bowlers were able to pull through and although we got through all 20 overs we weren’t quite able to reach the target set by the boys…The sportsmanship of both teams is to be commended.’
It was truly wonderful to finally be able to welcome our parents back to the cricket side lines who helped the matches continue whatever the weather.
A huge thank you to our fantastic cricketers, coaches (whose superb match reports could rival some professional commentators), supporters and catering team. It only remains to count down the 42 weeks until the next season starts!
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