Date Posted: 29/04/2016
25 April: the week at Read
Rounders v Ampleforth at Read
It was the first rounders match of the season and the girls were all very excited. After a long warm up the girls were ready to start. Libby Ansdell was bowling and once in the swing of things she was making it as difficult as possible for the opposition to hit the ball. It was obviously going to be a very close game and the score was matched after the first innings. Once the girls got their head around how to steal extra half rounders, they picked up the pace, however Ampleforth weren't going to take defeat. Final score was 18 1/2 to 18 1/2 but a very impressive first game.
Mrs S Prosser
U11 Read v Fulneck School
Read U11s enjoyed a comfortable victory over Fulneck last Friday in their first pairs cricket fixture of the season. Captain Harjit Singh opted to bowl, providing Fulneck with the opportunity to post a challenging total for the Read boys to later chase down. All of the Read boys were given the opportunity to bowl, some with early season nerves, but they performed well and restricted Fulneck to just 36 runs from their 20 overs. Read came into bat and had little trouble surpassing their target, heading for 95 runs and victory. With more fixtures to come, provided the weather improves, the Read boys will be looking to improve on their communication in the field and at the stumps as they strive for another successful term of sport.
Mothers v Daughters Rounders Competition!
The forecast for the morning was snow and rain, however, the sun was shining and other than a little bit of a cold wind it was ideal conditions for a rounders tournament. There was a brilliant turnout of eleven mums and nineteen girls so we managed to make four teams. The mums quickly got into the swing of things and were hitting the ball well and discussing fielding tactics; everything from school days quickly coming back to them. All the games were very closely matched often coming down to the final couple of good balls to decide who the winners were.
Fortunately the weather held out and at the end of the tournament it was a draw between three of the teams who had all won two games. It was then a count back to the total number of rounders scored in the tournament. There were only two and a half rounders between first and second place. However this year's champions were the ecstatic mothers team!
Well done to everyone who took part and we hope to play again next year and see even more taking part.
Selby Minis Rugby Festival -
sponsored by The Read School
Youngsters aged 8 up to 12 flocked to Selby Rugby Club last Sunday to compete in the annual minis festival. In attendance were a number of teams from across Yorkshire, along with a number of Read boys, playing with their local teams, Selby and Goole. The turnout was excellent, despite the wintry chill in the air, and much fun was had by players and spectators alike. As well as our own pupils, there was a teacher and parent representation on the coaching staff for Selby and Goole teams: so we were delighted to bump into teachers Mrs Scholefield and Mrs Fairhurst as well as ex-pupil Louis Sugden, who coaches for Goole.
As sponsor, our Headmaster, Dr Sweetman, presented the boys and girls with their participation medals at the end of the day's rugby
Cricket in the Snow!
Who's in nets? Everyone!
Mr Garrard took these snaps during our session with the U11, U13 and U15 cricket teams on Wednesday. As you can see, we were all inside, in the cricket nets, but outside the hail and snow was coming down the size of frozen peas! Is it really nearly May?
Five of our pupils and their families attended Drax church last Sunday for a special service of confirmation conducted by the Right Revd John Thomson, Bishop of Selby on Sunday the 24th of April. Congratulations to Olivia Crossley, Lucy Barrick, Sam Barrick, Edward Woodall and Harry Woodall.
CCF Year 10s Pass Out
Well done to all of our Y10 pupils for completing their CCF course. Colonel Evans and Sergeant Costello are below pictured with some of the Y10 contingent, some of whom have elected to stay on as NCOs into Y11. The experience has been a positive one for all concerned, instilling in them self-discipline, first-aid skills, weapons training, camouflage and concealment, and of course lots of marching!