December 11 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Mixed squad crowned rounders champions
St Martin’s School, Hutton saw their mixed under-14 rounders team clinch a National title in Corby, Northamptonshire.
Having dominated the Essex Championships in July, Saints took on the other county champions in a day-long tournament.
And they beat Arden School (Solihull) 9-1½, West Park School (Derby) 12-2 and Newman RC College (Oldham) 4½-4 in their group.
James Hutcherson and Chloe Waghorne’s teamwork as backstop and first base ensured any batsman missing Alex Tredgett’s fast balls would walk.
And intelligent decision making in the field and risk taking at the right time when batting resulted in a convincing 10½-4½ semi-final win against County Upper School (Bury St Edmunds).
Saints batted first in the final against defending champions Aston Academy (Sheffield) and exceptional hitting from Lewis Snell helped them to 7½ rounders.
Faultless fielding clinched victory by three rounders and the national title and head of girls PE Lynne Swan said: “The team’s success was down to a dedicated commitment to training and a real sense of shared responsibility and desire to win.
“Our squad was made up of girls and boys from years 7-9 each of whom played integral roles at different points during the tournament resulting in the overall win. The standard of play was extremely high and I am extremely proud of their achievement.”
Christine Ohuruogu and Mo Farah have been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.