Today Fielding took two boys teams to the annual Featherstone cricket tournament which was being held this year at Old Actonians Cricket Club.
The A team were drawn against Berrymede B, Clifton, Selbourne while the B team had to get past Wolf Fields, Featherstone, Little Ealing and Tudor. We were confident that we had two strong teams that could both play cricket today but we were also well aware of the quality of cricket that we normally see at this tournament so knew it would be a tough day.
Unfortunately the scores final scores for each game have been lost so we will just get to the results. Fielding B lost their first game against Wolf Fields before making a come back in their second against Tudor to get a good win. In the third game against Featherstone the B's won before narrowly losing to one of the tournament favourites in Little Ealing for our final game. After all games were played the top 2 progressed to the knockout stages and we finished third. So we were out!
The A team cruised through their group as they comfortably beat each team in the group to go through to the quarter finals. In the quarter finals we were drawn against the Wolf Fields team who beat the Bs in their group. This was a very good team who had just too much for us as they beat us to get through to the semi finals and knock us out.
Going forward it was Wolf Fields and Little Ealing in the final which shows just how unfortunate our B team were to be drawn in the same group as both finalists. In the end it was local rivals that won the tournament on a very competitive day.
Well done boys, very good effort today!
It was the boys turn to showcase their cricketing talents today, this time at Osterley Cricket Club. During the group stage the boys had to play 3 games (including against the girls tournament winners from last week) and proceeded to win all three to progress into the knockout stages.
Playing with confidence, the boys continued to improve on what they were already doing and set up a semi final match against Clifton. Clifton played some fantastic cricket and unfortunately for us were too strong and brought our run in the tournament to an end.
It was a great day at the cricket though and the boys can be proud of a fourth place finish in a tournament that started with 25 teams! Well done lads.