Fielding compete at West London Cricket Finals
On Tuesday, Fielding took a Year 5 cricket team to compete in this years West London Finals. We qualified for the West London Finals as Borough Champions by winning the Ealing competition and were now representing Ealing against the champions from every other West London Borough. Unfortunately, a lot of our winning team is in France this week so Year 5 children were invited to try out for the team to go in their place. The guys that were selected have great potential but we were expecting a tough day as we were going into without the tournament experience that other teams would have had.
Our first game of the day was against Brent champions, Sudbury, who lost the toss and so were fielding first. Each of our batters started well and set a very good score of 286. In a lot of games this would be a winning score but Sudbury were excellent in bat and scored 357.
In game 2 we had Pinner Wood, Harrow champions and were batting first. We set a score of 256 which wasn't our best but we were determined to work hard in the field and try to get our first win. We did well and took some wickets but Pinner Wood held firm and scored 278 runs.
Cranford Primary School from Hounslow were our third game of the day and after 2 losses we were learning lessons and starting to grow into the day. We played some great cricket and scored 261 in bat and then in field took wickets and limited the amount of boundaries. It was going to be a close score but after the final bowl the umpire told us Cranford had won by just 8 runs with a score of 269.
Going into our final game against John Betts from Hammersmith and Fulham we knew we wouldn't be making the final but we were still chasing our first win of the day. John Betts looked like a decent team but we kept our heads up, reflected on the day so far and showed great resilience in giving it our all once more. We scored 242 in bat but then John Betts tournament experience came through as they finished their day with another win as they scored 259.
So we finished the day without a win but still felt very proud to be representing the Borough without any major losses. Our Year 5 team did extremely well by stepping in at fairly short notice for the days cricket but now have a great experience under their belts for next year. Well done everyone.