The latest Bethany School sports news as summer term fixtures continued this week, including a host of cricket matches where team work pulled it all together.
Tuesday 14th June
Bethany U14 Girls cricket vs Dover College
Bethany U14 Girls cricket team played Dover College and were put into bat first. Pick of the partnerships were Lily Faulkner and Emma Kuhepa with quick running between the wickets a some well placed boundaries. A final total of 263 runs was a good score by the team. Dover had several experienced players and quickly set about scoring runs with their opening pairs playing some powerful shots. Bethany bowled and fielded with increasing accuracy as the Dover innings progressed. A final score of 290 by the Dover team sealed victory.
Player of the match – Georgia Harker
Coaches Player – Emma Kuhepa
Bethany U15 Girls cricket vs Dover College
Bethany U15 Girls cricket team played Dover College in a competitive match with some well-timed batting strokes and accurate bowling and sharp fielding from both sides. Bethany were put into bat first and some strong hitting by Elsa Taylor was well fielded by the Dover Players and prevented boundaries being scored. Bethany ran well between the wickets and kept the score board ticking over with pick of the batting performances coming from Keeley Howells who found gaps to score two excellent fours. A final total of 275 was scored for 5 wickets. Dover started their batting innings slowly with good bowling from Bethany limiting the run rate. However, the Dover second and third pairs found their form and scored several boundaries. Excellent fielding throughput the match, and particularly from Twinkle Tappenden and Ella Smith slowed the run rate at times but as the fourth pair came into bat an overall total of 284 was scored for 2 wickets and saw Dover College secure victory in the match.
Player of the match – Elsa Taylor
Coaches Player – Twinkle Tappenden
U15 A Boys Cricket
Bethany U15 A’s hosted Ashford school on Tuesday afternoon Bethany lost the toss and were put into bowl. Sam Denny and James candeloro opened up the bowling very well keeping it tight for the most part. James took two wickets in his first three overs. After this Ashford settled well and began to score freely. This instigated a double bowling change luca Chettiar getting a wicket maiden with his first over and Josh Hughes getting a double wicket maiden. Ashford ended the 16 overs on a score of 87 for 9.
On a hot afternoon Bethany started their batting innings off well against a string Ashford bowling attack. A solid batting display from Will Edmeades-sterns enable the others to bat around him looking to score quick runs. With 1 over to go Bethany needed 4 runs to win, an early 2 was scored followed by 2 wickets. This meant with 2 balls to go Bethany needed 2 to win. Ashford thankfully bowled a wide meaning Bethany won with a ball to spare by 5 wickets.
Player of the match – Will Edmeades-Sterns
Coaches’ player – Billy Bolton-Ferret
Wednesday 15th June 2022
On Wednesday afternoon Bethany Hosted Radnor house for what turned out to be a very competitive afternoon of cricket. Two special mentions go to Oscar Scott and Ben Krovina who not only batted very well scoring 27 and 22 not out respectively but also managed the game very well as joint captain. From a Bethany bowling perspective Lucas Schippers opened the bowling extremely well.
Due to lack of time at the end of the game, it finished in a draw but it was looking to be a competitive close finish.
Player of the match – Oscar Scott
Coaches’ player – Ben Krovina
Wednesday 15th June 2022
U13A Girls Cricket v Radnor House – Away
On a very warm sunny afternoon the U13A’s travelled to Radnor to play in, for most what was their first ever hard ball match. Radnor won the toss and decided to bat first. The U13A’s started well with an excellent opening over from Safi Chettier, taking a wicket (Caught & Bowled) and only giving away one run. When the U13A’s bowling was on target and coupled with a good performance in the field Maisie Frankum, Ellie Turner and Niamh Ainsworth as Wicket Keeper Radnor found it hard to score.
The opening overs of the U13A’s batting saw a number of quick singles scored and then when Niamh took on the bowlers, the U13A’s were looking good for a possible win. But then some tight bowling from Radnor and a few U13A’s wickets meant that Radnor held out for the win.
Despite the loss against a more experienced Radnor hard ball team, the U13A’s can be very proud of their efforts and clear progress was made even throughout the game. The future looks promising.
Final score: Bethany U13A (268) lost to Radnor House (296) by 28 runs
(teams start on 200 runs)
Players of the Match (as chosen by Radnor)
Bowler – Indy Buck-Cowley / Batter – Niamh Ainsworth
Olivia James – For clear improvement in her bowling during the match and a determined batting performance as well.
Niamh Ainsworth – For a brilliant all round performance – both as Wicket Keeper and a powerful batting performance with a match top score of 20 runs.
Wednesday 15th June 2022
U12A Girls Cricket v Radnor House – Away
Opening the batting the Bethany girls were set an aim to achieve a large number of runs that Radnor House could not match, and that’s exactly what they did. Mia Lawley and Mia Castle batted superbly well together scoring on every ball except 2 scoring 4, 4’s. Juliet Tapner then scored 2 4’s followed by Ruby Peters scoring 3, 4’s and a 6. Cecily Chettiar and Sophie Finnamore then also picked up 6’s. Amelia Bickford hit another 4 before Megan Marsh also joined the club! Bethany scored 151 runs which was an outstanding way to achieve their aim.
We then went into field, performing well with more consistent bowling than previous weeks. Both Grace Holmes and Amelia took wickets with Juliet and Mia Lawley feilding
Final Score: Bethany U12A 351 to Radnor 285 runs (started on 200)