U9As v Beeston Hall

LPS@TH U9 A Team (253 Runs) v Beeston U9 A Team (295 Runs)

LPSTH U9 A team played hosts to Beeston Hall at home under the captaincy of Reuben B. Playing the “Pairs” format of the game (with an “incredi-ball”) the opposition won the toss and opted to bowl. The going was tough against a strong bowling attack and an organized field that saw Beeston limit LPSTH to a final score of 253. Captain Reuben B scoring the highest individual number of runs with 8.
A total of 4 wickets were taken by LPSTH in the next 20 overs bowled. The first was clean bowled by Thomas H and the second a run out, this time from the bowling of Jack J after a mix up in communication between the batsmen. LPSTH’s third wicket was bowled and caught by Finlay W and finally Jack J made a fine catch in the field off Thomas H bowling his last over. Some excellent bowling and fielding was not enough to curtail their opposition and Beeston amassed a total of 295 off their 20 overs. Additional special mentions go to Alex S for his improved bowling, Theo C who bowled and fielded superbly during the match and Jacob C and Archie S for fantastic all-round performances.
Man of the Match, Thomas H for a good all round performance, including the taking of two wickets (with consistently accurate bowling and quick thinking in the field). Well done Thomas.

Team: Reuben B, Theo C, Thomas H, Jack J, Archie S, Finlay W, Alex S, Jacob C

U9Bs v Beeston Hall

LPSTH U9B Vs Beeston Hall B LPSTH 267 Beeston Hall 321

On a sunny afternoon LPSTH welcomed Beeston Hall in what would be a first time match for many of the team. LPSTH started the batting and struggled to hit many of the balls, but managed to make some excellent runs, adding to their score. Ted batted particularly strongly, hitting the only 4 for the team. Unfortunately a few mistimed runs resulted in wickets and the innings finished with a score of 267.
Beeston batted well and soon their score was creeping up. Strong bowling from Harry, Oli and Ted saw each receive a wicket, but despite their efforts, Beeston took the match with an impressive score of 321. An enjoyable game of cricket on a sunny afternoon, where all the team gained valuable match experience, ready to take into next season.

Team: Oli W, Sam S, Roo C, Ted R-P, Leo C-A, Charlie C, Harry L, Oscar W

U11 A v Old Buckenham Hall School  

LP AT TH 147. OBH 130. A win by 17 for LP AT TH

The boys travelled to OBH to play their counterparts in the last match of the season we won the toss and elected to bat. We lost James early, then JC (17) and Archie (16) looking good before both were caught in consecutive balls which brought Bertie to the crease and he was soon hitting some big shots including two sixes he went in to score his first 50 for the school and he was well supported by James A with 18 runs before he fell allowing Lennon to come in and score a quick fire 14 giving us a total of 147 for 5.
OBH started their innings strongly and we unfortunately fell into the trap of bowling too many extras, but a great arch by JC brought the first wicket before James A made the important break through bowling one of their star batsmen, Henri then had the next player caught by Reilly, ensuring that we won the game by 17 runs
This was a great game between two good sides which ebbed and flowed throughout and the result was in the balance until the last two overs
This was a great way to finish the season and I would
Like to thank the boys for their efforts throughout the term and the parents for their support.
Team: James M, JC , Bertie C, Archie C, Reilly B, James A, Lennon T, Oliver B, Henri B, Sebastian L, Henry S

U13A  v Old Buckenham Hall School

LPS@TH: 149-4 (20 overs)  OBH: 121-4 (20 overs)

LPS@TH won by 28 runs.

In their final game of the season, the boys were able to keep their unbeaten record in tact by beating Old Buckingham Hall School by 28 runs.
LPS@TH batted first and we managed to post an impressive 149 from our 20 overs. This was despite being just 30-3 after 10 overs. It was Arthur and Elliott’s partnership of 120, which enabled us to accelerate our innings in the second half, with Arthur finishing unbeaten on 57 and Elliott unbeaten on 68; both boys played exceptionally well and with positivity.

In reply, OBH started well only losing one wicket in the first 13 overs, however our tight bowling and strategic field placing meant their required run rate steadily increased. OBH ended up leaving themselves too much to do, and when Luca got the all important breakthrough thanks to a smart stumping from Elliott, this swung the game significantly into our favour. We managed to close the game out well to win by 28 runs, a fitting way to end an excellent season. Well done boys.

Team: Campbell T, Nathan M, William B, Arthur C, Elliott H, Luca P, Danny W, Harry SC, Charl M, Daniel G, Joel F.

2nd XI v Old Buckenham Hall School 

LPS@TH 2nd XI (106 Runs – All out) v Old Buckenham Hall School 2nd XI (108 Runs for 4 off 16 overs)
Final result LPS@TH 106 All out OBH 108 For 4 off 16 overs

Yesterday LPS@TH 2nd XI welcomed Old Buckenham Hall School to Taverham Hall for their final fixture of the season.
Captained by wicket keeper James C, LPS@TH lost the toss and were put in to bat.

The start did not go well for LPS@TH losing 3 of their 4 opening batsmen in quick succession. Only Louis M hung around and went on to score an amazing 53 runs to keep LPS@TH in the match. Muqtada H and Miles M weighed in with a useful partnership in the middle order Muqtada H adding a respectable 11 runs to the final total of 106 all out.

Despite LPS@TH bowling and fielding well OBH were in overdrive and surpassed the LPS@TH total in the 16th over to take the match. LPS@TH took 4 wickets, 3 clean bowled (by Louis M, Ben S and James C) and a good catch in the field by Ben S off the bowling of Ryan W.

MOTM was awarded to Louis M whose 53 runs showed real dogged determination and class at a point that the team needed to build a realistic challenge to their opposition.
Captain James C will be pleased for the most part with the team’s fielding and bowling attack and know that with a bit more concentration from the batting attack the result may have been very different.

A good effort today boys against a good side some really good passages of play within the match.

Team: Ryan W, Tafadswa S, Ben S, Hugo G, James C(c), Miles M, Louis M, Muqtada H, Archie S, Charlie B.