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Table Cricket Scores High Again as School Site finish Creditable Third

On Wednesday 1st March, our table cricketers travelled the short distance to The 1st Central County Ground, the home of Sussex Cricket, to represent Woodlands Meed in the annual table cricket competition.  After the successes of last year, there was a lot of excitement surrounding this competition as we fielded 6 students from last year’s     triumphant team, and welcomed two students who were making their competitive debut.

In addition to our superstars there were six other teams competing, including teams from Manor Green College, Downsview and St Piers. 

We started strongly in our first match against Downsview Link College where our students put into practice what they have learnt during their coaching sessions.  Some great fielding and bowling was demonstrated, but it was our expert batting that resulted in a deserved victory, winning by 24 runs!

Our final match was against Manor Green College who had won their first match so we knew only a win would see us through to the regionals.  Again, our students gave everything against a very tough opponent, and finished with a very respectable 228 runs.  Despite some heroic fielding and committed bowling, we eventually lost our second game.   Although we were disappointed not to progress to the regionals, our students should be extremely proud of how they played, and take a lot of heart that they lost to the eventual winners.  

All our students demonstrated great teamwork and sportsmanship throughout.  They were an absolute credit to the school! 

Special mention to Jadon who epitomised what sport should be about; skill, pride and most importantly enjoyment!  Well done Jadon!

A massive thank you to Jan James for leading this trip only hours after The Hawth performance celebrating 10 years of Woodlands Meed that she was so heavily involved in! 

Congratulations everyone, we are so proud of you all!