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U 9 House Rounders - Holmes victorious!

On Tuesday 3rd July our U9 annual house rounders took place at Goodwin.
It was a wonderful afternoon with the girls displaying skills developed throughout the rounders season. The girls were enthusiastic and motivated to play well for their house throughout.
Thank you to our Year 9 umpires for helping make the day run so smoothly.
The overall house results were as follows:

1st - Holmes
2nd - Mercer
3rd - Whitfield
4th - Johnson
Players of the day were Neema Wright, Grace Moss and Holly Bashforth.

Miss Pursehouse

Lacrosse Club

A huge thank you to everyone who attended lacrosse club over the last six weeks!
There was a fantastic level of effort and some great skills on show. I absolutely loved having the opportunity to introduce the sport I love to such an enthusiastic and positive group of children.
I hope to see you all in September when the club begins again.

Mr Glover

In two weeks time Mr Glover will be with the England team at the World Lacrosse Championships in Israel. You can keep up with their progress on twitter via @englacrosse.

U14 & U15 House Cricket and Rounders

Fun in the sun playing House Rounders and Cricket at Hallam CC with our Senior pupils.
1st place-Holmes who won all their games
2nd place-Mercer who scored an impressive 33 rounders throughout the afternoon
3rd place- Whitfield 4th place-Johnson

Players of day:
Caitlin Sullivan for excellent fielding
Millan Cooper for a brilliant all round performance in bat and field.
Keira English for her outstanding performance as ‘Back Stop’

Mrs Mirfin

Senior House Cricket was a very closely fought affair. Playing a pairs competition Mercer and Whitfield managed to accrue large totals and could not be separated on aggregate batting and bowling scores so shared the spoils.
Whitfield finishing third and Johnson in last place.

Stand out performances on the day came from Oliver Wroth, Sam Reed and Andrew Mckinna. Jack Kelk also deserves praise for his cat like wicket-keeping and fielding display!

U11 Cricket team keep marching on!

Westbourne 130 runs all out
Burton Hathow 61 runs all out
Wednesday 27th June at Abbeydale Sports Club
The U11's cricket team keep marching on beating Burton Hathow by 69 runs.
They played a 16 over match on a glorious day on the main square at Abbeydale. Westbourne scored 130 runs all out after 15.3 overs.
Burton then went into bat and were bowled out for 61 runs.

Batsman of the day - Luca Cancello
Fielder of the day - Ameer Al Tamimi
Bowler of the day - Raafaye Ahmed
Mr I Davey

Narrow U11A Rounders win v Burton Hathow

The U11A rounders team played against Burton Hathow at Abbeydale on Wednesday 27th June.
Their target for this week was to continue to work on their decision making skills.
Their batting and fielding was much better in the first innings. It was a close first innings with us leading by just 1 rounder. The girls were given a constructive talk and re-positioned. The bowling by Lola was much better in the second inning however, the girls were very unlucky at times with where their ball was placed and Burton Hathow gained a few ½ rounders due to misfielding.
The Westbourne girls clearly wanted to win and worked hard to increase the lead. The last few minutes of the game was quite tense. The end result was 11 rounders to 10 1/2 to Westbourne.

The girls of the match were Jasmine Head and Lola Brereton.

Westbourne Kwik Cricket & Rounders Festival

A brilliant afternoon of sport at Abbeydale saw 140 children from Sheffield compete in the annual Westbourne Kwik Cricket and rounders festival.
Westbourne entertained Greenhill school in the final who smashed their way to a huge total. Westbourne battled hard but Greenhill ran out eventual winners. In the Rounders festival we had a total of 6 schools including Westbourne take part. It was a wonderful afternoon with many pupils playing Rounders for the very first time as well as more experienced players improving on their already developed skills whilst supporting their peers.
We were lucky with the weather making it an even better afternoon. Many parents came to support which was lovely to see.
Our U10 team were enthusiastic from the start and they were determined to bring home the trophy. They batted very well and displayed some good communication skills when fielding. The girls proved worthy of the trophy and won all their matches making them the winners of the U10 Rounders Festival.
Player of the day trophies were awarded to Nora Gregory for excellent batting and Grace Moss for all round playing.
Thank you to Greenhill, Totley, Nethergreen, Hallam, St Thomas of Canterbury and Dore Primary Schools for making this such an amazing day. Thank you to our Year 11 girls and to OW Robert Gyte for helping with the umpiring.

Double U15 Rounders win v Scarborough College and Orchard

The U15A rounders team visited Harrogate Cricket Club today to play Scarborough College. The girls had a solid performance in the first innings, scoring 13 rounders to 4. Nina Sanderson was outstanding in field, catching several players out. In the second innings, Chloe Bennett and Abi Crapper were exceptional batters and the team scored another 12 rounders, Scarborough only managing to attain 9 and a half. The final score was 25-13 and a half. Mrs Mirfin ALSO, A good afternoon of rounders for the U15B team beating Orchard away 18 runs to 11.5 to Westbourne. The girls batted well, scoring 10 in the first innings and 8 in the second from 27 good balls. Westbourne fielded well, accurately returning balls from the outfield limiting the runs orchard could score. GOTD to I. Hardcastle and to N. Fitzgerald for fantastic communication and fielding between backstop and first base. All girls contributed to an amazing win! Mr Jewitt

U9 Cricket win v Mylnhurst

Westbourne: 122 Mylnhurst: 72

Mylnhurst opened the batting at Holmesfield Cricket Club and scored 72 runs, with Bowler of the Day Slate Grant taking 2 wickets and George Blank taking 3 catches.
Westbourne batted second, scoring a total of 122 runs, with some scintillating batting from Oliver Brown and George Blank. The Batter of the Day went to Harry Johnstone who scored 2 sixes and 3 fours. Well done to all the boys for a fantastic team performance.

Year 5-8 House Cricket and Rounders

Fantastic atmosphere at our House Cricket and Rounders event. Well done to all the teams and special congratulations to... Rounders overall winners - Johnson Cricket overall winners - Mercer

Girls - Players of the day; Jasmine Head, Lola Brereton, Angela Pereira and Nieve Mohan.

Boys - Players of the day; Joe Davies, Ben Hartog, Jacob Tunstead, Jack Baker and Jake Peat.

U11 Cricket win v Mylnhurst

Westbourne 180 runs Mylnhurst 86 runs Westbourne played cricket at Abbeydale on the main square beating Mylnhurst by 94 runs. It's the biggest batting total an U11 cricket team have scored at Westbourne School in the past 20 years. All Westbourne boys batted and bowled with David Hughes and Ben Hartog getting boys of the day. Congratulations to all the U11 cricket team for an amazing performance. Mr Elvidge Latham

U11B Convincing Cricket win v Mylnhurst

Fantastic afternoon of cricket from the U11B team v Mylnhurst today, with Westbourne winning 146 runs to 31. The boys opened the batting well, sending 4s all over the pitch, with special mention to Joseph Matthewman picking clever spaces in the slips throughout his innings. When fielding we didn’t give Mylnhurst time to gain momentum, taking wickets left, right and centre. POTD went to Joe Davies for 5 wickets (4 bowled, 1 caught) and to Adam Khan for working hard on his bowling at home and tackling a wicket today as well as a great batting innings. Well done boys. Mr Jewitt

Convincing win v Lincoln Minster

The U14s Boys cricket team had a convincing win against Lincoln Minster on Tuesday afternoon at Abbeydale. We kept Lincoln down to a score of 72 for 3 but knocked them off with four overs to spare. For the second day running Ellis Green contributed significantly with a tight bowling spell and useful runs. Pictured with Alvaro Bayona as the opening pair strode out to bat in their lovely new Westbourne Cricket whites!

Sheffield Schools' Cricket Champions!

The under 13 girls beat off 9 other state schools to become Sheffield schools Cricket champions today. The girls all played excellently with a superb team spirit, winning all their league games including one ‘bowl off’ v a very strong Tapton side (Trixie hitting the Stumps to win the game). They then beat Meadowhead convincingly in the final to take the trophy. Well done to all 8 girls: Lulu M Parry Trixie M Parry Jorja Hague Kiran Draviaraj Esme Naylor Christina Bayona Grace Brown Martha Wood

U9 Rounders win v Ranby

Yesterday Tuesday 12th June the U9 rounders team played Ranby House at Ranby The girls performed very well continuing their winning streak. Their continued levels of enthusiasm and commitment throughout the game was wonderful to see. Their target for this game was to demonstrate better communication and make less errors when fielding. Their communication was much better this game however they need to think more carefully about who they need to throw to during the game before throwing the ball. The girls displayed some very good batting skills but they need to be more consistent with connecting with the ball. The final score was 4 1/2 - 3 1/2 rounders to Westbourne. Their target for next week is to continue to work on their decision making skills. Player of the day was Lily Radley.

U11A secure clear win v Old Vicarage School Derby

Wednesday 23rd May Old Vicarage 34 runs Westbourne 110 runs.  The under 11A cricket team played Old Vicarage School in Derby today winning by 76 runs. The boys had high energy levels and transferred this to the game. Fielder of the day was again Tom Raw who made an outstanding catch. Batter of the day was Luka Cancello who backed up well and scored many runs and bowler of the day was Wil Hawley who got 5 wickets including 4 wickets in one over.
Mr Elvidge Latham   

U13A rounders win v Lincoln Minster 23rd May

Westbourne 21 rounders, Lincoln Minster 13 and a half.
It was a glorious day at Abbeydale when the U13A rounders team faced tough opponents, Lincoln Minster. It was a close result after the first innings 5 to LM, 7 and a half to WB. In the second innings, Lincoln Minster were determined to pull back the score and managed to attain 8 and a half rounders. Westbourne girls knew they had to have a successful batting innings in order to maintain the lead. Fortunately, the girls were brilliant and managed to achieve 13 rounders! Several rounders were scored by Trixie and Lulu Morrison-Parry and Evie Reynolds. Christina Bayona was also nominated by the opposition as ‘player of the day’ for her excellent bowling.
Mrs Mirfin

U13 win v Old Vicarage, Derby

The U13s were successful down in Derby today. Old Vicarage batted first and were kept down to 64 for 8 in their 16 overs. There were successful bowling spells from Jack Baker and Ellis Green both narrowly missing out on Hat-tricks but also bowling accurately around the off stump! Louis Farquahar taking superb one handed diving catch. When we batted Hugh Heath played their county bowler much better than his bat which finished up in two pieces. He saw off the opening bowler and we were sailing along at 30 without loss. We got off to a good start but then lost 3 quick wickets. Ellis Green and Jack Baker settled things down with some sensible accumulation at the end and we won the game with 6 overs to spare! Playing yourself in is still a valuable skill and allows you time the ball much better as you progress.
Mr Davey

U11C Team cricket win v Ranby away

Another great afternoon of cricket today for the U11C team away at Ranby House School, with Westbourne winning the tight game 67 runs to 63. Rayaan Sheel, Freddie Knowles and Jacob O’Donnell took 2 wickets each, they too have clearly been doing their bowling homework! Well done to all the boys, all players batted well and only lost 2 wickets throughout the whole game. Particularly great batting from Captain Mitchel Guest and from Ameer Al Tamimi.
Mr Jewitt

Rounders win v Beech Hall

Today Tuesday 22nd May the U9 rounders team played Beech Hall at Goodwin Sports Centre. The girls once again performed fantastically continuing their winning streak. Their enthusiasm and level of commitment throughout the game was wonderful to see. Their target for this game was to demonstrate better communication and make less errors when fielding. Their fielding was much better this game however they need to be louder with their communication still with each other. Once again the girls were on it immediately and there was some excellent batting skills displayed by all our girls. After the first innings Westbourne was leading by 8 to1 rounders. After the first inning the girls were given constructive feedback and re-positioned and they then went into their final innings. With the current lead it enabled us to bring in and play all the girls in Year 3 and 4 within the final innings. The final score was 11 - 6 rounders to Westbourne. Their target for next week is to work on decision making skills. Player of the day was Evie Cole which was given by the girls from Beech Hall.
Miss Pursehouse

Great win for the U9As v Beech Hall

On Tuesday the 22nd May, the U9 A’s had a great afternoon of cricket, beating Beech Hall 87 runs to 43. Fantastic batting from all of the pupils, with special mentions to Beckett Teague who scored 3 sixes from one over and Oliver Brown for the most runs scored from a single over (19). During Westbourne’s fielding innings Beech Hall were immediately tested by George Blank, taking 3 wickets in his first over and also by Heath, who has clearly been doing his bowling practice homework! Well done to all of the team.
Mr Jewitt

Fulwood Lawn Tennis Club hosted two mini red school challenges on Saturday 12 May. The second tournament was a Prep tournament comprising of 6 teams in total from from Westbourne, Birkdale and Sheffield Girls. Westbourne had just one team in this one - Danny Pudil, Theo Fletcher, Finlay Blackwell and Advait Shastry. Westbourne won all their matches and were therefore Champions. Theo Fletcher is only a Year 1 pupils playing with and against the older children! Well done boys. 8 year old Finley has just played in his first ever mini orange tournament winning every match. He will now play in the final on Sunday 20th May at Hallamshire Tennis Club against a ten year old. This will formed part of the Great British Tennis weekend. Good Luck from all of us! Playing in the first tournament were Danny Pudil, William Rayner, Mohammed Hashim, Theo Fletcher and Oscar Head, Yangyi Ren, Stelios Oikonomou, Marcus Forster. Great effort boys and well done to all involved!
Mr Elvidge Latham

U11 A & B secure 2 great wins v Barlborough Hall

Barlborough Hall A -22 Westbourne A 91 Barlborough Hall B 32 Westbourne B 65 The U11 A and B cricket teams played away Barlborough Hall on Wednesday 16th May. Westbourne produced two fantastic performances winning both matches comfortably. Tom Raw was fielder of the match with a great catch at square leg for the A's. William Hawley was the best bowler with 3 wickets and Faizaan who scored 23 runs with the bat off 9 balls. Daniel Li received joint boy of the match for the B's with his great batting. Rayaan produced some excellent bowling with a wicket and also got boy of the match. A great energetic team performance from all the boys.
Mr Elvidge

Narrow defeat for the U13s against a very strong Hill House

Westbourne U13 A's 109 for 9 Hill House U13 A's 112 for 6 A narrow defeat for the U13s against a very strong team. Hill House just managed to sneak past our total with 3 balls to spare. Westbourne batted first, Heath catching the eye with a few elegant shots in the opening overs. Jake Peat then came in 4 and was far more destructive in amassing his 29 runs. Freddie Foster-Major also showed he is capable scoring when batting against the incredibly quick Yorkshire U13's bowler at the end of our innings. When Hill House batted Ellis Green set some sensible fielding positions but a good display from two county players meant that Hill House gained the upper hand. Jake Peat bowled us back in to contention and we very nearly pulled off a victory as the middle order of Hill House collapsed. A case of what might have been and a few questions about fielding technique were raised for next time in the dressing room.
Mr Davey

U9 rounders win v S Anselms 15th May

On Tuesday 15th May the U9 rounders team played S Anselms at S Anselms, the girls were enthusiastic throughout the match and worked hard displaying some excellent batting skills. After the first innings Westbourne was leading by 7 to 4 1/2 rounders. After the first inning the girls were given constructive feedback and re-positioned and they then went into their final innings. Unfortunately they did not play as well in the second inning and they ended up losing this inning 3 rounders to 4 1/2 rounders. It was a very close game overall with the end result being 10 rounders to Westbourne and 9 rounders to St Anselms. This was a wonderful achievement for our U9 girls. Players of the day were Evie Cole for her batting and Grace Moss for her very good backstopping and batting skills.
Miss Pursehouse

Sheffield Schools Athletics City Selection

Congratulations to Molly Meleady and Harrison Cundy who represented Westbourne School with distinction at the Sheffield Schools Athletics City Selection meet. Molly, who is part of the England squad came first at her age group at 1000m Race-Walking. Harrison came 3rd in the High Jump with a respectable 1.55m jump. Both students have qualified to represent Sheffield Schools (and Westbourne of course)
Mr Mottley


U9 Rounders team win v Orchard - On Tuesday 8th May

the U9 Rounders team played against Orchard at Abbeydale. The girls had a slow start down to some teething issues with batting. They were connecting with the ball but unfortunately most of the hits went directly to the fields. After the first innings Westbourne was only just leading by 1 1/2 rounders. After the first inning the girls were given constructive feedback and re-positioned and they then went into their final innings. It was evident the girls became more determined to improve their batting performance as most girls obtained either a 1/2 or full rounder for every bat they got. By the end of our final innings the score was 13 rounders to 8 1/2 rounders to Westbourne School. Players of the day were Evie Cole for her batting and Poppy Fletcher for her bowling. Their target for next week is to work on their communication and making less errors when fielding.
Miss Pursehouse

Sports Day at The English Institute of Sport

On Thursday 11th May we held our annual . Pupils from Year 3-11 competed in several different track and field events.   Sports Day allows our pupils to showcase some of the athletic skills learned in P.E. and Games lessons such as Javelin, Long Jump, Sprinting and High Jump. We started off with a 60 meter sprint which was split in different year and single sex groups.  The Year 3 & 4 sports day took part in the afternoon with races such as 60m, racquet and ball and bucket and ball. The day finished with the highly competitive school relays and final sprint races. Friendship, co-operation and good sportsmanship joined together to create an amazing day.  Many thanks to Miss Pursehouse for coordinating the day, to our teaching staff for their contribution to the day and a special thank you to our pupils for their enthusiasm and effort.
Miss Pursehouse

U11 cricket win v S Anselms - Wednesday 9th May.

U11 cricket win v S Anselms - Westbourne won with 10 overs remaining. The U11 cricket team captained Luca Cancello played against S. Anselms on Wednesday 9th May. The boys produced a fantastic performance on the main cricket square bowling S Anselm's out for 54 runs. Aaryan opened the bowling for Westbourne bowling high quality overs. The bowling from all of the boys was of a high standard not giving away many wides. We then went into bat and made 55 runs with 10 overs to spare. The boys had match tea in the clubhouse which they really enjoyed.
Mr Jewitt

U10A cricket victory over S Anselm

On Wednesday 9th of May we saw a fantastic cricket performance from the U10A cricket squad, clinching victory over S Anselms by just over 20 runs, with the final score 136-114 to Westbourne. The boys played 20-20 cricket, with each team facing 20 overs. Luca Allcroft and Adam Wroth both took wickets when bowling and Adam Wroth’s lightning fast reactions left him with two more wickets whilst at wicket keeper. Whilst batting, five Westbourne boys had to be retired based on the amount of runs they had scored, which consequently lead to a resounding Westbourne victory.
Mr Jewitt

U11A rounders tournament v Ranby

On Wednesday 9th May our U11 rounders team took part in the tournament with Witham, Ranby House School, Burton Hathow and Lincoln Minster. The girls were excited to play in their first rounders match and tournament of the season. The first game was against Witham. The team had a slow start due to not successfully connecting with the ball and striking the ball into spaces and miss fielding. Unfortunately we lost this game 6 to 1 1/2 rounders. The next game was against the Lincoln Minster. The girls had a much better game batting and fielding. It was a close game but Westbourne won 4 1/2 to 3 rounders. The third game was against Burton Hathow. The girls throwing accuracy, fielding and batting placement was getting better throughout our third game. This game was very evenly matched. Despite this the girls just lost this game by 1/2 a rounder. Our final game was against Ranby House School. The girls played well and tried their best. We saw some lovely support play from Eleanor Reynolds Cole, Nell Lidster and Elizabeth Goodfellow. The girls lost their final game 5 to 3 reounders. Player of the match was Lola Brereton for her excellent bowling skills.
Miss Pursehouse
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