As ever the Colts section at St Peter’s continues to thrive and there aren’t many evenings during the week or weekend mornings when you can walk through Preston Park without seeing a huge number of young boys and girls training or playing games.
The Girls Under 13’s side have continued their winning ways and only lost one game right at the beginning of the season. They topped the SCB Pairs Hardball East/South Group winning all 6 games and finished second in the Girls Hardball League. There was a big win against Brighton & Hove, bowling them out in 9 overs in reply to 131, a 45 run win against Eastbourne along with wins against Chippingdale and Bells Yew Green.
The Under 16’s boys team have won two of their six games played this season against Ditchling and Henfield.
The Under 15’s team have made it to the final of the South Area Young Cricketers League Cup with victories over Brighton & Hove and St Andrews. They also made it to the semi finals of the ECB Competition Cup but lost to Brighton & Hove in the semi finals and finished second in the league only to Preston Nomads.
The Under 14’s have had a tough season with only one victory coming against Lewes Priory.
Two Under 13’s teams have represented St Peter’s again this year. The side in Division 1 finished second to Preston Nomads winning eight games along the way. Pleasing victories coming against Burgess Hill where they restricted them to just 75 runs off 15 overs and ended up winning by 7 wickets and there was a big win against Ansty where they chased down a big total of 132 with 4 balls to spare. The second team getting a first win of the season against St Andrews where they won by a massive 8 wickets having bowled the opposition out for 65.
The Under 12’s finished third in their league with 5 victories coming against Brighton & Hove twice, St Andrew’s, St Matthias and Preston Nomads.
As the school summer holidays get into full swing the Sussex Junior Cricket Festival now starts and we hope to bring you news of how the sides get on in this competition towards the end of the season.
A big thank you to all the coaches and parents who have and continue to give up their time to taxi the players around and supervise the games, it wouldn’t be possible without your help.