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Girls' Football and Netball Report - 12th October

On Tuesday 20th September the Year 3 girls had their first ever netball match against Stormont and the year 4 girls had their first match of the season. Both teams were very excited.

In the Year 4 match they were off to a great start and by half time they were in the lead by 2 goals. In the second half Stormont were determined to win and came back very strongly, final score 6-4 to Stormont.

The Year 3s were very excited and tried extremely hard. They were a little unsure as to where they were meant to go but persevered. The Stormont girls were very strong, especially in attack and managed to score many goals, final score 10-0 to Stormont.

On Saturday 17th September 2 U10 teams travelled to Heath Mount to play in the Heath Mount Tournament. It was a wet and windy day and the competition was hard. The A team were first drawn against Heath Mount and found it a very tough match. They lost 1-0. They then went from strength to strength and won the next 4 matches in a row with a super 10-0 win against Beechwood Park B.

The team were then drawn against Heath Mount again in the final and fought hard but were unable to convert any of their scoring chances. They finished second overall, a great result.

The B team had some very tough matches and got better as the competition went on. They tried very hard in every match and there was some good shooting by Ella and Neve. They finished 8 out of the 10 teams there.

It was a great morning; special mentions go Ellie and Grace who were players of the tournament.

On Wednesday 21st September two 5 a-side girls' football teams travelled to Westbrook Hay. The U10s played against the Westbrook Hay B team first and played exceptionally well. Lexi was fantastic scoring goal after goal. In the first match they won 6-0 and Lexi scored 5 of the goals. In their second match they played well, Robyn did well in goal and the final score was a 3-1 win.

The U11 girls also played very well. In their first match Amelia scored a superb goal to equalise; leaving the score 1 all and in the second match Amelia scored again and Louisa managed to score as well. The final score was 3-1 with Emma setting up each goal.

A great afternoon of girls' football, well played girls.

On Wednesday 28th September the U10A and B team welcomed Heath Mount to St. Joseph's to play netball.

The A team started off strongly and soon were ahead with some superb shooting by Ellie. After half time the Heath Mount girls were determined to come back strongly and fought well. The final score for the match was a 5 all draw. Great effort and super play from both teams.

In the B team the girls played better as the match progressed, there was some super defending by May and a lovely goal was scored by Neve. All the girls tried hard. Final score 6-1 to Heath Mount.

Good luck to the U10s and U11s who are playing against St. Edmund's here.

Swimming Gala Report - September 2016

On Wednesday 14th September a team of boys and girls from years 5 and 6 travelled to Westbrook Hay for a swimming gala. It was a gloriously sunny afternoon and the outdoor pool looked particularly inviting.

There were 19 races in total including relays and individuals. The medley relay B team came 1st as did both the freestyle A and the squadron relay teams. The following children came 1st in freestyle:- Ellie, Jodi, Roman, Owen and Lola. Ellie also came first in the butterfly; Stanley first in the backstroke and Louisa first in the breaststroke.

A great afternoon was had by all. The final result was extremely close; we won by 5 points: 90-85.

Thank you to all the parents who supported throughout the afternoon.

Cricket & Rounders Reports - 20th May 2016

Cricket Report

On Friday 13th May, in overcast conditions the U9 cricket team played host to St Edmund's Prep.

Fabulous batting from each pair ensured runs were scored in every over. Each batsman played excellent defensive and attacking shots meaning we finished on a score of 253. Accurate bowling kept the St Edmund's batsmen from scoring too freely. Regular wicket taking also meant that their score kept going down. Brilliant fielding from all the players, especially Harvey and Corey, deflated the batsmen further.

St Edmund's finished on a score of 216 meaning a victory for the St Joseph's under 9 team by 37 runs.

Well done boys. Thank you to all the parents who came to support us.

Rounders Report

On Friday, 13th May an under 9/under 10 mixed girls team played superbly against St Edmund's Prep. They fielded very well and they stopped St Edmund's Prep from scoring on many occasions. By the end of the first innings the score was 71/2 - 3. When batting the girls watched carefully if St Edmund's Prep misfielded the ball and ran hard between the posts to score many rounders. A fabulous win 121/2 to 41/2. Rounders were scored by Alicia, Ellie, Robyn, Lexi, Mary, Emily and Amelia.

St Joseph's also fielded a mixed under 8/under 9 team. The girls were very excited as for some it was their first ever match. They were quite nervous and found this match a good learning experience. In the first innings it was fairly close with St Edmund's Prep being just in the lead by 111/2 rounders. In the second innings St Edmund's Prep found their form and St Joseph's struggled to keep up with their batting. Final score, 4 to St Joseph's and 111/2 to St Edmund's.

A huge thanks to all the girls who played at short notice and also those playing out of year group or out of position.

Cricket and Rounders Report - 13th May 2016

Cricket Report

On Friday 6th May, in glorious sunshine, the U11 cricket team played host to St Edmund's Prep. Excellent cricketing skills were on full display from the very first over. Good fielding, great shot making and tight accurate bowling kept the growing crowd on the edge of their seats.

Tight bowling and the steady fall of St Edmund's wickets meant that only one batsman (and extras) got into double figures. Stanley was our stand out bowler taking 2 wickets for 9 runs in 2 overs.

Our run chase got off to a poor start. We lost three quick wickets. But some fabulous shot making from Freddie and Zachary meant we were edging closer to a winning target. Losing a couple of quick wickets meant that our victory chase became one of avoiding defeat.

Determined defence from Philip and James B ensured some good St Edmund's bowling wasn't good enough to ensure a victory for our guests.

A brilliant school's cricket match, well supported by parents from both schools, left all players feeling very pleased indeed with their performance.

Well done boys. Good luck to our U9 side who play St Edmund's this afternoon.

Rounders Report

On Friday 6th May, the J4's, J3's and Ellie went to St Edmund's Prep to play rounders. The J3's played well, showing that they had taken on board lessons from the previous match. They fielded first and were accurate in their throwing and Lola, once again, was superb at catching the opposition out. By the end of the first half St Joseph's were in the lead. In the second half they showed more good fielding and some superb hitting. The final score was a very close win to St Joseph's; 7 - 81/2

The J4s also played very well. In the first innings the girls scored 51/2 rounders and through fantastic fielding managed to get the St Edmund's team all out for 21/2 . St Edmund's came back very strongly in the second innings and produced some fantastic hits but, again our fielding was fantastic. The St Joseph's girls scored even more rounders in their second innings and the final score was 10 - 131/2 and a St Joseph's win.

Rounders were scored by Ellie, Emma, Lola, Millie, Annabel and Natalya. Well played girls. Good luck to the girls who are playing at home against St Edmund's this afternoon.

A parent from St Edmund's commented on how polite the St Joe's girls were. They all thanked a St Ed's pupil for holding the door for them.

Rounders Match Report - 6th May 2016

On Wednesday 27th April the J4 girls and Jodi had their first rounders match. It was at home against Bishop's Stortford College. Pleasingly the rain stayed away and the sun came out and a lovely afternoon was had by all.

St. Joseph's batted first, it took them a while to warm up and all girls were being very cautious so as to not get out early on in the match. They then fielded and they fielded very well; Jodi performed well at bowler and the link between backstop and second was fantastic.

After the first innings the score was 9-14½ with Bishop's Stortford just in the lead. The next innings started with rounders being scored one after the other by Millie, Sakura and Annabel. Again some great play both in fielding and batting, final score 21½ to St Joseph's - 22 to Bishop's Stortford. Three rounders were scored by Millie and one by Sakura, Annabel and Ellie.

A parent from Bishop's Stortford commented on how nicely our team played together and how encouraging they were to each other throughout. Well done girls.

On Tuesday, 3rd May the J4s, J3s and some J2s travelled to Stormont to play rounders. The J3 team, along with Maddie, Daisy, Lexi and Mary tried hard. They weren't used to playing with each other and it took them a while to work out where best to throw the ball under pressure. There was some lovely bowling from Louisa and Lola managed to catch out several of the Stormont girls. The final score was 161/2 to Stormont and 5 to St Joseph's.

The J4s along with Jodi, Amelia and Ellie played well. After the first innings the score was 21/2 to both sides. The girls had fielded very well but weren't able to hit rounders. In the second innings, again the St Joseph's fielding was excellent with Annabel and Natalya stumping out 5 Stormont girls, Our hitting greatly improved with Millie scoring a rounder on her first hit. The girls carried on scoring and the final score was 8 to St Joseph's and 31/2 to Stormont.