23 May 2023

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ESAA Track & Field Cup - Thursday 18 May 2023

Girls' Track & Field Cups

Kirkham Grammar School junior and inter girls teams were well prepared and ready for action in the first round of the ESAA Track and Field Cup. The girls started in the field racking up multiple points in the pole vault, high jump and discus events. As the morning went on, KGS continued to impress with both their determination and team work. The afternoon brought their track events starting with the 1500m. Throughout the afternoon all athletes performed incredibly well, achieving personal bests in various events.

At the end of the day, both junior and inter teams were crowned Lancashire Champions, securing a place in the Regional A finals to be held at Trafford AC on Wednesday 7 June.

Boys' Track & Field Cups

An outstanding performance from Kirkham Intermediate Boys Athletics team, with lots of promise shown from the junior team.

The junior boys came 3rd with 308 points, behind St Aidans on 343 points and winners Lancaster Grammar on 353 points. Notable performances from the junior team came from Harry Lawson in the 800m and Ziad Hassan in the 100m.

The Intermediate boys cruised to first place with 408 points, with St Aidans in second on 380 points and Lancaster Grammar on 342 points. This means Kirkham qualify for the Regional finals in June. Stand out performances came from Josh Sumner in the 200m, Cieran Milligan in the 800m, Stan Collinson in the 1500m, Max Musson in the Hurdles, Jagat Virdee in the high jump  and Charlie Bray in the triple jump. All athletes scoring over 30 points when combined with their second event.

Well done to all of our athletes!


KGS U14 v Merchant Taylors U14 - Saturday 20 May 2023

Merchant Taylors U14: 72-9 (20 overs)

KGS U14: 74-3 (16 overs)

(KGS won by 7 wickets)

On a beautiful sunny morning, KGS Captain, Oliver Y won the toss and put the opposition in to bat first. Merchant Taylors made a quick start but were soon pegged back by the bamboozling spin twins of Jake H (1 wicket for 13 runs) and Ali S (3 wickets for 6 runs), and at one point Ali was on a hat-trick! The opponents staggered to 72-9 off their overs with some excellent seam bowling from Brodie B (2 wickets for 6 runs) and Seth G (2 wickets for 11 runs), with special mention to Ethan S who took a fine catch. It was then a slow and steady start by Kirkham's opening batsmen, with Brodie B making a patient 10 runs.

Merchant Taylors bowled a disciplined length and made the scoring difficult for Kirkham, but Oliver Y smashed a quick 36 not out with 8 boundaries to secure victory well within the allotted time. This is now 4 wins out of 4 for the U14 KGS team with much to look forward to after their half term break.

KGS U13 Lancashire Cup

The KGS U13s are having a good cup run this year: Currently in the quarter-final having played against Ripley St Thomas, Bishop Rawstorne and St Hilda’s.

Round 1 was at Ripley St Thomas. Kirkham batted first showing confidence with the bat and utilising the small boundary scoring 129-3. Then bowled with patience which was supported by the fielding leading to Ripley St Thomas scoring 82-6 off their 20 overs.

Round 2 was against Bishop Rawstorne. Having lost the toss, Bishop Rawstorne chose to bat first. When bowling KGS took wickets regularly, supported by the fielding leading to a couple of run outs with Bishop Rawstorne scoring 84-5. When Kirkham batted they also lost wickets at regular intervals but managed to keep scoring. Resulting in winning in the last over: 85-8.

Round 3 was vs St Hilda’s. Having lost the toss again and being put into bat, KGS got off to a strong start with scoring two boundaries in the first over. They kept scoring quickly and finished on 171-6 from 20 overs. KGS' bowling started strong with 2 wickets in the first 3 overs resulting in St Hilda’s scoring 118-9.

U11/U10 Rounders v St Mary's Hall - Saturday 20 May 2023

Our U11 and U10 girls (some of the girls are pictured at the top of this page) played in their first Rounders fixture away at St Mary's Hall on a lovely summer day. The teams showcased their batting skills and their fielding improved as the game progressed.

Well played, girls! 

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