On a beautiful day the U11 boys cricket took a break from exams and took the short trip south to Musselburgh to play Loretto School. With coach Pike, up Scafell Pike his deputy took on the role of coach for the afternoon. Felix lost the toss and the boys were asked to bowl first.
Opening the bowling would be Daniel and Orhan, who produced an excellent opening the spell creating pressure which led to an early break through from Daniel. Things ticked over into the latter part of the Loretto innings, when on debut for the U11A’s, Oliver, channelling his best Glen McGrath impression produced two fine overs, including a wicket maiden to halt Loretto’s onslaught. Tight overs followed from Kit, Tom, Sylvan, Archie and James and with the help of some wonderful fielding restricted Loretto to 71 from their 20 overs.
Orhan and Felix opened the batting and got the side off to a flyer off the first 5 overs. Orhan’s fine stroke play was prematurely ended by one big shot too many, whilst Felix continued to pick apart the Loretto attack eventually retiring 22*. This brought Tom and Conrad to the middle, in a bizarre sequence of play Tom was innocuously ran out for 1. Conrad instead of feeling the pressure of the situation deemed attack as the best form of defence and unloaded a series of powerful shots to also retire 20*. It was then left to Freddie and Archie to bring the team home with 5 overs to spare. Well done, lads!
Welcome to Cargilfield! We hope this short film gives you a glimpse of what life is like for the girls and boys at our school. We would love to welcome you in person to tour Cargilfield and explain more fully exactly what makes a Cargilfield education so special and so different. Please get in touch with Fiona Craig, our Registrar if you would like to find out more; her email address is [email protected] or you can telephone her on 0131 336 2207.