On a day glorious June day our U11A boys took to the field to play Belhaven. Wilfred won the toss and without hesitation decided to bat first on a green pitch with favourable overhead conditions for the bowlers. Monty and Edward opened, but both fell relatively cheaply to an excellent opening spell from the Belhaven openers. Archie and Caspian settled the nerves with some fine stroke play, but when Caspian fell it left the Cargilfield men in trouble for the first time this season at 31-3. Our batting depth was tested and it stepped up, Jamie and Archie formed a dominant partnership which progressed our score nicely. This was alongside valuable contributions from Theo, Dexter, Rafa and Alexander which enabled Cargilfield to post 113 in 20 overs.
Wilfred and Caspian opened the bowling superbly and confined Belhaven to 8-1 off 4 overs. Alexander and Oliver were our first change bowlers and again created problems for the Belhaven batters and both picked up wickets. Cargilfield looked to be cruising to victory, but a big middle order recovery put the pressure on the boys. This is where our Leg-Spin duo of Edward and Oliver worked their magic and bowled the side to victory.
Players of the match went to Jamie for his 25* and Oliver who bowled 4 overs taking 4 wickets for 8 runs.
A super performance from the boys and the fielding guru Sean needs to be commended as the boys were outstanding in the field!
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.