Our week of successes started on Tuesday when 2 teams of golfers from Year 3 and 4 travelled to Great Harwood golf club to compete in the tri golf tournament. There were 6 stations in the tri golf circuit that they all competed in.
These were based on putting, chipping and driving skills. Challenges included the grand national, finders keepers, dominoes, zone ball and bulls eye. Years 3 and 4 competed against one another throughout and a good sporting rivalry was evident. Final scores were Year 4 scored 227 points and Year 3 scored 207 points, giving us a total of 434 points, which made us winners of the event! Well done boys!
Tuesday evening our Under 14 boys cricket team travelled to Baxenden cricket club to play against Hollins. Our team were nervous as it was their first game as a new amalgamated team. The boys batted first and got off to shaky start. We recovered quickly with some big hitting from Jack, Arthur and Niall. We finished on 198. The Hollins opening batsmen played very well putting their team in a strong position. Oakhill took 4 quick wickets and fielded superbly and in the end won the game by 22 runs. Well done boys!
Wednesday a selected team of our Year 4, 5 and 6 girls entered the borough Year 6 girls cricket tournament. For many of the girls it was their first time ever on a cricket field. In every game the girls all bowled at least one over and batted in a pair for 2 overs. We qualified in our group and ended up coming 3rd in the tournament. The girls really did the school proud.
Wednesday afternoon our Under 13 rounders team travelled to Saint Marys Hall for a fixture. The girls began batting scoring highly in the first innings. After a half time talk the girls were encouraged to play defensively to keep down the oppositions score. The tactic worked and the girls all excelled themselves playing their best game ever. We came away well deserved winners with the final score being 15-9. Due to an early finish the girls relaxed in the sunshine with an ice cream reward!
Thursday our top six boys and girls cross country runners from Year 5 and 6 went to compete in the St Michael and St Johns annual cross country event. The course was long and loopy consisting of three laps. The girls ran first, and everyone performed to the best of their ability all pupils finished in the top 12 which was an amazing achievement.
With Felicity hot on the heels of the leader throughout the race finishing second. Next up were the boys who ran fantastically well and very tactically with five of our six runners working together to set the pace. Ben was out in front running at an exceptional pace which he maintained throughout finishing 3rd. Oliver produced an amazing 100m sprint finish to come in 6th place. Once again all finished in the top 11 a staggering achievement. We knew we had done well and waited anxiously for the results which was well worth the wait:
1st team in the girls race
1st team in the boys race
1st overall winners
The team were amazing and came home with a fully compliment of trophies and medals! Well done team
Friday it was our Year 6 boys cricket team’s turn to represent. After being drawn in a difficult group the pressure was on early coming up against Whalley and Edisford School. The boys came out on top and qualified for the quarter finals. After a nail biting finish we won the game by 3 runs with some fantastic bowling from James and Christopher. In the semi final the boys played magnificently and won the game convincingly. The pressure was on and a few boys were extremely nervous for the final against St Michael and St Johns. We batted first and got a modest total of 236 due to a good recovery by the final two batsmen Olly and Arran so we had to bowl really well. The boys fielded unbelievably well and we managed to win the final by 17 runs. Oakhill are the Ribble Valley champions. A great achievement boys!