Cricket Cup Final Winners!

U14 Boys Named Isle of Wight Cricket Champions!

On Wednesday, the U14 boys’ cricket team played against Sandown Bay Academy for the IOW cup final. Skipper Jack E winning the toss and choosing to bowl first. This set the tone for a classic encounter. Sandown’s opening batsman was very impressive, contributing a partnership of 70 runs despite good bowling from Ben O, Alfie P and Ollie C. Overall, Sandown set a massive target of 133 for TIFS to chase down in just 20 overs.
TIFS opening batters Tom W and Max S-P did well to keep the scoreboard ticking over and keep Sandown’s dangerous bowling team quiet. After the first wickets fell, incoming batters Toby N and Max H, who smashed the ball at times out the ground, brought the game right to the wire. With the final 2 overs remaining, Harrison B held his nerve to hit the winning runs with just 4 balls remaining.
Mr Marriott said afterwards, “What an incredible achievement – not only to win the cup but the way the boys managed it. Sandown set them a huge target but the boys battled on. It was just a joy to watch and the school can be extremely proud of them.”