The Year 7 cricket team has finished top of the Leeds cricket league after travelling to second placed Roundhay High School for the playoff final last Friday.
Having beaten teams such as GSAL and Allerton High along the way, the boys were in good form going in to the match. After winning the toss and electing to field, 10 different bowlers held Roundhay to 83-9 from twenty overs, with team captain Will Isle starring with two wickets from his two overs for only six runs. In the second innings, Cardinal Heenan reached the total after 14 overs with the loss of two wickets.
Abdul Chaudhry hit 40 runs not out, taking him top of the batting averages and capping off a magnificent season. He has hit 260 runs in 11 games this season whilst representing the Year 7, 8 and 9 teams with a batting average of 32.5 runs a game. This is closely matched by Archie Farrell-Smith who has scored 186 runs in 11 innings with an average of 26.57 runs a game and a school record high score of 51 not out. Back in May the pair had a 132 run partnership against Allerton High, another school record. Abdul won the bowling averages with an economy rate of 2.46 runs an over and an average of 5.33 runs per wicket. Sam Neep, Will Isle and Thomas Winteringham finished second, third and fourth respectively.
The Year 7 league win capped off an impressive season of cricket at Cardinal Heenan, with the Year 8s reaching the Yorkshire Cup final last week in a game they lost to a strong South Craven School team. Many thanks to Mr Edney for coaching these record-breaking school sides.