A RUTHLESS display of batting by Broadlea Primary School’s two openers put plucky Priory School, Whippingham, to the sword in their under-tens cricket match.
Sporting new shirts, sponsored by Shanklin Holiday Homes, the Lake school won by 26 runs, scoring 250-0. Priory School replied with 224-6.
Priory School began well with Miles Egan and Lucas Gully hitting several boundaries.
Broadlea bowled very well with Ryan Morris, Alfie Middlemiss, Callum Chambers, Taylor Westmore and Kiaran Lowe all taking wickets before Priory School finished their innings strongly.
Broadlea then defended well against Priory’s opening bowlers, batting aggressively on to victory.
St Mary’s Primary School, Ryde, reached the semi-finals after they beat Gurnard.
Despite very windy conditions, there was a great match at Gurnard in the quarter finals of the under-11 open section competition for boys.
Gurnard, playing at home, failed by eight runs to beat Queensgate.
There was an equally close game in the girls’ section quarter finals, with St Francis Primary School, Ventnor, with the final two balls being crucial.
Newchurch beat St Francis by nine runs.