St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Thame

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On Tuesday afternoon 20 eager cricketers set off to Thame Cricket Club for the Thame School Partnership tournament.
The boys kicked off the tournament against John Hampden, batting first they amassed a total 244, thanks to some lusty blows from the bat of Joe and Gabe.  In the second innings it was close fought affair, but St Joseph's won through thanks to some tight bowling by Daniel and Conor.
The girls were next up facing Mill Lane, bowling first they restricted Mill Lane to just 33, some fantastic bowling by Emma and electric fielding by Agota.  The run chase got off to a fantastic start when Bea hit a six in the first over back over the bowlers' head.  But, despite some more sixes in the final over from Logan it was not quite enough as 5 run outs unfortunately left us just short of their total.
In the boys second game St Joseph's began batting first. 3 sixes in the first two overs from Joe set us on our way.  This was followed by Callum also hitting a maximum and some quick running between the wickets by Jake helped to build our total.  The innings finished with St Joseph's on 246.
The Mill Lane reply got off to a steady start, only managing a single from the first over.  But some big hitting from the Year Sixes got them back into the game before an excellent penultimate over from Ollie meant it was going down to the final over.  Carl stepped up and kept the bowling tight as well as picking two wickets meant St Joseph's were victorious.
The girls finished the tournament again in another close fought game.  Bella and Lucia flew the flag for year 4 with some early runs but again we lost wickets to run out with some over ambitious running.  Unfortunately, good bowling from Alisa and Lara was not quite enough to get us over the line.
An excellent tournament where the boys deserved victory and the girls were far better that the results suggest.  Most importantly though it was played with smiles on faces and in great spirit.  The children were a true asset to our school.
June 2021
On Wednesday afternoon (09 June 2021) a team of Year 4 students made the short trip to Tetsworth for a 7-a-side football tournament.
The children represented our school with pride and were a real asset to us all.  Working as a team we scored some fantastic goals, coupled with some tenacious (and at times, last ditch defending) the children secured one of 4 semi final spots.  We were drawn against Brill, who had beaten us 3-0 in the group stages.  The team fronted up and we’re not intimidated by Brill’s power.  We stood firm and nearly won the game with the final kick.  However, a 0-0 draw lead to penalty shootout which we narrowly lost 2-1.
The children were gracious in defeat and showed excellent sportsmanship towards all of the other teams. Well done to all involved, it was a fabulous afternoon and the children’s smiles could have been seen from the moon!