On Thursday, the U12s travelled to St Bede’s College Manchester in the Quarter Final of the ESFA Small School Cups.
The U12s started slowly and found themselves 3-0 at half time as a result of some poor closing down which allowed the dangerous St Bede’s midfield time and space to shoot from range.
In the second half BGSB played much better and goals from Tom Kirby and Seb Thompson made the game much closer. Unfortunately, the damage had already been done in the first half and BGSB exited the competition.
On Friday, the U13s faced Philips High School in the semi-final of the Bury Cup.
A confident start from BGSB saw them take a 1-0 lead into half time with Chuk Ururuka scoring in a rare appearance as the central striker. Unfortunately, in the second half some tentative defending meant Philips High School could play on the front foot. As the goals continued to be exchanged between both teams it was Philips High School who would progress to the final with a 4-3 win. The goal scorers in the second half for BGSB were Harry Graham-Scott and Joe Carter.
On Tuesday the U12 cricket team beat Thornleigh School at Bury Grammar School. Thornleigh batted first scoring 51 runs from 16 overs. The U12s soon knocked this off in just over 10 overs with Jack Taylor the pick of the batsmen scoring 15.
On Wednesday, the U13 cricket team beat Abraham Moss with the game being played at Cheetham Hill Cricket Club. BGSB won the toss and chose to bat first. This turned out to be a good decision with Jozef Gordon retiring on 50 runs of just 24 balls. The rest of the BGSB batting line-up also performed well as BGSB reached a total of 162 runs from the 16 overs. With huge score to protect, BGSB used all 11 players to bowl and restricted Abraham Moss to 131 runs. BGSB will now played St Monica’s RC High School in the 2nd round.
On Thursday the U14s beat Waterhead Academy in the second round of the Lancashire Schools’ Cup. The teams met at the same stage last year and again the match was a very close affair. Batting first Bury Grammar School posted 142 runs with Harry Vernon and Luke Hutchinson creating an excellent partnership and pushing the score on. In the field Bury didn’t look comfortable allowing Waterhead to score a number of boundaries which got them close to the target set by Bury but fortunately the away team ran out of batsmen, all out for 127.
This result meant that all of BGSB’s teams safely negotiated round 1 of the Lancashire Schools Cup.