Yarlet School | An excellent private independent preparatory primary school in Staffordshire

U11 ROUNDERS V SHREWSBURY HIGH PREP

 

U11 Rounders 4th May 2016

An exciting match with equally matched opposition.

 

We fielded first and managed to get two players out in close succession at 1st base with accurate throws from Jessica Hood to Jemima. This rumbled our opposition and put more pressure on them to actually hit the ball. Excellent fielding from Danielle, Jessica Cartmail and Evi kept the score of full-rounders low but the half-rounders steadily mounted up from miss-fielding and sloppy catching.

In we went to bat, but over-confidence from Jessica Hood and Grace meant they were stumped out, putting pressure on the rest of the team. Jemima continued to dominate by making some cracking hits and very sensible decision making. Jessica also managed a rounder from some very plucky running. The score at half time was 5 – 3½; we were just behind.

Our fielding in the second innings was better but not slick enough to match Shrewsbury's speed. Again they amounted 5 rounders. We went in to bat knowing that we had a lot of work to do but we were no match for our opposition as the pace of their bowling increased. One risk too many meant that 5 of our players became out and only Evi managed to score a full rounder. Our running was more like a leisurely stroll on a summer's afternoon than a heated rounders match against two rival schools.

In the end the score was a close 7 ½ to 10 but we were beaten by a slicker team. We now know we need to up our speed and pace of the ball if we want to compete at the next round in the IAPS competition.

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An excellent independent preparatory school for boys and girls aged 2 to 13

Set in beautiful Staffordshire countryside, Yarlet School is located beside the A34 between Stafford and Stone and is only 2 miles from the M6 motorway.  Yarlet offers a first class, all‑round education and is renowned for traditional values, small class sizes, high academic standards, unrivalled facilities and excellence in art, sport and music.  A welcoming family atmosphere is central to Yarlet life and parents often comment on the happy, smiling faces which greet them; our children enjoy coming to and being at school.

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Outstanding achievements
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Outstanding achievements

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Stunning grounds and unrivalled facilities
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Stunning grounds and unrivalled facilities

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Wrap-around care and flexi-boarding
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Wrap-around care and flexi-boarding

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Welcome from the Headmaster

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Happy, confident children
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Happy, confident children

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Aims, values and ethos
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Aims, values and ethos

Our key objective is simple, to create and maintain an environment in which all children are happy, secure and challenged to achieve their personal best in all areas of school life. Read more...

Where it all begins
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Where it all begins

Bright, happy faces, bursting with enthusiasm for the day ahead. Learning is fun! This is the first impression which greets visitors to Yarlet's Pre-Prep Department. Read more...

The next step
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The next step

We expect the very best from your child inside and outside the classroom. Individualised targets ensure that every pupil is challenged to achieve to the best of his or her ability. Read more...

The 11 to 13 senior years
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The 11 to 13 senior years

Senior pupils work hard, play hard, compete well and form strong friendships which often last a lifetime. Read more...

Excellence in Music and Drama
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Excellence in Music and Drama

Formerly Director of Music at King's College Madrid, our current Headmaster has a passion for school music and has strengthened this area considerably at Yarlet. Read more...

Excellence in Sport
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Excellence in Sport

With specialist teacher games sessions four times per week in Pre-Prep and every day in Main School it is no wonder that pupils reach an impressive standard by the time they leave Yarlet. Read more...

 Excellence in Art
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Excellence in Art

Lively, inspiring and displayed all around the school, Art is important at Yarlet. From our youngest pupils in nursery to our Form 8s, everyone is encouraged to be creative and get involved. Read more...

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