Another chapter written in the Point England Sport history, with the Yr 8 Softball team coming out of the Eastern Zone Tournament as the Year 8 champs!!!! Just yesterday on the 1st of March the Point England intermediate Softball teams (Year 7 and 8 boys) went down to Tamaki Intermediate to challenge other schools in the area for the title of the Eastern Zone.
We (Yr 8 Boys) had six games altogether including the knock out rounds, the competition was very tough with all the schools showing such awesome performances, our first game was against St Thomas, it was a good match with all the boys having a good bat and getting a few runs, we won that game and prepared for the next match..............
The day went on and we had won 3 out of 4 games which was very helpful to us as we needed the wins to carry on into the knockout rounds. First up in the semi finals we played against the red hot Tamaki who really looked like a winning chance. We all were all ready and confident for this match, it would decide who would go to the grand final and who would fall to a sad ending.
The match began and we batted first, we began with a lot of confidence and finished off our batting with six runs scored and with an inning to spare we held out the Tamaki offence with fantastic fielding. In the end we kept Tamaki to a score of only one run!!!
The time had come for us to really redeem ourselves from last year, that year we fell one game short from the grand final. This time we played against a very determined Churchill Park school, they had knocked the favourites in the competition Bailey Road by just one run.
The game had started and we had selected to bat, we started strong and came out of the innings a lot of determination, we played hard and gave it our best and kept Churchill park to only one run.
We had come out as the champions and now we are heading to the champ of champions tournament next week on Tuesday, wish us luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!