Among the many activities, Hayle Academy students took part in at the Cornwall Games was softball.
Our softball team: Ashley, Jamie, Tom, Charlie, Leon, Jack, Adam, Alex, Anthony, Krishna and Aidan, were ready to do battle.

REPORT BY: MR WILLIAMS

he team started off the day against hosts Bodmin, in which they managed to win by an impressive 13-3 margin.

Their next game was against Saltash, and again the team played superbly, with great fielding work. They only conceded 5 runs, then with an amazing batting display, they notched up an incredible 17 runs to win the game again very comfortably.

The 3rd and final game in the group stage saw them face Launceston, who had also won both games in the group. In a very tight game, the Hayle team ended up losing 8-7 which saw them finish 2nd in the group, and therefore they could only place 4th-6th on the day.

The team was then fixtured against Penair. They started the game off with a fine batting performance, scoring 10 runs. Our fielding display backed up the batting, holding Penair to 7 runs. Another great win!

The last game of the day to see if they could reach that 4th spot, was against St Austell. They started the game off by fielding, again extremely well and held the opponents to a score of
6 runs.

The boys yet again stepped up with a fine batting performance and with great teamwork and work rate, scored a winning total of 7 to win the game and finish off in 4th position.

On behalf of myself and the PE department, I would like to say how well behaved the team were during the entire day, and how impressed I was with their sportsmanship and overall play.
They were fantastic and a real credit to the school!

Very well done!