The Year 10 Hull Active Schools Rounders Championships was an exhilarating and competitive competition for all 5 of the teams participating. The competition saw Sirius Academy West, Sirius Academy North, Malet Lambert, Archbishop Sentamu Academy and the hosts St Mary’s College do battle for the title.
As the tournament progressed it showed no hint of a clear winner until the very end. In Round One, Sirius Academy North beat Siruis Academy West 4.5 – 2. The hosts St Mary’s College defeated Malet Lambert, 5 – 2.5.
In Round Two, Sirius Academy West pinched a victory from St Mary’s College, winning 3½ – 3. Malet Lambert defeated Archbishop Sentamu Academy 4.5 – 2.5 to get three match points on the board. In Round Three, Malet Lambert continued their winning run by beating Sirius Academy North. St Mary’s College bounced back from their previous defeat and edged out Archbishop Sentamu Academy 3.5 – 3.
As the competition entered the final two rounds. Sirius Academy West dented Archbishop Sentamu’s chances of a top 3 finish by a 5.5 – 2.5 win. St Mary’s College beat Sirius Academy North 4.5-2.5. In the final round with top three places still to be decided, Sirius Academy West beat Malet Lambert 5-2. Archbishop Sentamu bounced back and defeated Sirius Academy North 5-2 to claim the fourth place position ahead of the former team. Malet Lambert finished in third place with six points. The battle for the top spot was extremely tight with Sirius Academy West and St Mary’s College both finishing on 9 points. However, St Mary’s College took the title by the closest of margins by having fewer players out. 10 players compared to Sirius Academy Wests 12 players over the duration of the tournament.
St Mary’s College and Sirius Academy West progress to the Humber School Games Finals at Hymers College in July.