Archway School wins Gloucestershire Post-16 School Games title

Sun 16 Oct 2016

Archway School in Stroud hosted the third Gloucestershire School Games softball finals for post-16 students on Thursday 13 October, and by winning the tournament, the school cemented its place as the hotbed of softball in the county.

This win followed Archway’s success earlier this year in the summer School Games County Finals.


Two Schools​

Following a late withdrawal, the competition was played between two teams each from Archway School and Gloucestershire College of Further Education.

In the opening round of matches, the two Archway sides secured comfortable victories over their opponents from Gloucester.  The second round of matches followed a similar pattern, setting up a winner-take-all final between the two Archway teams to decide which would be champion.

Standings at the end of the round-robin games were:

SCHOOL P W D L RF RA PTS
Archway School One 3 3 0 0 44 14 9
Archway School Two 3 2 0 1 36 17 6
Gloucestershire College One 3 1 0 2 19 39 3
Gloucestershire College Two 3 0 0 3 9 38 0


Unchallenged

Showing high levels of skill and commitment, Archway School One secured the title with a 13-7 win in the final over their fellow students on Archway School Two.

In the School Games finals in June for Years 9 and 10 students, Archway had filled the top three spots in the competition, so they remain unchallenged in the county.

Thanks go to Mark Saunders and David Lee from the Bristol Softball Association for umpiring the event.

BSUK National Development Manager Chris Rawlings said: “It is remarkable to see what Archway School has achieved in the last few years in softball.  As well as holding both county School Games titles, they have established a real culture in the school of playing softball. Not only do their representative school sides compete successfully at district and county level, they have also put in place an intramural softball programme for students in Years 7 to 10.”


Scores

Scores during the competition were:

Archway School One 17, Gloucestershire College Two 1
Archway School Two 17, Gloucestershire College One 4
Archway School One 14, Gloucestershire College One 1
Archway School Two 12, Gloucestershire College Two 0
Gloucestershire College One 9, Gloucestershire College Two 8
FINAL:  Archway School One 13, Archway School Two 7

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