"Oh, all right then, I did it. But you should have heard the way he was talking about Ron and Ginny! Anyway, he's got a nasty temper, you saw how he reacted when he didn't get in — you wouldn't have wanted someone like that on the team."
-- Hermione Granger (HBP11)
After a morning of tryouts, team captain Harry Potter had selected most of the Gryffindor quidditch team for 1996: Chasers Katie Bell, Demelza Robbins, and Ginny Weasley; Beaters Jimmy Peakes and Ritchie Coote. During the final tryout, for Keeper, Ron saved five and Cormac McLaggen saved only four, due to the odd circumstance of his flying off in the completely wrong direction on the fifth try. Hermione, it transpired, had Confunded McLaggen from the stands.