Sport Fixtures & Results
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Mr Chris Dossett, Director of Sport, rounds up news and events from Week 5 of the Summer Term:
Our U15 cricketers moved through to the next round of their county cup on Tuesday and followed up with another good performance against KES on Saturday. In our block fixture on Saturday there were a number of tight games with a particularly impressive performance from our U13a team. In the 12c game PGS batted first and posted a decent score of 119 from 25 overs with captain Max Palethorpe top scoring. With every boy bowling at least one over KES were always slightly behind the required run rate and lost wickets regularly, including one amazing delivery from Tommy Millard. If Shane Warne bowled the “ball of the century” to Mike Gatting in 1993 then Tommy’s delivery to bowl KES’s opening batsman was the ball of the 21st century! Bowling right arm over the wicket the delivery drifted away from the batsman and pitched well outside leg stump before ripping back to hit the top of the off stump – I am not sure Tommy realised what an amazing delivery it was.
On Tuesday our Junior (Year 7&8) and Inter (Year 9&10) teams competed in the Hampshire Round of the Track and Field Cup. The Inter Girls won their competition and will compete in the Regional A Final after Half Term. The Inter Boys, Junior Boys and Junior Girls all finished second and should qualify for the Regional B Final in June. There were some excellent individual performances with Issy Gourlay breaking the Year 7 school record in the 1500m, Toby Amos throwing the discus over 35m and Oakley Slack top scoring with superb performances in both the 80m hurdles and javelin. It was especially pleasing to see a few new boys step up with some fantastic performances – Tom Locke (Triple Jump and 800m), Rory Dickinson (800m), Shackleton Keiditsch (100m and High Jump) all benefited from the hard work they have been putting in since January.
It has been another good week for our tennis boys. The U13s played two league matches against St.John’s and Thornden, winning one and losing the other. The U15s played a strong Thornden team and were level going into doubles matches; these were also shared but we had conceded more games in the sets we won which meant we lost on countback overall. The senior boys travelled to Lancing to play on their grass courts which was a first for a couple of our players, Lancing was strong and used to the surface which told in long run.
Our junior rounders teams all had their first outings of the year with fixtures against Ryde and KES, Southampton this week. In the U14 games the girls showed great improvement in their fielding with Grace Beardsley leading the way, Maddie Hantrais and Honor Mitchell-Brock played starring roles with the bat. In the U14b team Sophie Martin scored some excellent rounders and Lavina Montgomery fielded superbly. The U13a and b teams had two close matches, fielding well but not quite scoring enough rounders. The U12a team had a thriller against KES with Chi-Yiing Lim hitting the ball well and Issy Gourlay excelling in the field to win by just two rounders.
Julia Staite attended the Inland Championships at Grafham Water Sailing Club last weekend and finished an excellent 12th place from 207 competitors. This was the first of three ranking events to determine national squad places for this Winter and she has positioned herself very well for the remaining two events. She also managed to slay some demons, performing in conditions in which she has previously struggled with. This was very much aided by an improved approach of her preparation before each of the races, both of her boat set-up and her race strategy.
Team of the Week: U15 cricket
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