13 Jun 2019
Summer Term 2019 - Week 6 Sports Report

Summer Term 2019 - Week 6 Sports Report
National School Regatta 2019. As the rest of the school returned home for the half term holidays a significant number of pupils were representing Canford Boat Club at the National Schools’ Regatta at the Olympic rowing venue of Eton Dorney. This is one of the biggest events on the rowing calendar and provides a platform for young rowers to potentially row against future Olympians. Canford sent five crews to race over the May bank holiday weekend.

Friday 24th May

The J15 boys quadruple scull of Ben Shaw, Jamie Barrington, Tim Downing, Archie Gardiner, coxed by William Oliver were first up. This event had a massive entry of 62 crews from various clubs and schools, and to qualify Canford needed to finish in the top 12 to proceed into the second round of racing. This was going to be a tough ask and the boys gave a good account of themselves to finish 54th in 07:30.37.

Saturday 25th.

The boy’s eights had been training together throughout the term and raced in the 1st VIII & 2nd VIIIs category (Non-Championship Schools). The crew of Rory Johnson, Tom Dodd, Oliver Scudds, Leo Bishop, Simon Jowett, George Vaughan, Max Beaney, Robert Way, coxed by George Farthing were one of 28 boats entered and this was Canford’s best opportunity to prove that they could be amongst the top “non-championship crews. (The Child Beale Cup). Canford finished 22nd in the time trial and this put them in to the ‘C’ final. Canford lead out at the start and by the 1000 metres mark, most of the field were level just behind the leaders Winchester. The last 500 metres were tight and Canford finished 5th in the race. The boys must now hope they have done enough to impress the Royal Henley Regatta Selection Committee in order to go straight into the main draw on the 3rd July.

Results: 1st Winchester College 06:07.74 2nd St Joseph College Ireland. 06:09.33 3rd Bryanston School. 06:10.55 4th The Kings School Canterbury. 06:11.43 5th Bedford School. 06:13:46 6th Canford School. 06:15.25 7th Monkton School. 06:16.82 8th Claires Court School. 06:17.39

The 2nd VIII of Matthew Butterfield, William Galbraith, Rory Jones, Sam Smith, Nat Cranton, Joe Nalbantoglu, Hamish Johnson, Sean Herrington and cox Tati Reed battled with 12 boats in the time trial and it was pretty straight forward; either an A or B final. This a hard-fought event with several of the schools with major rowing programmes entering their 2nd VIII’s making the standard very high. The crew were pleased with the time trial and moved into the B final giving a good account of themselves to finish in an overall position of 11th. This crew contains four J16’s and so prospects are promising for next year.

Sunday 26th

Canford entered two girls’ crews into the Championship events; the Quadruple sculls and the Coxless four. The quad of Imogen Gallego, Grace Hewett, Lucy King and Tess Marley were up against 37 crews but only 12 crews would progress to the A and B semi-finals. The standard of schoolgirl sculling is at an all-time high and sadly on this occasion the girls did not qualify. Nevertheless, our girls acquitted themselves very well.

The coxless four of Rachel Ko, Olivia Imms, Charlotte Wittram and Kiki Sullivan were one of 12 boats, and like the boys 2nd VIII had an A or B final to qualify for. The girls raced well finished 6th and were chosen to race in semi-final A. With a good lane draw our girls got off to a great start. At 1000m Latymer, Nottingham County and Latymer Godolphin School had pulled clear and so Canford qualified for the B final. The B final was just as exciting with all the crews over-lapping at 1000 metres but Lady Eleanor Holles School and King’s School Worcester pulled ahead leaving Canford and Latymer “B” School to battle for the 3rd place which was taken by the London school. The Canford girls were rightly disappointed with the result but should reflect to make sure their bows cross the line first in the next close outing they are faced with.

Results B Final: 1, Lady Eleanor Holles. 07:24.81 2, Kings School Worcester, 07:24.81 3, Latymer Upper School “B” 07:39.46 4 Canford, 07:40.02 5, Lea Rowing Club, 07:48.11 6, Monkton School, 07:54.07

In summary, Canford had a good national schools regatta but their lack of multi-lane racing experience was evident and so hopefully the various crews will have learned a huge amount. The next couple of weeks see the girls prepare for the Henley Women’s Regatta and the boys for Henley Royal. (ID)

House Squash

During the latter part of the last half term the final matches of the inter-house senior squash competition took place. Well done to Court House for winning the Senior Boys House squash title defeating Lancaster House! (plus guests) The final results were:
Michael Galley beat Archie Hunter: 3/0 Anthony Graham beat George Baugniet: 3/1 Freddie James beat Zach Organ: 3/0 Nat Todd beat Ollie Leat: 3/0 Ben Thompson beat James Norris: 3/0

Lancaster did fantastically well to get to the final and although there were a couple of nervy games early on that could have swung the momentum their way, Court just proved too strong and continue to be the dominant force for senior squash at Canford. Thanks to all the teams and players involved over the last few months! (JRAR)

Wednesday 5th June ESAA Track & Field Cup Regional Round, Basingstoke

This is the first time for several years that Canford has seen both the girls and boys qualify through to represent Dorset in the ESAA South West Regional B Final, which this year was held at Basingstoke. The boys had a strong performance with their overall points increasing from the first round by 55 points. Improvements were seen by Max Lockyer and Giovanni Perin in the long jump, Joe Bland in the 300m, Ben Ashton shot put and Matthew Kosgei in the discus. The girls team were down on points from the last round but still worked exceptionally hard in their events. Well done to Bella Hunter for improving her High Jump score and Georgie Boon in the Long jump. Overall it was another positive day for the junior athletes at Basingstoke.

Thursday 6th June Cricket: County Cup U15 T20 Finals Day

It was all about the semi-final for the U15s as Sherborne were definitely the team to beat and alas, despite getting ourselves into good positions, our performance just wasn’t quite good enough. With Sherborne reeling at 57 for 5 off 12 overs, the game looked like Canford’s all the way, but unfortunately 66 runs were scored from the last 8 overs and the target of 121 to win was about par on a ‘fruity’ pitch. Losing wickets regularly, Canford were always chasing the game and despite 23 from Jude Organ and a nice 24 from Harri Hill, we were bowled out for 100.

The third place play off was a real ‘after the Lord Mayor’s Show’ affair with Canford racing to 211 for 3 with fine 40’s from James Ashurst, Jude Organ and James Barker and then Thomas Hardy’s were bowled out for 78 with the game ending on a David Offer hatrick. (OTP)

County Cup U14 semi - final v Sherborne

On Thursday the U14As travelled to Sherborne to play their third match in the County Cup and were fortunate enough to play on the Sherborne 1st team pitch. Canford won the toss and chose to bat first, with Tom Williams and Jamie Elviss opening proceedings. The pairing batted for 19 overs without the loss of a wicket, before Tom Williams was caught trying to pick up the run rate. While this had been a valiant partnership to start proceedings, the run rate had remained low, putting pressure on the rest of the batsmen to come in and start scoring quickly. After 19 overs, Canford were 83 runs for 1 wicket. Oscar Berridge and Jamie managed to up the pace of things, with both scoring nicely and putting together a solid partnership of 33, before Jamie was run out. He was replaced by Robbie Hemmings, who continued to push the run rate, with the team scoring 164 for 4 off 30 overs.

This was a defendable score, despite the slow start, and so Canford headed into the field with confidence and positivity. The bowling was opened by Elliott Hilton and Monty Hooker, who both bowled well, keeping the run rate to a minimum. After 13 overs Sherborne were on just 48 runs for 2 wickets and behind the run rate. But then the wheels came off the U14s performance. The first and second change bowlers allowed a number of easy runs to be scored, the team lost focus in the field and the play lacked a level of tactical urgency that we have grown to expect from this talented group of players. As a result Sherborne got on the front foot, catching up with the required run rate and scoring the required 165 runs for the loss of 5 wickets and with an over to spare. This was not the U14A’s finest performance, but one to learn from and develop their game. The next opposition is King’s Bruton on Saturday. (MXK)

U14B v BSB U13A
Bournemouth School won the toss and chose to bat first in this mid-week T20 match. The visitors had two very strong batsmen in the top order who put the Canford bowling attack under a lot of pressure in the early stages of the match. However, the opening bowlers, Lucas Francis and Ben Fowle were resilient and bowled a consistent line and length only going for just more than 4 runs per over each. The wickets were spread throughout the bowling attack with Fowle, Francis, Elliot Eyre and Jocelyn Child all chipping in and picking up a wicket. The pick of the bowlers had to be Jack Martin who bowled a 3 over spell going for just 11 runs and getting an impressive 2 wickets. With major contributions of 40 and 45 from Bournemouth’s aforementioned no.1 and no.3, along with a flurry of runs from others they posted a meaty total of 130 from their 20 overs. Eyre and Fowle opened up the batting for Canford with Eyre looking solid from the off, however Fowle never really got going and was dismissed for just 4 runs. This saw Ethan Bikhazi-Green join Eyre at the crease and this is truly where the magic began. The pair built a very mature innings, ticking over the run rate nicely and sharing the success evenly. As a result of their great partnership, the match came down to the last 2 balls with Canford requiring 8. Eyre had just secured his 50 and was standing at the non-strikers end, leaving it up to Bikhazi-Green to win the match and secure his first 50. He managed an elegant 4 from the first ball but unfortunately the pair could only scurry back for a 2 from the final ball of the innings meaning Canford missed out by 1 run. Bikhazi-Green did however get his 50, which finalised a monumental 118 run partnership between the no.1 and no.3 batsmen. (RJC)

Saturday 8th June: Cricket v Bruton

After some torrential rain on Friday and early Saturday morning we were fortunate to actually get the 1st XI game played on Saturday but as it happened it turned into a lovely sunny afternoon despite one ten minute downpour. King’s Bruton had asked us to put out a Development XI which we obliged for just our 4th fixture of the term whereas Bruton were playing their 14th game!!! So far this term we have used 19 players in 4 matches due to exams, illness and injury so each game feels like the first one of the season. Before the game caps were given to Freddie Peters, Freddie Pryce, Max Anand and Jordan Le Boutillier for becoming established 1st XI players.

Canford won the toss and decided to field and three of the bowlers used were coming back from injury after missing two matches. Despite being a little ring rusty after their lay off all our bowlers bowled really well; Matt Longley (1-19) and Tom Sykes (3-24) opened up and soon dismissed 3 of Bruton’s top order. Seb Fecher (4-19) and Miles Quick (0-4) took over with Seb bowling especially well albeit with some very poor batting from Bruton. Drinks came in the 20th over with eight of their players down. Despite the favourable position Canford were in, a stern word from the captain in reference to our slightly sloppy fielding meant the boys were still “on their toes”. Nick Broad had his first bowl for weeks since breaking his finger (1-1) and Max Anand managed 4 balls (1-2) so Bruton were all out in 21 overs for 72 in a 40 over game .

Freddie Pryce opened our innings with Tom Sykes. Well done to Freddie for still wanting to open even in the midst of a dry run but luck wasn’t with him as he was out early for 9. Matt Daubeney (30no) joined Tom (25no) and together they finished the game off in the eleventh over, both playing formidable hook shots for 4 off Bruton’s opening quick bowler, who was their only bright light of the afternoon. (JS)

Canford 2nd XI won the toss and elected to bat. King’s Bruton opened up with two handy seamers, however Harry Mitchell and Will Jones managed the swing and grassy wicket with ease. Will Jones was caught out attempting to pull a short ball, bringing to the crease Charlie Berridge. Charlie looked conformable at the crease before a mix up in the middle leading to Charlie being run out. Enter Bugs Mitchell. Bugs managed the loss of a few early wickets, before capitalising on their 4th and 5th bowlers.

Harry Mitchell finished on 45, while Bugs continued to manipulate the game, bringing up his 50 in good time. With 180 on the board and 2 overs left, the target of 200 was in sight. Bugs however was more interested in a hundred, he was on 82 with 12 balls left and brought up his ton with a 6 in the final over, Bugs finished with 102* off 62 balls and Canford finished on 210.

With plenty of runs to play in 25 overs, Canford opened up with Harry Moores and James Martch, both looking quick and consistent (for the most part). Then came spin from both ends; Jacob Browning giving it a rip, while Sam Downey had great control, picking up a couple of wickets. With the run rate climbing, skipper Bugs Mitchell changed up the bowling, giving himself, Archie VDF and Harry Mitchell a few overs a piece. In the end, Canford won by 73 runs, a comfortable margin set up with some outstanding batting. (JLG)

Canford U14B won the toss and elected to bat first hoping to take advantage of the small boundaries and sloping pitch at King’s. The innings started more or less where the mid-week innings left off with Elliot Eyre and Ethan Bikhazi-Green opening up the batting. The pair started to build another fine partnership, carefully dissecting the field with minimal risk to keep the run rate at just over 6 for the opening 5 overs. The perfect start for Canford. However, Bikhazi-Green was bowled soon after this and as ever, 1 wicket saw 5 wickets fall in quick succession. Eyre battled well throughout to eventually be dismissed for 24. After a middle order collapse, Alex Klosterfelde and Tom Ling found themselves at the crease. The pair dug in to score 12 and 16 respectively, which are top scores for both this season. Ultimately, this brought the innings to a close with Canford posting a total of 114 runs from their 25 overs, the first time this season the boys have batted out the 25 overs, so an achievement in itself!

King’s had a shaky start to their innings with Ben Fowle picking up 3 early wickets. The first was a fantastic individual effort, clean bowling the batsman, whilst the second and third were down to excellent athleticism from Jocelyn Child who took two magnificent catches. At this point, Canford were well and truly in the driving seat when the rain poured and put a short stoppage on the match. This seemed to knock the wind out of Canford’s proverbial sails and saw numerous quick scoring partnerships develop in front of their eyes in the coming overs. Eyre and Kolsterfelde fought back with 3 wickets shared between them, although it was all too little too late and King’s went on to get the required runs in just 18 overs. A disappointing defeat but one that I’m sure the boys will bounce back from before facing Sherborne next weekend. (RJC)

Dorset Schools Athletics Association County Championships, King’s Park.

27 athletes had earned selection for the Poole & East Dorset team to compete at the DSAA County Champs at King’s Park, Bournemouth with the hope of securing a birth in the Dorset County team for the SW champs in Exeter next Saturday. There were some fine performances with 20 top three finishes including 8 runners up and 7 county champions. Pick of the performances was Senior discus thrower Adam Phillips, throwing over 45m and heading up to 10th in the National rankings, a fine achievement considering he is at the bottom of his age group. Congratulations to the following athletes who have been picked to represent Dorset in Exeter at the South West Schools Championships:

Daisy Brown JG Shot, Evie Young, JG Discus,

Polly Yule IG 80H & Shot, Imo Fairweather IG Shot, Seb Gallego IB 100m, Eddie Stirling IB TJ,

Adam Phillips SB Shot & Discus, Zach Fenwick & Mattie Effick SB Javelin.

House Regatta 2019

More than 100 pupils were involved in Canford’s annual House regatta which saw some exciting racing on our stretch of the river Stour. With plenty of parents in attendance and music by Poole Borough Brass Band the scene was set for another fantastic showcase of disciplines in both sweep rowing and sculling.

Results; Senior Girls Single sculls: Olivia Imms bt Lucy King by 1 length.

Senior Boys Coxed Fours, Wimborne bt Salisbury by 1 length.

Junior Girls Double Sculls, Marriotts ‘B’ bt Marriotts ‘A’ by 1 length.

Senior Girls Coxed Fours Marriotts bt Lancaster/Salisbury by 1 Length.

Shell Boys Single Sculls, Charlie Hall bt Charles Hallam by 2 lengths.

Shell Girls Coxed Quadruple DeLacy bt Lancaster by 4 Feet.

Junior Boys Single Sculls, Archie Gardiner bt Matthew Butterfield bt 1 length.

Senior Boys Coxed Pairs, Franklin ‘A’ bt Wimborne ‘A’ by 2 Feet.

Juniors Boys coxed quadruple sculls, Salisbury bt Court by ½ length.

Shell Girls Single Sculls, Eliana Covell bt Isobel Heffner by 3 Lengths.

Shell Boys Quadruple Sculls, Salisbury bt Monteacute by 1 length.

Senior Boys Single Sculls, William Galbraith bt Oliver Scudds by 1 length.

The overall winners of the 2019 House Regatta were Salisbury House, retaining their title. A massive thank you to all our members of staff with their help in the running of the day and James Lee for his commentary and also to Guin Batten, Olympic medallist and transatlantic rower, who gave an inspirational talk at the Boat Club dinner. (ID)

Tennis v Millfield & Clayesmore

Luckily the rain managed to hold off and we were able to play out the 1st VI match on the hard courts. Overall on paper a 9-0 loss looks like a terrible defeat. However, if we take in to consideration that four of these Millfield girls play three terms of tennis and train 4 times a week, it is disgrace to see a one sided score line. However, what you don’t see is the 6-4 and 6-3 results of the sets, which given the gap in court time between both teams, is a fine achievement by the Canford girls. All 6 girls; Millie Edwards (Capt), Jess Rees (V-Capt), Emily Witter, Georgie Kearns, Sophie Saunders and Beanie Culley, put in a fantastic performance. The biggest differences were in the quality and consistency of our serves and returns. Perhaps in the tighter points we could have closed out the points more efficiently or settled the nerves. Nevertheless, the girls played with freedom and used their new found confidence at the net more effectively. Whilst we may have lost, I’m proud to say that all 6 girls came off having really enjoyed their tennis and the battle that had been fought. Well done! (EJB)

It was a very good day against Millfield for the 2nd VI resulting in a win of 7-2 sets. Millfield’s 2nds put up some tough matches, where Ellas Heffner and Mitchell went on to win in a tie break 7-4. Narrow losses of 6-4 for Lizzy Balls & Katie Ashcroft and 6-2 for Sasha Mowat & Anna Preston were the only dropped games for the day. The girls really tried to employ their net skills due to the windy weather with quite a few successful volley winners. It was a great day full of good sportsmanship and positive attitudes despite the windy weather. (DM)
The U14As had a convincing win over Millfield at the weekend, 8-1. Nia Edwards and Lara Ela Ulkeroglu did not drop a game winning all three matches 6-0. Mia Ashby Rudd and Charlie Howell, as second pair, also performed well with Mia smashing her serves in and Charlie cleanly putting away her volleys. The third pair this week was Sophia Russell and Daisy Askew, they had a tough match against Millfield's first pairing, where the match could have gone either way but Millfield clinched the win in a nail biting final few games.

This was a very tight match in pretty un-summer like conditions for the U15As. Though the rain held off, there was swirling wind to contend with, which was not fun for the servers in particular. There were wins from Rosie Ireland and Flora Lingafelter (who won all 3 sets and remain unbeaten this season!!) and Becky Morris and Jessie Shuttleworth who played a really nice, though close, set against the Millfield 3rd pair and had only narrowly lost to the second pair too. They are players of the week, for their consistency, determination and dogged resilience under fire!
Molly Taylor and Alicia Hudson played an epic first set which lasted as long as 2 full sets for many of the U15Bs. In the end they lost 5-7 and sadly the match took its toll, so that when they played the 3rd pair they couldn’t maintain the level needed to overcome them. It was a slightly strange match with one of the Millfield first pair injuring her knee which meant that her partner continued the second set as American doubles, and then she paired up with one of the U14As for the third set, as they had already finished. This led to a slightly disjointed feel, but the girls remained keen and energetic throughout which was wonderful to see. It was also great to see that the girls were trying to implement our training points from this week – when to be defensive at the net, and when to be offensive and we’ll continue with this next week – along with second serves. L4-5 (CEI)

The third pair games for the U15Bs were always going to go our way, as the two Millfield girls who have barely played matches before now, stepped up to fulfil the fixture when regular ‘B’ team members were taken for D of E training. The other matches were stronger and the Millfield first pair, in particular, were good players with strong groundstrokes and a good understanding of doubles tactics. Eloise Cooper and Millie Keen played 3 lovely sets, losing only 3 games over all three. They were dynamic, strong at the net, and consistent. They had really tried to put training points into effect and were more focused on each point as a result. The same was true for Hattie Kent and Lucy Hopwood – this week’s team of the week. They were really consistent, getting everything back when at the baseline and volleying with enthusiasm and aggression at the net. They lost only 2 games over 3 sets! Bella Hunter and Jess Fry had a tough set against the accomplished Millfield first pair (who they played first), but learnt a great deal which they immediately implemented in their second and third sets. Their energy on court was fantastic and they are quick to brush off mistakes and move on to the next point which is a real advantage in tennis. W8-1 (CEI)

Saturday saw the U15D girls take on Clayesmore. With a few pairings changed, the girls looked in great contention for their first wins of the tennis season. Honor Williams and Lottie Speers had their first 2 match wins and came off the courts in high spirits. Amber Howard and Zara Macfarlane, alongside Grace Betts and Jessy Fairweather had very good games and looked in great form on the courts. The final score going to Canford 8-1. (HXB) 15A's

Historically, Millfield has always been a difficult fixture for the U15A boys but this year we came out victorious. Our pair of Welly Johnson and Tommy Davies showed good movement around the court to win 6-4 and 6-0, whilst our pair of Alex Daubeney and Alfonso Fortuny- Benevides also won their sets 6-1 and 6-4 with some excellent serving. The opponents were actually U14, and whilst they were very good technically, we were physically too quick and strong for them. As good as we were, I would like to see all our boys really attack the weak second serves, rather than just slice a weak second serve back to them with no purpose. Really pleased with our improvements on serving and volleying though! (OSL)

For all this term’s sports reports and future fixtures please head to www.canfordsports.com

Sporting quote of the week:

“Don’t get upset by the results you didn’t get from the work you didn’t do.”

Mark Burley

Director of Sport

Twitter: @CanfordSport

12th June 2019