27 May 2022
Summer Term 2022 - Sports Report Week 5

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Summer Term 2022 - Week 5 Sports Report

Athletics – Winchester College Meeting

It was wonderful for the athletes to get the opportunity to compete at the Winchester University track on Saturday against Winchester College, Dauntsey's and Portsmouth Grammar School. This competition saw the junior, inter and senior boys and girls competing. Overall the Inter Girls came 3rd, Senior Girls 4th, Juniors boys 1st, Inter boys and Senior boys 3rd. Highlight performances were seen by Massimo Brown in the 300m, where he is very close to the school record of 40.7 seconds set in 2017 and Megan Mowbray, who has beaten Hannah Sherborne's triple jump record set in 2016, with a jump of 10.81m; we are all waiting to see if she can claim the high jump record as well! This week also saw Canford athletes being selected to represent Poole and East Dorset in the County Championships after half term. The following athletes have been selected.

Junior Boys:

Harry Pilkington High Jump

Massimo Brown 300m

Lawrence Al Hariri shot

Inter Boys:

Jansci Motsi 100m and Long jump

Isaac Ameyaw 200m

Gabe O'Donnell Long jump

Thomas Fox-Pitt Javelin

Senior Boys:

Rhys Allen Discus and Shot

Jamie Barrington Steeplechase

Inter Girls:

Grace Cecil-Wright 100m and 200m

Jemima Chappell 1500m

Megan Mowbray High jump and Triple jump

Eleanor Mowbray Long jump

Bella Collier Shot and Discus

Eliza Miller Javelin

Senior Girls:

Evelyn Young Discus

Cricket v Portsmouth GS, South Wiltshire CC and Glenmoor and Winton Academy

1st XI v PGS

Once again James Barker won the toss and batted. James (60) and Sam Martin (29) batted very solidly putting on 126 for the first wicket and with a big total in view, drinks were taken. From then on the batting performance declined with a lack of application and technique and we committed the ultimate sin by not batting the full 40 overs, ending on 177 all out.

No doubt frustrated by the batting performance the team made sure that PGS at no time looked comfortable with a good bowling display, Eddie 2 - 7, Harrison 2 - 12, Monty 0 - 27, George 1 - 5, Kit 3 - 12, TJ 1 - 5 saw that PGS finished 70 all out.

Monty Hooker and George Peacock contributed well in their first game this term, no doubt it won’t be their last.

There were two highlights in this game, a dead eyed direct hit run out from Harrison and a diving catch from Jamie across first slip off a lively George Peacock.

Another “W” in the win column!

Canford Girls U18s vs South Wilts

Canford welcomed South Wilts Cricket Club to play a T20 on MT’s.

South Wilts won the toss and elected to field. Canford started briskly with captain Izzy Reeve and Emily Von Schirnding reaching 32. When this partnership was ended by a wonderful catch and then direct hit runout, this brought Daisy Timberlake and Poppy White to the crease who then out on 40 before Daisy was caught. Poppy continued to bat positively, hitting the ball to all parts of the ground ending on her highest score of 44 not out. The Canford total being 128-7.

The Canford bowling was again excellent; accompanied by a much-improved fielding performance. South Wilts were never allowed to get above the required run rate, which resulted them in them needing 22 off of the last over. They ended on 111-5 after their 20. Charlotte Parkin taking 2 wickets and Penny, Alice and Poppy taking 1 each.

A thoroughly polished performance that again highlights this sides continued improvement. A special mention to Jessie, Charlie, Bella and Sophia who played for South Wilts.

U15As v PGS

An overt all round team desire to bat and run positively saw Canford to a very good 198 for 8 from their 30 overs. Xan Brookes, Tom Barrett, Charlie Pallot and Harry Serjeant all scored useful thirty-odds. Will Allen looked dangerous with the new ball and picked up two wickets and then Will Vessey (2 wickets) and particularly Adam Driver (3 wickets) showed huge consistency. Tom Barrett also chipped in with two wickets. A super ‘Clark Kent’ moment from Xan Brookes was possibly the highlight of a resounding victory as he took a lovely diving catch at mid-wicket. Well done all.

Canford 198 for 8 (30) Portsmouth 94 all out (20 overs)

U14As v PGS

With Ben Jack winning the toss our rotation of captains seems to be working and we batted first on a new wicket on LT’s. A solid start saw us get to 41 off of 9 overs before we lost our first wicket. We then saw an excellent 50 partnership between the in-form Seb Rowland and Ralph Boldt. The old saying of 1 brings 2 then proved true to the extreme as we went from 125 for 3 to 138 for 7! A freak run out (Ben will be buying tuck for Raffi for a while) and some excellent, accurate pace bowling by Symington found us in this situation with still 6 of the 30 overs left. A fine captain’s knock from Ben J (51 off 41) saw us recover to 171 all out of the last ball. A Ben towering 6 into the tennis courts and a straight 6 from Bertie Aspinall being a memorable highlight. The opening pair this time would be Raffi and Gabe Davey but currently we could open with any one of our 5 seamers, a nice problem to have. We continued to bowl well in partnerships and PGS reached 25 for 4 off the first 8 accurate overs. With PGS unlikely to reach the target we had the opportunity to give all our players a bowl (including Seb our keeper) which allowed PGS to make a small recovery. Our best bowling figures this time went to Raffi Organ with 4 overs, 2 wickets for 3 runs. My only concern with this talented side is that complacency does not set in as we have really not been tested so far.

Keep up the hard work fellas and make every game a lesson regardless of the opposition.

U14s v Glenmoor and Winton Academy (County Cup)

We continued to dominate our matches so far this season (testing matches will come) by defeating Winton and Glenmoor Academy in the County Cup.

We won the toss and batted first piling up 137 for the loss of no wickets off 16 overs. A 50 for Archie Lappin on debut (51 balls) and another 50 for Seb Rowland (52 off 34) set us up nicely and allowed Ralph Boldt to hit a quickfire 22 off 12 balls at the end. Our strong bowling attack continued the form that has seen them keep all teams below 100 this year and made inroads quickly. Having them 4 down for 18 runs in 8 overs we used 8 bowlers in all bowling Winton out for 31. All 8 bowled well bowling only 2 wides in the entire innings but a special mention must go to Oli Butler for his 2 overs 3 wickets for 2 runs.

On to Sherborne in the next round!

Tennis v Dauntsey’s and Godolphin

1st Girls v Dauntsey’s 1sts

What an afternoon of tennis! As ever, it was evident from the first round that it was going to be a closely contested match. After the first two rounds we found ourselves tied at 3-3, with battles across all the courts. Lara Ela and Hattie had a great battle at 3rd pair, although playing a frustrating pair who often caught the girls off guard. Eventually it was lost in a tight tiebreak - however, they played well all afternoon, and could this be a start of a new pairing? Lara as ever was solid from the back and Hattie very dynamic at the net. Congratulations to Hattie on her first match as part of the 1st team. Phoebe and Becky remained “the brick wall” this week, making it hard for their opponents to find the gaps around the court. Again, they got taken to a match tiebreak and managed to come out victorious winning 7-2. Huge thanks to Becky for always being important member of the tennis club, her commitment and improvement over the years has led to her becoming an established 1st team player. Phoebe this year really stepped it up, her movement around the court and thirst for learning has meant she has really improved over the last few terms, well done. Flora and Rosie had a nervous start to their final match as a pair, finding themselves 3-1 down. They remained calm and collected as they pulled it back level at 4-4. The better of the opponents’ pair was serving and they took the lead in the game quickly, finding them facing 2 match points down, however some unforced errors allowed the girls to level again, with Flora serving. They took the lead 6-5 and played a very smart final game to take the set. Thank you also to Rosie and Flora for their commitment to the tennis club. As a pair that formed in the Fourth Form, they have only lost one match as a pair, which was against Dauntsey’s last year, to get this win this time was a special moment for them both. Everyone left everything out on the court and worked very hard.

5-4 Win

Player of the match – The whole team!!!

Girls 2s and 4s

This weekend Canford welcomed teams from Dauntsey’s and Godolphin. To ensure that all the girls played in a competitive match, the 1st and 3rds played Dauntsey’s 1s and 2s and our 2nds and 4ths played Godolphin 1s and 2s.

We were blessed with another Saturday of near perfect playing conditions on Adby Astro and the quality of the tennis matched the weather. Special mention goes to the 1st pair of the 2nd team, Mia and Maya, who won every match despite the determination and effort from the Godolphin team. The other two pairs of Ruby and Lucy and Eloise and Sky also played some excellent doubles but sadly were pipped in every match, so the final outcome was a 3-6 loss.

The 4th team also represented Canford well, displaying great tenacity and guile to disrupt the follow of the Godolphin 2nd team. Isla and Hattie had the greatest level of score line success, winning 2 of their 3 matches. Also special mention goes to Millie and Millie who stepped up from the club to win 3 games from the Godolphin 1st pair (no other pair managed to win a game) and beat the 2nd pair 6-3. The final score was 4-5 to Godolphin.

Girls 3rds vs Dauntsey’s 2nds

In terms of results, this did not go our way and overall, they had much more depth than us across the pairs. I’m proud of all of the girls, that throughout the afternoon despite not coming out on top were willing to change they way they played to produce better tennis. Tiva and Daisy A, worked hard on trying to play smarter tennis – keeping the ball cross court, making less unforced errors, and trying to attack the net when they could. They progressed and in the final round against the 1st pair, put up a real fight in to stay in the games as much as they could. Varya and Daisy B had a similar story, their games were so close, and the scores did not reflect how they were playing. As they progressed in the matches, they gained more confidence at the net and tried to maintain playing in a way in which we have talked about, it didn’t always work as Dauntsey’s were a good side, but lessons were learnt. Nuala and Charlotte left Sherborne last week feeling very frustrated with their performance and felt that it didn’t all click. This week after the matches we chatted about playing in a different way and remembering the positives. Again, confidence grew, and they played really well. The battle against the final pair was brilliant, attacking the net and trying to do all the rights things. Sometimes, more lessons are learnt by losing than winning. All 6, did very well against a strong team.

9-0 Dauntsey’s

Player of the week – Tiva Kent

Boys U15 v Dauntsey’s

The U15’s took on a Dauntsey’s side with 3 new pairings. Leo and Sam A paired up, winning 2 of their 3 games. They played very well as a pair but after winning their first 2 comfortably, they lost focus and ended up losing the final set. Sam C-L and Remi were our next pair, they trained well together through the week and carried that form on into Saturday’s fixture. They had some outstanding rallies and Sam was a real problem for the opposition at the net. They managed to win all 3 of their sets. Our third pairing was Woody and Murray, who also won all 3 of their sets. 6-2, 6-2 and 6-1, some really good scores for the boys, their teamwork and communication meant that nobody was able to come close.

Won 8-1

Player of the week: Sam Calvert-Lee

Boys 3s

The Boys 3rd Team welcomed Dauntsey’s School in what promised to be a close affair, with debutant pairing Harry Todd and Ciaran Amy making up a strong team of 6.

All 3 pairings played excellently and were relentless in their ambitions to dominate each and every game. Special mention should go to Felix Wigley and Arian Akrami for their excellent display throughout the afternoon, winning their matches 6-4, 6-2 and 6-2, which contributed to the boys winning 8-1 overall.

The boys should be extremely proud of their performances, and look forward to their next fixture against Bryanston, after half term.

U14A + B Girls v Godolphin

Team B won 2 matches and Team A none unfortunately! We tried hard but Godolphin were very good! Lottie H was definitely player of the week – she is a fighter on the court!

Team A

Jess + Ella: 2-6, 4-6, 0-6

Amy + Lottie: 2-6, 0-6, 3-6

Rose + Cara: 0-6, 0-6, 4-6

Team B

Cara + Joss: 6-3, 5-6, 5-6

Flower + Martha: 2-6, 1-6, 1-6

Helena + Ella: 6-5, 2-6, 0-6

U14A Boys

The U14As played host to a talented Dauntsey’s side on Saturday and were unfortunate to lose 6-3. Hugo Svedberg and James Law played brilliantly together, winning every set, in controlled fashion. Hugo played extremely well, with his serves on point and while punishing any misshaped serve Dauntsey’s played to him, ferociously. James struggled slightly on his serve but showed the mentality of a top player by refusing to let it affect the rest of his game as his powerful forehands and backhands proved too much for Dauntsey’s. Tom Chissell and Henry Andrews were unfortunate to come out on the losing end of each set, especially the first one where they pushed Dauntsey’s all the way to a tie break abut just couldn’t quite get the job done. Henry did a stellar job at the front of the net while Tom’s play at the baseline was immense. Tom also played the shot of the day, racing for a short ball and providing a deft little touch angled back across the net that Dauntsey’s couldn’t quite get to. Cameron Crorie and Harry Badaway pushed their opponents all the way. Harry stepped up to the A’s and did himself proud with some fantastic baseline forehands that Dauntsey’s had no answer to, while Cameron’s serve was proving to be a major issue for his opponents. Unfortunately, the boys just missed out on a win but played some awesome tennis and can hopefully pick back up where they left off next term.

U14B Boys

The U14s came undone on Saturday as they lost to a strong Dauntsey’s side 9-0, however the effort and enthusiasm remained throughout the day and the boys can be proud of themselves. Zac and Wakely were unfortunate to fall short in their first game. Wakely was proving to be a menace at the net, powering over volleys at every chance he got while Zac did a great job of extending rallies for as long as he could, making Dauntsey’s earn every point. Rory and Tom battled hard, with both hitting some nice forehand winners from deep. Henry and Leo worked hard for one another throughout the day, with both producing better tennis as the day went on. It was a tough day for the boys but they continued with effort and enthusiasm and hopefully they will continue to improve throughout the term.

Canford Sports Department – Team of the Week

See the photos / attachments for the new team of the week. Across all the sports and year groups those who made the team were nominated by their Heads of Sport for standing out in terms of their attitude, commitment and performance.

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