17 Jun 2022
Summer Term 2022 - Sports Report Week 7

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Summer Term 2022 - Week 7 Sports Report

Athletics – Dorset County Championships

The sixteen athletes that were selected to represent Poole and East Dorset did themselves and Canford proud at the weekend. In the Junior section, Harry Pilkington impressed again in his high jump, resulting in him coming second in Dorset. Lawrence Al Hariri took to the shot circle and produced a distance of 9.75m, that placed him also in the silver position. Massimo Brown ran a straight final in the 300m, in the outside lane and ran a time of 40.6s (3rd place) just one tenth of a second off the school record!

In the Inter boys Jansci Motsi won his 100m heat with a time of 11.6s and produced a better time in the final 11.5s and finishing second in Dorset. Isaac Ameyaw, Gabe O’Donnell and Thomas Fox-Pitt are all competing at the bottom of their age group and gained some valuable experience under their belts.

In the Senior boys it was lovely to get the opportunity to see Rhys Allen throwing the discus and showing the County what it looks like to throw 56.39m, gaining a new school record, Championship Best Performance and an English Schools qualifying distance.

Within the Inter Girls, Elle Mowbray is now the County Champion in the long jump, with Megan Mowbray gaining the same title in the high jump and triple jump. This is a fine achievement by the Mowbray sisters. Megan managed to beat her own school record in the triple jump (glad I decided to update the record board at the end of the season!). Grace Cecil-Wright performed brilliantly, where she ran the 200m in a time of 28.3s, resulting in her finishing as runner up in the final. Eliza Miller and Izzy Reeve had to contend with a tricky wind in the javelin. Eliza finished a respectable 5th in the County, a year young. Bella Collier threw the shot put 8.21m and the discus 16.39m.

Within the senior girls Evelyn Young continued her reign as County Champ in the discus and is slowly getting closer and closer to the Canford School record.

This weekend four athletes have been selected to represent Dorset at the South West Championships. Evelyn Young for the discus, Elle Mowbray for long jump, Megan Mowbray for high jump and triple jump and Jansci Motsi for the 100m. Rhys Allen has already gained the National Schools qualifying distance for discus. We wish them luck as they head down to Exeter with the Dorset team!

Cricket v Sherborne, Bryanston and Downe House

Boys 1st XI V Sherborne

After a pleasant drive over to Sherborne arrived in bright sunshine but with a strong breeze blowing across the ground which lasted all day.

It was a straw coloured wicket on which we were expecting a bit of pace and bounce but in the end was quite a variable bounce pitch.

Having won the toss we batted and soon found the variable bounce tough with James caught behind off his gloves to one which flew from back of a length. Dill was LBW, Robbie bowled by one that skidded on and didn’t bounce leaving us 33 for 3. There followed a bit of a recovery with Sam and Eddie who put on 20 before Sam was caught at mid-on from a leading edge. Eddie soon followed to a great catch at backward point for 55 for 5. 2 more quick wickets fell leaving us 74 for 7 Jamie and Jude back in the hutch. Our biggest partnership of 29 between Harrison and TJ followed and 10 more were added between Monty and Kit with us all out for 113.

Sherborne had bowled and fielded well with some help from the pitch and some loose batting from us so we took to the field hoping for a bit of the same. A positive attitude and we were all out to attack from ball one. There were attacking fields from James throughout and a real togetherness from the players. The bowlers were rotated throughout but we never really looked like we were going to knock them over. Eddie worked hard with no luck, Harrison along with Jude, Monty and TJ all had a go. Kit threatened throughout his spell of 10 overs, 3 for 28 but in the end we just didn’t have enough runs on the board. Hopefully we can have our revenge on Sherborne in the Dorset100 ball Final next week.

Boys 2nd XI

Sherborne: 101 (25.2) James Ashurst 3-15, George Bolland 2-11, Elliot Hilton 2-12, Arthur Toosey 2-30

Canford: 105-6 (21.4) Ed Timberlake 20*, Arthur Toosey 17*

Player of the Match: Arthur Toosey

Canford won another close encounter with Sherborne, having edged them in 100 ball game earlier in the season. As then, Sherborne thought they had us beaten when Canford had slipped to 64-6, but a fine unbeaten partnership between Ed Timberlake and Arthur Toosey saw us home.

The day had started well with the welcome return of Oscar Bailey after injury, who opened up with 3 consecutive maidens and, together with Elliot Hilton, put the squeeze on the Sherborne batters. However, at 47-1 they were looking to have established a good foundation for their innings. Two wickets in an over from Arthur changed things dramatically and after that they kept on tumbling. James Ashurst bowled really well in tandem with George Bolland picking up 5 dismissals between them. It was a good day for the spinners, with the pitch turning and sometimes keeping low, and Ed pitched in with a wicket from his leg spin.

The chase started well with Tom Williams and Will Fountain putting on 34 with ease, and both Joel Bibby and Jimmy Johnson made good starts to their innings, but none of the top four were able to kick on, leaving us vulnerable to the collapse that came. However, Ed and Arthur showed great composure to hang in there, soak up the pressure and then open up with some fine stroke play to see us over the line. The 100% record remains intact.

Boys 3rd XI v Sherborne

Canford won the toss and opted to bat first.

Canford 147-9 (25 overs). Van der Flier 65 n.o. (75 balls).

Sherborne 148-4 (24.3 overs). Van der Flier 2-26 (5 overs), Lane 1-14 (3 overs), Kiff 1-32 (4.3 overs)

Sherborne won by 6 wickets and 3 balls to spare.

The Canford 3rd XI lost a match that ended tightly, despite looking anything but that during several phases of the game. A player-of-the-match performance from Fergus van der Flier was not enough to get us over the winning line but was at least enough to make for an exciting finish.

Batting at number 4, Fergus arrived at the crease after just 8 deliveries of the innings. Openers Sam Symes and Jocelyn Child had both been bowled by a skilful and accurate pair of opening Sherborne seamers, whose work wasn’t finished yet: Tom Hopwood was run out going for a quick single to fine leg, before Alex Daubeney and Nat Davey followed in rapid succession, both lbw to the opening quicks. At 20-5 halfway through the 6th over, it felt like the Milton Abbey disintegration all over again. Fergus and Tom Kiff steadied the ship and, with the withdrawal of the two effective bowlers from the attack, started to get the scoreboard ticking over. Kiff soon succumbed C&B, bringing Max Firth to the party. These two batsmen, very much from the swashbuckling school of batsmanship, accelerated the scoring rate and took us into the 60s. Max eventually dollied one up to be caught at cover having added a valuable 15 runs. Alex Landale, attempting to keep the momentum going, went to loft a full and inviting delivery down the ground, only to find the tie end of the bat and offer an easy catch to mid-off. Number 10 Lucas Francis brought his usual brand of instinctive and care-free batting, he too adding 12 useful tail-end runs but equally importantly providing support to Fergus, who was by this stage approaching his half ton. Last man Henry Lane joined him at 90-9, a score which, 10 overs prior, seemed improbable. Henry batted superbly well, surviving well and even scoring well once Fergus reached his personal milestone. The pair put on 57 runs for the 10th wicket partnership, taking us to 147-9 after our set of 25.

This could very much have been plenty of runs to defend, but Sherborne were not about to give up without a fight. Despite an early wicket for Man of the Moment Fergus, they scored quite freely at 7 or 8 an over for the first 10 overs, mainly thanks to some loose bowling and too many extras conceded, particularly wides and waist-high full tosses! Henry Lane, buoyed by his heroics with timber in hand, bowled a corker of an over which culminated in the clean bowling of their dangerous number 3 for 29. Fergus removed the other opener the next over, which slowed their scoring and, along with the improved bowling that followed, caused the required run rate to tick upwards, bringing us back into the game. Another wicket, this time for Tom Kiff, left them needing 18 runs from the last 20 balls, then 8 from the last over. This one did not begin well, with two overthrows providing some comedic relief for the tense supporters on the boundary rope. However, a 4 slapped through the leg side followed by 2 down the ground sealed the win for Sherborne with 3 balls to spare.

A good game in the end, although we need to start both innings with more control and accuracy if we are to put teams under pressure more consistently.

Boys U15A v Sherborne

Again our bowling took a stride forward with very few runs gifted to the opposition through extras. Sam Wilson, Adam Driver and the dangerous Will Allen were the pick of the bowlers but Canford did allow far too many singles and twos to take place and so a score of 155 for 6 was posted – a tricky chase on an inconsistent pitch with a slow outfield. And tricky it proved to be as our batting didn’t fire at all this time around and Canford finished way short.

Canford 56 all out (24 overs)

Sherborne 155 for 6 (30 overs)

Boys U15A v Bryanston

After losing the toss, Canford were asked to bowl and we obliged, really well! Will Allen looked very dangerous indeed but the whole unit bowled as well as we probably have. Though Bryanston got a few runs towards the end, 83 for 6 from their 20 didn’t seem enough…….

……and it wasn’t with Charlie Pallot hitting 20 and Freddie ‘the finisher’ Warrack seeing us home with 34 not out with 7 overs to spare. Though Anton Cox’s fine cover drive was probably the moment of the match, it was the 1 for 5 from 4 overs from Wallen that was ‘performance of the match’.

Canford 87 for 4 (12.3)

Bryanston 83 for 6 (20 overs)

Boys U15B v Sherborne

Sherborne 193 for 9 30 overs

Canford 63 all out (11 wickets) 21.4 overs

(Both teams had a dozen so we agreed to have everyone involved).

It all started so well.

Jake Stewart and Charlie Bolland opened the bowling and were tight; both bagged a ‘clean bowled’, and if you throw in a run out as well, 29 for 3 after six overs augured well for the day. Ollie Stow and Hester Child took over the bowling duties and after 10 overs, it was still only 47 for 3. But unfortunately our metaphorical stroll through the bucolic pastures was about to be rudely interrupted. Their remaining opener (out, eventually for 32) and their Number 5 (84) started flaying the ball all around the park and by the twentieth over, Sherborne had accrued 131 runs for five wickets. OK, we had picked up another run out and Jerry Yan had managed to clean bowl their opener. But the clouds had certainly opened and given us all a thorough dousing. Jerry and Charlotte Parkin had picked up the bowling duties, and certainly did their best to stem the flow. Even the return of Jake and Charlie to finish off their spells only partly applied the brakes. Then a stroke of captaincy genius from Jake Bartholomew introduced Finn Hunter-Smart who, in his first over, clean bowled one and had Jasper Bowley to thank for a sharp catch behind the sticks. Suddenly 152 for 8 looked a bit more promising. Finn also picked up a third wicket in his final over, with Hester Child safely pouching the catch to claim the prize wicket of their big-scoring batter. Jerry added another wicket with a plumb LBW. And Sam Wilmot weaved his whirling magic for three overs, without any luck. So after their thirty overs, Sherborne had amassed a rather scary-sounding 193 for 9. Pleasingly, only 19 bowling extras had been conceded. This indicates that, in spite of the monster score, our bowling was, in fact, pretty controlled. Their Number 5 however hit the ball really cleanly and hard!

Best we skip over the Canford innings … Jack Bartholomew (as skipper) had nobly decided not to bowl himself but in recompense chose to open the innings. His first ball saw a wild wide down the leg side but the second hit his stumps and was one of six ducks!

A positive mention must go to Joey Zhou, who hung around for eleven overs, and poached 7 singles. Finn also managed a quick 7 and Sam W added 9. Hannah and Charlotte both opened their batting accounts.

Boys U14A v Bryanston

Canford won the toss and elected to bat. Changing the batting order completely to allow others an opportunity, we found ourselves in the awkward position of 43 for 7. A mixture of slow wicket and not adapting caused a few leading edges catches in the ring. (we must play the conditions better) a recovery was to follow lead by a promoted Bertie Aspinall (27 off 26) and the ever reliable Seb Rowland batting at 9 (42 off 37).

Our final score of 126 for 8 off 20 was impressive and too much on this pitch.

As expected with our strong seam attack we kept Bryanston down to 75 for 7. The only disappoint being that we did not bowl them out.

Excellent figures by all but the pick being Raffi Organ (3 overs 2 wkts for 3 runs) and Bertie Aspinall (4 overs 2 wkts for 6 runs).

Boys U14A v Sherborne

This block fixture was used as our cup semi final match (30 overs) and with the eventual County Cup winners progressing on to the U15 National Cup next year our biggest match to date.

Sherborne elected to bat and we immediately had them under pressure bowling full and straight we had them 8 for 3 off the first 6 overs. All down to a superb opening spell from Bertie Aspinall taking all 3 wickets. We continued to maintain the pressure with excellent bowling from Ben J, Gabe D, Felix L and Freddie J before Raffi O cleaned up the rest, again bowling full and straight. Unlucky to not get 5 Raffi finished up with figures of 4 for 17 off 5.3 overs and this meant we needed to chase down 113 off our 30 overs.

Sherborne would always come hard at us but after the early wicket of Oli B the next two batted sensibly to get us up to 66 before the composed innings of Ralph B (34 off 39) was ended. A brief panic set in with the departure of run maker Seb R (31 off 50) but the calmness of Ben J (“don’t worry sir it’s all in control”) and striking of Ben P saw us home with 17 balls and 6 wickets to spare.

A good win against a strong side means we now play against Poole Grammar in the final.

Boys U14B v Sherborne

Canford - 180/6 from 25 overs

Sherborne - 176/5 from 25 overs

Canford’s innings was underpinned by Toby Lemans’ excellent 65, ably supported by Sam Armstrong (20), Luca Bartlett (19) and Freddie Blackburn (19 from 10).

Canford’s bowling attack went about the task of defending well; keeping Sherborne beneath the rate, however wides (37) proved to be Sherborne’s top scorer making the game much closer than it needed to be. Hector Boyle was the pick of the bowlers, sending down 5 immaculate overs for only 16 runs. He picked up 1 wicket but in truth deserved more.

Boys U14B v Bryanston

The toss was lost by skipper Bertie Cutler and we were put into field. A brave choice by his counterpart, soon to regret his decision as our opening bowler Freddy Jackson took 2 wickets in the opening over. Wickets kept falling, some great fielding been shown as the boys held their catches, with only one being dropped the whole game. Everyone got a bowl and a chance to get a wicket.

Bertie and Fressy both taking 3 wickets each, 2 for Hector and 1 each for Isaac and Louis.

We bowled then out for 84 meaning we needed 85 to win.

Our opening duo of Sam and Luca got us off to a great start, having got us a 47 run partnership.

Luca soon fell scoring a run a ball 20.

Sam ended of an unbeaten 29* and Toby 16* to lead Canford into a 9 wicket win within 13 overs

Great performance from all the boys!

Shared Man of the Match performance from Bertie Cutler and Sam Armstrong

U15 Girls v Downe House – National Cup last 32

The U15 SchoolSport Magazine National T20 Cup journey took us to Downe House School near Newbury. Canford batted first compiling an exciting 243 from their 20 overs. Izzy Reeve (28 from 13 balls), Emily Von Schirnding (26) got the innings off to a fast start with a 64 run partnership in 5 overs. After they fell in quick succession, Daisy Timberlake (76 from 37 balls) and Poppy White (41 from 18 balls) began to trouble the neighbouring houses! Their partnership took the game from 66/2 from 6.1 overs to 151/3 from 11.5 overs. Daisy continued to form fast partnerships with the rest of the order with Canford ending on 243/8 from their 20 overs. The total was far too many for Downe House; who were bowled out for 66 in 16.5 overs. Sophia Smith and Charlotte both bowling excellently, taking 3 wickets each. A special mention to Anna Landale for taking a wicket on her long awaited debut after injury.

We face Millfield in the next round (National Last 16) on Friday 17th on Mountjoy.

Tennis v Milton Abbey and Winchester

Girls 1st v Milton Abbey

A hot afternoon on the Astro! This week the pairs were Nia and Hattie, Maya and Mia, and Varya and Lucy. Overall, we were always in the driving seat throughout the match. This allowed us to work on different plays that we have been working on the last few weeks. A lot more net play, confidence in moving through the ball and really pleasing to see more comprehensive second serves. Although playing on the Astro was a little different, the girls adapted well and very much came out on top.

Won 9-0

Pair of the week - Varya and Lucy

Boys U15A v Winchester

The U15A boys took on Winchester on Saturday, it was a lovely day for tennis. Sam A and Woody were part of some brilliant rallies, and as usual showed their great relationship on the court throughout. They handled themselves incredibly well and can be proud of that. Despite their set scores, the games were much closer than suggested, with most games going to deuce. It was a similar story for Isaac and Toddy, who were paired for the first time together. Toddy began the day using a Junior racquet, and despite this, put in some brilliant serves. Isaac started off okay but then really hit his groove as the day went on, with some great shots at the net which were unreturnable. Leo and Ciaran were the most successful pair of the day, finishing with a record of 2-1. After losing their first set, they came back fast winning their last two. Leo brought out every shot he possibly could, doing things he said he will never do again. Pair this with Ciaran’s superb work at the baseline, and these two will always cause opposition team problems. Result – 2-7.

Player of the Week: Leo Vorobyev

Boys U15B v Milton Abbey

The U15Bs travelled to Milton Abbey this week in what was a very competitive fixture between the two teams. The pairings were as follows: Remi Brooks and Sam Calvert-Lee, Murray Carswell and Sam Webb, and finally Jack Shuttleworth and James Hatherley. After the first round Canford led 2-1, as both Remy and Sam and James and Jack dispatched their opposition comfortably. Remy’s baseline returns on serves proved impossible for the opposition to deal with throughout the day, while Hatherley and Shuttleworth both proved comfortable dealing with anything the opposition played them, either at the front or back of the court. Sam and Murray picked up victory in the second round of sets to make the score 4-2 heading into the final round. Murray moved round the baseline terrifically, like a wall, returning anything sent his way while Sam was a menace at the net, punishing any weak shot with points. In the final round, Milton Abbey fought back to 4-4 leaving it all down Remy and Sam’s match. Both pairs were unbeaten up to this point in what proved to be a fascinating decisive set. Sam was outstanding at the net, with the shot of the day being a drop shot volley he got low for after Milton Abbey hit what they thought was a powerful winner. Remy and Sam won the final set 6-3 against what was their toughest opponents of the season. A top performance by the pair in a match that delivered the 5-4 victory for the boys.

Other Results:

Boys 1st v Winchester - Lost 2-7

Boys 2nd v Winchester - Lost 1-8

Girls U15A v Milton Abbey - Won 9-0

Boys U14A v Winchester – Lost 2-7

Rowing – House Regatta

After a long break the Canford House regatta was up and running with huge crowds along the banks of the river stour. Entertained by close racing in various boats the Poole Borough Brass Band provided music and the scene was set.

Mr Timothy Stanning OC and Heather Stanning MBE presented medals to those winners. The evening dinner hosted over a hundred and thirty where double Olympic champion Heather Stanning gave an inspirational talk.

Regatta Results:

Shell Girls Coxed quads. de Lacy House bt Lancaster 1 length

Shell Boys Coxed quads. School house. Franklin/Court composite bt Salisbury 2 lengths

Shell Boys Single Sculls: Oliver Walpole bt Raif Anderson 1 length

Shell Girls Single sculls: Eva De Niro bt Maddie Woodcock 1 length

Junior (4th) Boys single Sculls. Max Mackenzie bt Gabriel Vandvik 2 lengths

Junior (4th) Girls single Sculls. Myra Malinga bt 1length

Junior (4th) Girls Coxed Four. Marriotts bt de Lacy ¾ length

Junior (4th) Boys Coxed Four. Lancaster bt Salisbury 1ft

Senior Boys Coxed Pairs. Monteacute/Court bt Lancaster 1 length

Senior Girls Coxed Pairs. de Lacy bt Marriotts 1 length

Senior Boys Coxed Fours. Lancaster bt Salisbury 1 length

Senior Girls Coxed Four. de Lacy bt Marriotts ½ length

Senior Single Sculls. Buzz Borneman bt Martha Warren-Barrett. ¾ length

Senior Boys Single Sculls. Ben Shaw bt Henry Barham 2 lengths

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House Regatta 2022

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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