24 Jun 2022
Summer Term 2022 - Sports Report Week 8

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Summer Term 2022 - Week 8 Sports Report

Athletics – South West Championships and Dauntsey’s Quadrathlon

After a successful County Championships Rhys Allen, Megan Mowbray, Elle Mowbray, Evelyn Young and Jansci Motsi travelled down to Exeter to compete for Dorset in the South West Championships.

Rhys, who had already qualified for English Schools, came away from the meet as the South West Discus Champion. Evelyn Young, who had to throw the discus in adverse weather conditions, with her feet in a puddle of water, showed her grit and determination, walking away with the gold medal and title of South West Discus Champion. Megan Mowbray also had a successful meet, competing in both the high jump and triple jump. Megan won the triple jump, gaining the title as South West Champ. Elle Mowbray performed well in the long jump, after coming back from injury and gaining the bronze medal, and Jansci Motsi found himself in a tough heat in the 100m and did an admirable job in the Dorset relay. It is wonderful to see these athletes competing with the best in the South West. Congratulations to Rhys Allen, Elle Mowbray and Megan Mowbray who have made selection to compete at the English Schools in July, go well.

While Canford had athletes representing Dorset in Exeter, the Shells, Fourths and Lower Sixth athletes headed to Dauntsey’s to compete in a quadrathlon against Dauntsey’s and King’s Bruton. This event comprised of each athlete competing in the 800m, 100m, shot and long jump, points are awarded to the position they came and added up at the end of the four events. Canford competed in three categories junior boys (Shell and Fourth), junior girls (Shell and Fourth) and senior boys (Fifth, Sixth Form). The event had a brilliant atmosphere with all three schools being mixed and moving from one event to the next as a unit. It was lovely to witness athletes making friends, and while the event still remained competitive, there was also support and cheering of each other’s success. At the end of the event the following athletes made the podium. In the senior boys Dan Sanchez came third, junior boys Oli Fox Pitt silver, with Lawrence Al Hariri gaining bronze and in the junior girls Grace Cecil-Wright came second. A successful event with all athletes being active for the two hours and pushing themselves out of their comfort zone, competing in events they don’t normally do, well done all.

Cricket v Bristol GS, King Edward’s Southampton, Sherborne, Poole GS and Millfield

Boys 1st XI V Bristol GS - National T20 SW Region Semi-Final (Tier 2)

James B won the toss and batted on another glorious day at Canford. Opening the innings with Robbie H the pair dominated, rotated the strike and got us to 98 off 13 overs before James was out LBW. Dill came in and continued to rotate, giving Robbie the strike the boys ran hard, pushed 2’s and put away anything loose. Robbie was playing beautifully all round the wicket and thoroughly deserved a 100 but was unlucky to lose his wicket on 93 with 4 balls of the innings left. A score of 160 for 2 would be a hard chase for Bristol.

Opening up with the spin of Kit B one end and pace of Eddie J the other made it difficult for the BGS batters to settle and after 7 overs had only reached 27 for 2. They never really got into the chase and limped to 103 for only 3 wickets off 20 overs. Excellent figures by the 2 opening up (Kit 4 overs 2 for 12) (Eddie 4 overs for 11) with George P continuing the pressure with 4 overs 1 for 16.

We now play the final away to Taunton School next Wednesday.

Boys 1st XI V KES

From 35 degrees C to 20 degrees C shows the fickleness of an English summer. Canford won the toss and put KES in. Eddie struck second ball lbw with the opener padding up. George at the other end kept things tight. Kit took over at the Magna Road End and soon struck with two consecutive catches by Harrison at deep mid-wicket.

Monty and Jude shared the middle overs from the School End taking a wicket each with Jude ending over a very solid innings of 91 by the KES captain.

TJ and Eddie came on to finish off the innings, TJ 2-23, Eddie 3-33, Kit 2-37, Jude 2-27, Monty 1-13. KES finished on 171 in 34 overs. After a long lunch break Sam and Jamie took on the task of opening the innings in the absence of JB and Robbie. Unfortunately for us we decided to play a game of dominoes and soon found ourselves 38-5, Sam 4, Jamie 2, Dill 3, Ozzie 3, Harrison 1.

As is the saying cometh the hour cometh the man and time for a captain’s innings with Jude standing in for JB. Along with Eddie the pair of them settled the innings and took our chase to 66 when Eddie padded up to one and was bowled for 35 when he looked set. Jude was joined by Monty, the two of them forming a good partnership of 73 before Monty was out for 24. TJ was next in, again applied himself to the task of helping Jude to finish things off. A couple of fine lofted drives for four saw us home with TJ ending on 29 no.

Jude ended on 45 from 72 balls, a pleasing captain’s innings.

What was so pleasing about this win was something we’ve discussed and talked about a lot - application and partnerships - which was aptly shown by the lower order. Top order take note!

Boys 2nd XI

KES: 98 (21.1) Ed Timberlake 2-9, Arthur Toosey 2-14

Canford: 102-3 (12.3) Will Fountain 33 (ret), Jimmy Johnson 19*, Arthur Toosey 15*

Player of the Match: Will Fountain

Canford 2nds kept up their 100% record chasing down a modest target of 98 in only 12.3 overs. This was in large part due to the explosive start that Will Fountain gave us at the top of the order. He smashed his 2nd ball straight back over the bowler for 6 and then pulled the next one for four. His innings unfortunately was bought to a premature end when he inside-edged a ball onto his knee and had to retire hurt, but not after he’d hit another 6 and two 4s to reach 33 off only 18 balls. This ensured that the chase was never in doubt and also meant that Rev Jack didn’t get too cold by staying out in the field too long.

Jimmy Johnson and Arthur Toosey (for the second game in a row) took Canford over the line after a mere 12.3 overs, ending on 19 and 15 not out respectively. This was after the bowlers (and fielders) had done a good job to restrict KES to 98. At 4 for 2, KES they were looking very shaky, with Oscar Bailey taking out their opener with a beauty that clipped the top of off stump, and Elliot Hilton keeping his composure to make the most of some calamitous running to execute a run out. Both lads bowled very tidy opening spells, and with the exception of the KES no 3, who swung merrily for a quick 38, none of the opposition batters looked comfortable. Ed Timberlake and Arthur picked up a couple of wickets apiece, and George Bolland eventually won battle with the big hitter, having bowled him early off a no ball. 2 more chaotic run outs were gifted to us, and Elliot finished off their innings with the first ball of his second spell cleaning up their number 11. Well done lads on another comprehensive victory.

Rev J and Mr Forbes

Boys U15A

County Cup Semi-final at Ferndown - U15As v Sherborne 16 / 06 / 22

After playing Sherborne and losing by some way 5 days earlier we asked the squad to look after themselves, prepare well and individually bring positive change to this match.

In our 3-way rolling captaincy it was Tom Barratt’s turn to take charge. He won the toss and opted to bat. George Guirdham and Harry Serjeant opened with real confidence and the positive approach started immediately with a single from each of the first 3 balls. They then continued batting really positively, playing lovely shots and running superbly between the wickets, scoring 52 (off 55) before Harry was caught. Tom Barratt helped support George add another 18(19) before getting caught before getting going as he can. Freddie Warrack, whose innings showed great distain for dot balls, then joined George for the push to build our score and they added 39 (24) before George was caught for 58 having scored 9 4s. Charlie Pallot helped Freddie boost our score further, finally reaching 134/6.

Again our bowling was tidy with fewer runs gifted to the opposition than received through extras. Anton Cox, Sam Wilson and Tom Barratt all picked up wickets and bowled well with Xan Brookes taking a fine catch to dismiss their opener who top scored on Saturday on his second ball off Aton’s bowling, a key psychological step forward. The ninth over from Sam took 2 timely wickets but at the 10 overs stage Sherborne were at 65/3 and the match was finely balanced. A very frugal 3 overs for 12 runs and 3 wickets from Will Vessey in dangerous form were arguably the critical ones and Sherborne were all out for 96 in the 17th over and Canford progressed to the final. I was delighted with the strength of character and the positive response to a difficult day on Saturday that the team showed. Turning it around in this style bodes well for them next year and has helped them develop a great deal this season.

Canford 134/6 (20 overs) Sherborne 96 All out (17 overs)

County Cup Final at Ferndown - U15As v Poole Grammar 16 / 06 / 22

After beating Sherborne the team were confident going into the final. PGS chose to bowl and the game began. Two balls in, the umpire raised his finger to dismiss George (both teams are still unsure what for) and so Tom and Harry reacted positively and stepped up to build a score with a brilliant partnership of 126 (off 104 balls). Harry was astute enough to see that Tom was very keen to score runs and played an outstanding supporting role until Tom was out for 66 (51). The quality of Harry’s innings was shown by him immediately stepping up to play more dominantly the very next ball. Xan Brookes’ chance to shine eventually came and on his way to the crease he asked how many balls were left, the answer of 1 put him under more pressure but a lovely shot and 4 runs was a great return. We finished on 138/3, a decent total to bowl at.

It was one that was out of reach for PGS. A mix of tidy bowling and fielding saw us bowl PGS out and end as victors by 28 runs to become U15 Dorset County Champions for 2022. Congrats to the whole of the team!

Girls U15 T20 National Cup Quarter Final vs Millfield

Millfield visited the Mountjoy Oval for the round of 16 on a delightful summer evening. Millfield called right and chose to bowl. Izzy and Emily started off patiently against some excellent bowling; this was by far the most challenging bowling attack we had faced since Dorset, however the improvement in the girls defence from that game early in the season was clearly on show. Izzy fell to the Impressive bowling of Laila Moledina (4-17), bringing the in-form Daisy to the crease. Daisy scored a rapid 37 from 26 balls before Poppy took over the baton scoring 49 from 37 balls; sharing an impressive 51 run partnership with Penny (8*). The Canford innings concluded on a total of 151 for 6.

The Millfield opening batters went about the task of chasing maturely, scoring the required 7 runs per over with relative ease. Izzy brought herself in to the bowling attack, having immediate impact by Bowling the dangerous Barrington-Hibbert. Moledina joined captain Hawkins at the crease and they took control of the game with a partnership of 66; all the time seeming in complete control. Some suspicious Canford fielding aiding the Millfield cause. The turning point came with the introduction of Penny (3-14) who delivered her left arm leg spin impressively, dismissing both Hawkins and Moledina which somersaulted the game into the hands of Canford. Poppy was left with the final over and delivered an error free set of 6; sealing the victory. Canford winning by 5 runs.

A big thank you to all the support received throughout the evening. Clifton College are next up in the last 8.

Boys U15B V KES

Canford U15Bs started strongly with Jake getting a caught and bowled in the first over of the match. Jake and Jerry bowled tightly and prevented a strong KES batting lineup get off to a quick start. A number of dropped catches and a growing number of extras allowed KES to build momentum, despite the best efforts of the other bowlers (Sam F, Sam W, Sophia and Jacob). KES reached a total of 176-5 off their 25 overs on a wicket that offered bowlers a little assistance. Canford’s chase started slowly with the fast bowling of KES causing some concern to Joey, describing the experience as “like watching a horror movie by yourself late at night”. He batted well and some strong hitting from Sam W (23) and a first ever four for Tim allowed Canford to start to build momentum. However, a flurry of wickets resulted in us moving from 52-2 to 54-6 and out of the chase. Jacob steadied the ship (23) but a couple of careless run-outs hindered progress, resulting in a respectable score of 100-9 in the allocated overs.

There were some stand out players who should be mentioned - Sophia did really well as did Jacob and Jerry who was hugely unfortunate not to take a wicket.

Boys U14A

Canford 193 KES 162

The U14s won the toss and decided to bat first on the best wicket we have played on all term. Seb Rowland continued to dominate, as he has done all season, with a fluent 70 from 79 balls. Ralph Boldt also showed his class, soaking up some early pressure, before putting pressure back on the bowlers during an excellent knock, finishing on 81 not out. The boys finished on 193 from their 30 overs, a good total, although they were disappointed not get a few more.

The second innings started well, with debutant, Daisy Timberlake running the KES opener out with an excellent throw, despite having only 1 stump to aim at. The KES number 3 played very well, but the U14s didn’t let him score freely, with Fred Jackson and Gabe Davey bowling some tight lines. Raffi Organ then continued his fine form, finishing with figures off 2 for 5 of 6 overs, including 4 maidens. KES could therefore never get going in their run chase. Canford won by 31 runs.

Another solid performance, on to the county cup final!

Boys U14B

The U14Bs played King Edward's Southampton in a 25 over match, on a windswept and overcast Upper Tadmores. Canford won the toss and elected to bat, with Sam Armstrong and Luca Bartlett opening the batting. Sam Armstrong was sadly bowled by the second ball and so Bertie Cutler then came to the crease to steady the ship. Luca and Bertie managed a partnership of 20, before Luca was caught on 11. Up stepped Bertie Aspinall, who batted exceptionally, pushing the singles, communicating well with his partners and managing an unbeaten 56, with Bertie Cutler (19 runs) and Archie Lappin (22 runs) supporting his efforts. With Archie bowled trying to push the run rate, up stepped Rhodri, with only a few overs to go. He was run out on 1 and Ollie Steer stepped to the crease, again run out, this time on the final ball. At the break, Canford were 134 for 5 off 25 overs.

The U14Bs opened the bowling with Alfie Cochrane and Santi Sartre from the other end. Both picked up 3 wickets a piece off their 3 overs (spread through the match). Other bowlers were Ollie Stear (1 wicket) Ollie Stow, Sam Armstrong, Archie Lappin (1 wicket) and Louis Smith (2 wickets). King Edward's were bowled out for 73 off 16.3 overs. A good win for the U14Bs and good to see Bertie Aspinall get a good bat and his half century. Last match of the season next week against Winchester at home.

Tennis v Bryanston

Three senior teams headed out to play against Bryanston in a Senior mixed tennis afternoon. It was a fantastic afternoon of tennis and laughter all played in good spirits. Within the first team we had some great performances, the use of lobs and volleys was particularly present as they tried to figure out a way around the different way that the pairs played. For the seconds I was really impressed with the communication between pairs and the ability to try and do different things to win the point. In the 3rds we saw two leaving Upper Sixth compete, Arian and Felix, showing commitment until the end. They all worked hard and even tried some serve volleying.

We are so lucky that tennis allows this type of event to happen, and it will become a permanent feature in the summer term against Bryanston, as it was so well received.

1's Lost 6-3

2's Lost 5-4

3's Lost 7-2

Pair of the day Mia Ashby Rudd and Rohan Samra

Rowing – Henley Women’s Regatta and Thames Valley Park Regatta

Henley Women’s Regatta.

With the biggest entry of crews for a couple of years the standard was incredible high throughout the international regatta program. Canford entered a composite crew with one other club, Ardingly Rowing Club. Jess West, Emma Quadlieri (Ardingly) Buzz Borneman, Martha Warren Barrett, entered into the junior girls quadruple sculls event - the Bea Langridge Trophy.

Approximately 30 crews entered but to qualify for the first rounds Canford/Ardingly had to finish in the top 12 crews. Sadly, this did not happen and the girls were 24th overall, missing out by just 15 seconds.

A great effort and the end of a fantastic voyage of experience. Never faltering the girls had returned to Henley a year on and shown true courage to simply “Try”.

Thames Valley Park Regatta.

Thankfully a cooler day for racing on Sunday19th June at Thames Valley Park Regatta. However, the wind proved mercurial, at some points blowing in a chilled blast from the north, countered by a variable, competitive warming & soporific wind from the south: it literally blew hot & cold.

The Women’s J15 coxed four, stroked be Amelia Frost, Susie Jones, Isla Young Hanna Jeffrey, and coxed by Millie Gardiner put in a very strong performance against Henley RC in the 500-metre sprint race but just missed out. The girls enjoyed the race and learnt a lot!

Later on, in the day the Women’s Schools Junior Coxed Fours took place.

The Canford crew, stroked by Mia Ulyett, Molly Hindell, Maddie Nickell Alice Herbert and coxed by Elliot Walter, were up against the Wallingford RC crew. Both crews set off at a very fast pace to start and fought the whole way down the course, Wallingford just beating our Canford crew at the finish.

Again, a brilliant effort from a crew combination of very new rowers and some of our more experienced rowers. All were in high spirits and enjoyed the day’s racing.

The J15 boys, Charlie Hickey, Max Mackenzie, Jack Jones, Freddie Pearce, Gabriel Vandvik, Harry Taylor, William Fearnley, stroked by Archie Jones and coxed by Ralph Allen entered the open J15 eights event. The eight was competitive and enjoyed a strong start over the opposition, who then put in a push at the halfway mark to draw level. Thereafter, the opposition (Great Marlow School) just maintained a slight edge and poise to squeeze out and sustain a small lead until the finish line. The Canford Eight crew was competitive, which is very encouraging.

Four of the boys from the eight then raced a coxed four 4+ in the J15 category, comprising Charlie Hickey, Harry Taylor, William Fearnley and Archie Jones, who again stroked, and again, the crew was coxed by Ralph Allen. The idea of doubling up entries at this regatta came very late in the day, and the challenge was eagerly accepted by the boys, who managed to squeeze in just 3 additional practices in the week prior to the regatta. Surprisingly, the crew gelled very quickly.

In the event, the Canford crew performed very well in a highly spirited and closely fought race against Reading Blue Coat School. Canford pushed hard against their opposition with overlap all the way down the course, prompting some positive and at times excited commentary by the race official over the public address speakers. The Canford coxed four crew came away happy with their plucky performance in this latter race, and were satisfied their race time equalled the eventual final race time of 1 minute 53 seconds. The final was won by Reading Blue Coat School!

We look forward to seeing both J15 boys’ crews in action again at Reading Town Regatta next Saturday.

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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