29/04/2016

The beginning of the Summer Term signals the opening of the cricket season, and this year’s U13A team have started off in fine form.  Tanmay Thanawalla, of 2J, brings us this report about their recent victory:

‘RGS Bat first to make 101 in 25 overs. Hampton bowl well. There are a few early season dropped catches but overall it’s a really positive start with the ball.

Hampton start well with Dru Shori (2L) and Dylan Straker-Grimes (2B).  We lose the first wicket after 31 runs. Tanmay Thanawalla (2J) is next in, Dru Shori loses wicket after good innings. Pravin Kiritharan (2B) makes a short but plentiful innings.  Oscar Murphy (2J) also holds his nerve to collect a few runs, before he is caught.  Jack Slaney (2W) and Tanmay see it through with 4 overs spare. Tanmay top scores with 38 not out.’  Tanmay Thanawalla – 2J

Thank you, Tanmay, and congratulations on being selected for 2016’s Middlesex County Cricket Squad.

Anthony Wang, of 2H, brings us news from the ISSP Music day, which took place at Hampton and LEH on Tuesday:

‘We spent a day with other musicians from local schools. There was repertoire from the choir, several ensembles and the orchestra. It was extremely fun, and I learnt a lot. It was really fun to meet people that were also very good at music. In the evening, we had a concert, which was a great opportunity to listen to such a varied programme.’  Anthony Wang – 2H

And George Jones, of 2L, reports on his recent once in a life-time family outing:

‘On Monday 25th April I went to a Tottenham football match where my brother Stanley Jones was going to be a mascot. 

We arrived at White Hart Lane (Tottenham’s Stadium) around 5 o’clock and Stanley was taken away by the Tottenham staff to meet the players and get his shirt signed.

We found our seats, the music started and we watched Stanley come out of the tunnel with the team. We were delighted when we found out that Stanley had come out onto the pitch holding hands with Tottenham star player; Harry Kane!

The game itself was not all that good with Tottenham potentially throwing away their premier league title dream with a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion, but the experience was brilliant.’  George Jones  – 2L

We wrap up this week’s blog by congratulating the Second Years who have recently reached new merit milestones.  Well done to Matthew Cresswell and Josh Bartholomew (60 merits), Jamie Benson (70 merits) and Arjun Samra (100 merits).

If your son has any news that should be mentioned in a future bulletin, please do encourage them to see me in school or email me at f.byrne@hamptonschool.org.uk and I shall be delighted to include it.