First Year Blog

It’s great to see that the cricket season is now in full swing, and I have a number of reports from our cricket captains to share with you:

“On Saturday 16 May the U12A Team were away at Tiffin School. The format was not limited overs but time, meaning I might have needed to make a declaration. We batted first, making 132, with Kyan Soni and William Knowles rescuing us, after a shaky start. Tiffin’s opening pair got off to a great start and were soon on 50 runs without losing a wicket, but better bowling and some great catches soon levelled the playing field again. With time running out, Tiffin passed our total, to win by 2 wickets” – Alasdair Jennings

“On Saturday the U12 B Team also played against Tiffin. We won the toss and chose to bowl first. After a good bowling performance, we went into bat chasing a tough score, and a shout-out must go to Theo Joy-Page,  who was the first boy in our year to achieve 50 runs. Overall we played very well and came out on top. Well done to the whole team, although our catching could be improved!” – William Aust

“Through a marvellous display of both bowling, batting and sportsmanship, the C team managed to bring a large victory against Dulwich College.” – Praveen Kumarasinghe

Meanwhile, Ben Robinson tells me that: “A week ago 20 First Year boys were preparing to go to the athletics event at John Fisher. As this was going to be the first event for First Years everybody was excited but then it sadly got cancelled that morning. Throughout the two weeks the staff allowed us to practice every event so they could see who were the stand-out athletes and who to pick.” I’m pleased to hear that the boys are getting a chance to try out the different athletic disciplines, and I’m sure they will perform well when they get to compete against other schools. In fact, I believe that a few boys are involved in today’s fixture – but I will wait until next week to let you know how they get on.

I know next week will be a busy one, with two different trips in store. The excursions to The Globe Theatre with the English Department, and to local places of worship with the RS Team are always interesting, and I very much hope the boys enjoy the opportunity to learn outside the classroom.