First year Blog

The cricketers have certainly been busy this week:

“On Saturday 13th May Hampton A’s played St Benedict’s in our first home game of the season. We won the toss and chose to bowl first, as the wicket was very green and it had just stopped raining. Our bowlers ran in hard but were too short, and their batsmen scored quickly. Will Knowles and Jamie Hacking both picked up two wickets each, but everyone got hit for some runs. Their final total was 131, leaving us with 132 to win. Louis Simonds-Gooding and Kyan Soni started well, but after Kyan was run out wickets kept falling. Louis made a very well earned 48 not out, but it wasn’t enough. A disappointing performance, but we will come back stronger next week.” – Ali Jennings

 

“On Saturday, the U12 B cricket team played against St Benedict’s. We lost the toss but got the option we hoped for, to field first. After a great fielding and bowling performance, we limited them to 65 runs with Freddie and Aidan amongst the wickets.  In fact Aidan narrowly missed out on a hat trick with the third ball going just inches over the bails. Then it was our turn to bat. We got off to a great start thanks to a fine batting performance from Aidan, who was then retired.  The innings ended with Theo hitting the winning runs with a four. Overall it was a good team performance and we remain unbeaten with three wins from three.” – William Aust

I know that the athletes and tennis players have been training hard this week, although there have been no fixtures to report on so far. Keep up the good work boys!

The First Year were spread across London this week at the Globe theatre, and local places of worship for their English and R.S. Trips. I hope that the trips proved to be educational and interesting.

Jamie Reger of 1L is this week’s Tutee of the Week. This is due to his excellent, thoughtful contributions in Form time and his very persuasive, well-argued speech as to why he should be Form Council representative. Well done Jamie on an excellent achievement!