Congratulations to all these boys on reaching the following milestones:

10 merits – Paddy Quirke

20 merits – Eddie Childs

30 merits – Edward Baxter, Theo Mantel-Cooper

40 merits – Joshua Maisuria-Hull, Zain Khan, Dhruv Duggal

50 merits – Tom Shtasel, Freddie Skinner, Marcus Bob

60 merits – Xavier Miklichansky-Maddox, Jamie Hacking, Freddy Liang

70 merits – Joe Moylan-Jones, Joe Treacy, Alexander Hulsenbeck, Leanesh Sivakumar

90 merits – George Garofalo, Krishna Wijayasingam

110 merits – Harry Spencer (wow!)

170 merits – Luke Trotman (amazing!)



The U13A may not have been victorious but at least you will feel like you saw every ball after you’ve read this very thorough report from William Knowles:

“On Saturday 5 May, Hampton School walked out to field after Tiffin won the toss and had decided to bat first. After a slow start and two great opening bowling spells from Theo J-P and Ali J, Tiffin were only on 20-0 of 6 overs. Change of bowling and Ali is  replaced by Will Knowles who started with a maiden. At the other end, Louis S-G came on replacing Theo. Finally after some excellent economy bowling Louis got the wicket. The batsmen went back and punched it towards mid-on where Kyan S took a great catch.  After twelve overs Tiffin were still playing defensively 56-1 but with wickets in hand. Another change of bowling saw Daniel E come on and in his last over we produced an amazing piece of fielding. The batsman prods it towards cover and calls, “Yes.” The non-striker is through like a flash but Theo sees the striker lingering and turns, the ball in his left hand and throws down the middle stump. Easily the best piece of fielding in the match. We continued to bowl well and were eventually rewarded with another wicket in the last over.

Hampton, after performing very well in field, decided to get off the a horrible start. After the first over it was clear Hampton were going to have to work hard if they wanted to win. After the first over Hampton were 5-2, both openers back in the hut and it didn’t get better from there. The next wicket fell in the third over Leanesh losing his off-stump. In the fifth Jennings got an impossible ball, also losing his off-stump to a ball the pitched on the leg-stump. Will and Pranav made a small partnership of 11 runs before Pranav was given LBW. Another small partnership between Will and Archie of 6 but finally Will edged one to square leg who took a good catch. Which brought Oli R to the crease. Suddenly Oli hit a boundary, a rare occurrence in the Hampton innings, then another one. He put on 29 on with Archie when he missed a straight one. He score 23 runs and was easily the best batsman of the Hampton innings.  After that Archie was out quickly and Theo was unlucky, he fell to a great catch a deep mid wicket, as was Daniel. In the end Hampton fell short of the total.”

Outside school, Jack Hardy has been making a splash with his excellent performance in national sailing competitions. Let’s hear how he got on last weekend:

“Over the weekend I took part in the ISST/IYST Sailing Open. It was hosted on the Isle of Dogs in the London Docklands. There were 12 National squad sailors who all placed in the top 12. I came 15th out of the 25 racers and third out of the non-national racers. Also I was spotted by one of the squad selectors and all in all was an amazing experience.”

Well done, Jack!


The Second Year Quiz is shaping up to be a great competition. All the forms seem very closely matched after the first round of matches. The top two teams in the league will play a final on May 23rd, spectators will be welcome.

As promised, here is a report of the Junior Quiz team’s march to regional glory, courtesy of Nick Allen:

Last week, Mr Hitchings’ all star team of quizzers had our regional final against RGS Guildford, last year’s winners. We started off the game badly, with RGS gaining around a 60 point lead over us. Despite this, we battled on, and managed to get back into the game. Around halfway into the match, I decided we would have to risk and try and buzz in early, so that the opposition could not answer.

The tactic worked, and we won the game by 30 points. The MVP was Conor (2H) who helped us with knowledge of history, books and geography.

Well done boys and good luck in the national rounds.


This week Edward Clark reports on something you could be doing to get a bit of insight into life behind the silver screen:

“In film-making club, we are recording 60 second silent movies and filming conversations between two people. Anyone can join the club, no matter how much experience you have, as Mr Kershaw, the teacher supervising, will give you tips if you are stuck. I recommend this club to individuals or a group of friends looking for something fun and relaxed on a Monday lunchtime.”


Well done to all those who worked out that the answer to last week’s question (Before Mount Everest was discovered what was the tallest mountain?). Toby Gwynne was fastest and wins the merit for working out that it was still Mount Everest. D’oh!

This week, can you solve the problem below? It’s not a trick question, you just have to think it through. Merits for the first few correct answers.

You have two buckets – one holds exactly 5 gallons and the other 3 gallons. How can you measure 4 gallons of water into the 5 gallon bucket?

(Assume you have an unlimited supply of water and that there are no measurement markings of any kind on the buckets.)


Paddy Quirke is this week’s winner with a joke that 1980’s stand-up comics would be proud of:

My dogs used to chase people on bikes. It got so bad that I had to take their bikes away from them.

Boom boom!

Have a great weekend!

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