The big news this week, of course, is that (at time of writing) half of the Third Year is heading up to Stoke FC to watch the U14B football team take on Sandbach School in the final of the ESFA Cup. We’re all wishing the team good luck and hope they emerge victorious. Watch out for the match report in next week’s blog. Win or lose, it has been an impressive cup run and the boys involved (see below) deserve a lot of credit for their performances this season. Go well boys!

The squad for today’s final is:

  1. Arthur Bothamley
  2. Thomas De Gruchy
  3. Luca Parrish
  4. Olly Coles
  5. Finlo Cowley
  6. Fergus Briston(Vice-Capt)
  7. Nat Woolaghan
  8. Theo Back
  9. Billy Atkinson
  10. Jude Glasson
  11. Fergus MacEacharn
  12. Rohan Sahota
  13. Samuel Walker
  14. James Kerr
  15. Sandy Mitchell(Capt)
  16. Sam Colvine
  17. Zak Dyer


Note of thanks:

Miss Smith and Mr Talman would like to pass on their thanks to the following Third Year boys who were superb helpers during the Common Academic Scholarship exams:

Theo B, James H, Ali P, Rizwan H, James R, Fraser C, Daniel M & Pallav B


Emad K (3B) competed at the English Schools’ Cup in the shot put and threw 9 metres.

U14A cricket played Tiffin winning by 140 runs with Kyle S getting 7 wickets and yesterday they were beaten by Eton.

Zayn Chowdhury (3F) enjoyed learning about Islam in his RS lesson and intends to learn more about Rakhat – a form of prayer.

Rohan Vasudev (3B) competed with the tennis team at the USL first round and came 2nd in his group.

U14B Cricket – Match reports

At the weekend we played Tiffin school. After a strong bowling performance they were all out for 41 runs. Standout bowling from Thomas A-S. We easily chased down the runs in less than 8 overs and Samaksh A led the run chase with some good running between wickets and shots.

On Thursday we played Eton College. After a strong start to the bowling from Sam B, Thomas A-S and Thomas D, we had Eton at 96-7. However, some sloppy fielding and bowling meant they got to 158 all out in 29.1 overs. Batting, we started badly and never really got going, with Jude G the standout performer.

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