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At last a full week of fixtures for ECS students to get their teeth into!

Wednesday was a busy day for both Cricket and Rounders fixtures. The U12 and U13 cricket teams were finally able to play their first fixture of the term as they made the short trip to St Peter’s. The U13A team bowled first and produced a good display of fielding and bowling, unfortunately a combination of good bowling and poor shot selection meant ECS were unable to chase the target down. The U13B team lost out to their St Peter’s counterparts; however, there was an excellent display of captaincy and bowling (figures of 4-12 from 3 overs) from Sam Withers. The U13B team field well but unfortunately too many dot balls when batting meant they were unable to chase down the target set by St Peter’s.  The U11 boys had an extra fixture against Bramdean, in a close match the U11s came out on top with notable performances from Sam Bradley and Freddie Wolgang.

Wednesday also saw the U11A&B Rounder’s team take on Maynards, the U11As but in a great display to beat Maynards by 2 rounders in a well-matched game, Maddie Rayner was awarded player of the match for her performance which included some great catches. The U11B team lost out in a closely fought game.

The U13A&B and U12 Rounders team made the short hop across to Exeter school for a late fixture on Wednesday. The U13A side produced an excellent display in a brilliant game of Rounders which excitingly finished in a draw, fielding player of the match was awarded to Georgina Ellis and Georgina Hopkins was awarded batting player of the match. The U13B team put in a solid performance and were unfortunate to lose out, Anya Yeld was awarded fielding player of the match with Connie Haywood-Smith awarded batting player of the match. The U12 side were outclassed in the first innings of their match but improved drastically to draw the second innings. Evie Leather was awarded batting player of the match with Olivia Tillotson awarded fielding player of the match.

Thursday was another busy day for fixtures. The U9A&B and U8 cricket teams hosted St Peter’s at the County ground, the U9B team played well in a competitive match, and there was an accurate display of bowling from George Herniman. The U9A and U8s both produced good performances with an emphasis on the learning the basics of the game.

TheU8 and U9 Rounder’s teams travelled to St Peter’s, the U9s played 2 matches after a wobbly start in the first match produced a fantastic display to win the 2nd match. The U8s are showing great signs that they will become an excellent Rounders team, Seren Lovell had the tough task of bowling which she rose to admirably, there was also some terrific hitting from Amy-Linn and Charlotte Jury.

Thursday also saw Bella Peyton-Jones travel to Exeter Arena to represent Exeter Cathedral School at the English Schools’ Track and Field Cup Devon Round, Bella put in 2 fantastic performances to win the Shot Putt with a distance of 7.65m, and to also win the 800m in 2min 41secs, well done Bella!

Finally, a large group of ECS students from Year 3 all the way up to Year 8 are travelling to King’s College annual prep athletics event on Sunday afternoon, we of course wish them all the best and I look forward to providing you with a report and pictures next week.

Mr James Kelly

11 May 2018
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