This week’s sporting news includes Cricket, rounders and Swimming, plus a look ahead to another busy week next week.
Last Saturday 2 teams of U11 cricketers and 1 team of U9 cricketers made the short trip to Exeter School for the annual cricket fixture. There were some excellent performances all round against very tough opposition. Particular highlights included some excellent bowling and 3 wickets for Olivia T, and some excellent batting from Joshua T.
On Wednesday the U10A and U11A and B rounders teams travelled to Exeter School, the U11A team lost out in an incredibly high scoring match, stand out moments included some superb batting from Bea W and Emily J. The U11B played some excellent rounders but were also edged out against Exeter Junior School, Alice H-M was awarded player of the match for her all round contribution. The U10A team, also taking on Exeter Junior School, produced some good fielding but were a little sloppy at times which meant they were unable to get close to the rounders scored by Exeter Junior School. Xanthe S was awarded fielding player of the match for some excellent throwing and decision making and Poppy M was awarded batting player of the match for her fine display of hitting.
Also on Wednesday the U11A cricket team hosted Stover School at the Exeter Cricket Club. ECS batted first and produced an excellent display of hitting with a particular stand out performance from Samuel B who retired on an unbeaten 33. Stover school almost chased down the total set by ECS and in a thrilling finish with some excellent bowling from ECS Stover School finished just 4 runs short. An excellent display from both teams!
On Thursday the U8 and U9 cricket teams hosted Blundell’s School at Exeter cricket club, all matches were played in an excellent friendly atmosphere in beautiful weather. There were some excellent displays of batting and fielding, although we still need a little more practice on our bowling to improve the consistency. Thursday also saw the U8 and U9 rounders team travelled to Bramdean for a lovely afternoon of rounders. Again there were some excellent displays of batting, we now need a little more practice on our decision making to allow us to stop the opposition from scoring rounders.
Other sporting activities this week also included the Year 7 sport enrichment group being put through their paces at Energie Fitness on Tuesday morning. On Thursday also saw 20 ECS students from Year 4 to Year 6 attend the Trinity School Swimming gala, this was a fantastic event and all students where all students who attend really rose to the occasion, as well as a fantastic gala there were also some fantastic results. The following students all came 1st in their event Anna E in the 25m back stroke, Emily J in the 50m backstroke, Hannah G in the 25m fly, Hetty T in the 25m front crawl, Jonny G in the 25m front crawl and Xanthe S in the 50m front crawl. There were also some excellent swims in the relays, the girls U11 relay team won both the 4 x 25m medley relay and the 4 x 25m front crawl relay, the U9 mixed front crawl relay team also won their event. Some absolutely outstanding results well done! A special mention must also go to Finley S and Hannah G who were in charge of ensuring all the children knew which races they were in and making sure they made the starting blocks in time, they did an excellent job and really rose to the occasion.
On Sunday a group of Year 3 to Year 7 students will be travelling to Mount Kelly to take part in the Qualifiers for the National Prep Athletics Championship, we wish them all the luck and I will report back next Friday!
Enjoy your sporting weekend, mine will be spent hoping England bounce back against the South African’s in the Rugby and England beat Australia in the Cricket!
Mr James Kelly