SPORTS ROUND-UP – 21 MAY
Unfortunately, due to persistent rain in the late morning and afternoon, the majority of sports fixtures on Saturday were unable to go ahead. However, there was a slight break in the weather early on allowing the girls tennis fixtures against Leweston to go ahead.
At home, the U12's and U13's struggled against some strong Leweston pairs. The U12’s were unable to match up to the power of the Lewston team going down 1-8 with Ellie Harris player of the match, whilst the U13’s also found it difficult losing 2-7 with Mathilde Emorine player of the match.
The U14's and U15's travelled away. Unable to complete the match due to rain, the U14’s were losing 1-5 with Alice Robinson player of the match, whilst the U15’s continued their impressive form, leading 4-2 with Millie Dyke player of the match.
On Sunday, the Sports department hosted a Fun Sports Day. In the morning, our tennis coaches put on a masterclass programme for mini red, orange and green ball, and afterwards there was an opportunity for pupils and parents to take part in some friendly double matches.
On the New Fields, a Warminster School Select XI took on Old Verlucians. Despite the pitch being flooded from the bad weather the previous day, the game was able to go ahead and on time. The OV's batted first, and quickly took the game to the school team. Joe Veacock punished every bad ball and the score was going at nearly ten and over. However, two wickets, one each from Will Smith and Ross Melia slowed things down. The OV' s continued to build their innings until the introduction of Mr Knight who quickly bowled over Ed Read and Martyn Perry. Jack Berrisford controlled one end with his slow left arm spin to leave the OV's on 12-5 after their twenty overs.
In the School's reply, the top order found it difficult to rotate the strike and get the ball off the square. The OV's quickly rattled through their overs and soon the school was chasing 10 and over. Josh Haines was the only batsman who really got going – scoring 20 runs. The team lost regular wickets and eventually fell 37 runs short to give the OV's their third victory in a row.
During the week the school attended the West Wilts District Athletic Trials. There were a number of good performances including Jack Pickford and Stanley Admiraal in the Javelin, Alexander Maclaren and Salome Rotanavunavasa in the 100m and Robbie Maclean in the long jump. This Wednesday the U12's attend their district trials at St Lawrence School.
Christopher Knight, Director of Sport