The 1sts were a little undisciplined in their bowling and were punished regularly by bowling short balls. A couple of dropped catches and a run out opportunity would have certainly helped stem the runs. However, some tight bowling by Charlie Powell pulled the game back and Wells Cathedral ended with 153-5 off their 20 overs. Harry Mayo and Captain George Elliott formed a strong opening partnership and were helped by some wayward bowling by Wells opening bowlers. At the halfway point, Warminster were 70-0. However, Wells then chipped away at Warminster’s batting line up and despite George Elliott’s 49 and Max Trusler’s 22, Warminster fell 21 runs short.

The U15’s also suffered a loss with one Wells Cathedral batsman scoring 87 runs. Sean Bailey top scored with 27 runs. The U14’s began their season with a 21-run victory. Captain William Harris led the way with 53 runs and David Aspray 22, in Warminster’s 126-3. In the field, it was again William Harris who took 3 wickets, limiting Wells to 105-5.

Whilst the U12’s suffered a 39 run loss in their opening game, it was good to see all of the boys’ getting an opportunity to bat or bowl. However, the team of the day was the U13 boys, who completely outplayed their Wells opponents. Batting first, Warminster amassed 177 off their 20 overs with Edward Vickery scoring 50 and Bryce Furlong 50. In reply, Bryce Furlong also ripped out the opponents’ top order and in the end took 5 wickets in total. Sam Howard bowled well, to take two wickets whilst spinner Ronan McKeige also took a wicket. We look forward to seeing this team progress throughout the term.

Both the senior boys and girls tennis teams travelled to Clayesmore. The boys 1st VI narrowly lost 4-5 despite some excellent tennis from the second pair, Oliver Morgan and Mark Antrobus, who won all of their games. Marco Haefliger and Jonas Schlict will be kicking themselves after being 5-3 in the last set before going down 6-5. The 2nd VI had a more comfortable afternoon, winning 6-3. Players of the match went to Pierre Emorine and Ben James who won all three of their games, 6-2, 6-1 and 6-0.

The senior girls struggled to perform at the level they know they are capable of despite Hattie Leslie and Lillie Wiebereit winning their first match 6-0. Olivia Pratt and Aydan Alli were unlucky not to come away with one match out of their three, whilst Amelie Wehee and Katherina Kroeger took a little too long to get into their stride. The team will be looking to make improvements for their next games.

The U15A girls produced an excellent start to their campaign with a 7-2 victory. Millie Dyke and Hannah Kirwan led the team brilliantly with three victories. Mabel Taylor and Hattie Dunn were consistent throughout, whilst Jade Hartley and Lydia Kington recorded some impressive results. Player of the Match, Hattie Dunn. The U15B’s went down 2-7 but never stopped trying and put up a good fight. Katherine Caldwell and Lucie Brinker showed promise, but just could not convert the crucial points. The pairing of Sophie Watson and Adelaide Duble worked well, including a fine victory over Clayesmore’s first pairing, 6-4. Player of the match, Adelaide Duble.

The U14A match was a cracking encounter in which Warminster just snuckin with 5-4. The team was particularly determined from the outset. Alice Robinson and Salome Rotanavunivasa worked well, despite Salome suffering with an injured ankle. Izzy Robinson and Laura Shorto won two out of their three games and shone through in their teamwork and partnership. The final pairing of sisters, Masie and Lottie Craven-Smith played some impressive tennis winning two matches 6-1 and 6-0. A great start to the term. The U14B’s also won their opening game of the season with a 3-1 victory. Well done to Mathilde Emorine, Rose Elsden, Charlotte Robinson and Lauren Melia for some great tennis.

The U16 boys faced Sherborne International School, for their opening games of the season. Ben Pearson and Constantine Heller played well from the start winning their two opening games comfortably. Pierlu Esclapon and Juan de Brugada Busquets also played well winning two out of their three games. However, Warminster just failed to win the fifth and deciding set to lose the match 4-5.

A great competitive set of fixtures for the opening week of the summer term.

Chris Knight, Director of Sport