SPORTS ROUND-UP 7 MAY
Both the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams faced Milton Abbey School. The senior teams were hosted at Warminster. All three matches were extremely competitive. In the girls’ games, Hattie Leslie and Lilli Wieberneit again proved too strong for their opposition winning all three of their games, whilst Olivia Pratt and Ayden Ali picked up arguably the most important win of the day against the opositions top pairing, winning 6-4. With Tallulah Cope and Katherina Kroeger winning their final match, it gave a winning score of 6-3 to the Warminster girls’.
The senior boys produced another fine performance on Saturday. Despite going down 3-1, they put in a great rallying performance to pull back to win the match 6-3. All three pairs of Woody Mok and Umberto Nebuloni, Juan De Brugada Busquets and Marco Haefliger, and Mark Antrobus and Oliver Morgan, won their last matches on tense tiebreaks to secure a great victory for Warminster.
The U15 boys and girls travelled down to Milton Abbey. Pierre Emorine and Benjamin James demonstrated a great level of skill as well as excellent commitment and professionalism. Pierre was consistent with his groundstrokes and low number of unforced errors whilst his partner Ben played well at the net with some great volleys. They won all three matches (6:1, 6:0, 6:0) leading Warminster to a 6-3 victory and Pierre rightly deserved to be player of the match.
The girls also won 6-3. In the first round, Millie Dyke and Mabel Taylor and Jade Hartley and Lydia Kington won their games comfortably. The second pairing of Hattie Dunn and Mabel Taylor then put in a great performance to win 6-0. The best set of the match was between Jade Hartley and Lydia Kington, Warminster’s 3rd pairing, who played their hearts out only to lose out 6-5. However, with the other pairs winning, it gave Warminster a 6-3 overall victory. Both teams this week face a tough Aegon match versus Dauntsey’s on Tuesday.
The U14’s faced Sherborne School, slightly depleted due to the Ten Tors event taking three of our key players. However, new debutant Hugo Hazard led the team well and despite the score line, there were some competitive matches played.
The 1sts and U14’s cricketers faced Milton Abbey School as well. The 1sts faced a tough afternoon after two Milton Abbey batsman built up a formidable partnership in their 169-2 total. Warminster then struggled with the swinging ball and, despite some late hitting from Joshua Haines and Charlie Powell, went down by 80 runs.
The U14’s continued their unbeaten run with a comfortable 6 wicket win. After restricting Milton Abbey to 137-7, Warminster batted intelligently and the informed David Aspray, continued his free run scoring with another 50. Charles Kidner finished off the game with some big hitting to win the game by 6 wickets.
The U13A and B teams faced Perrott Hill School. The U13’s began well, restricting Perrott to 95 all out. Sean Montgomery and Bryce Furlong took three wickets each and this looked like a comfortable score to chase. However, Warminster lost wickets on a regular basis and a key run out to Bryce Furlong 36, influenced the game. With Warminster needing 25 runs off the last four overs, they fell 6 runs short. This was a game Warminster certainly felt they lost rather than Perrot winning.
The U13B’s, playing at the Prep School batted first and there were a number of good partnerships in their 164 total. Oliver Nathan top scored with 37, whilst Will Robinson scored 27 and Charlie Kennett scored 23. Warminster ensured that everyone got a bowl, and that was certainly a reason in their generous extra count. Perrott Hill battled away but regularly lost wickets and eventually fell 50 runs short. POM Oliver Nathan.
Christopher Knight, Director of Sport