The latest Sports Roundup from Mr Lyons.

After what seems like months of waiting, we were finally greeted with some lovely weather for our weekend block fixtures of cricket with Embley and tennis with Leweston and Clayesmore. We were delighted to see our girls 1st XI play their first fixture of the season. With such a popular tennis programme, it can be a challenge to field teams in two sports on the same day, but there have been brilliant numbers at cricket training and after school nets, and we are looking forward to seeing them develop as their season progresses.

We had perfectly balanced and competitive blocks across cricket and tennis, and it was brilliant to arrive back from my fixture at Embley to catch the end of our U14 & U15 girls fixture with Clayesmore before they (and I!) tucked into some much-deserved ice lollies.

On Saturday evening we hosted our senior sports dinner and awards in the Thomas Arnold Hall. Look out for a sneak peek on our Instagram and Flickr. It was a fantastic evening and we really enjoyed seeing the pupils receive awards and celebrate what really has been an excellent year for our seniors.  I was particularly impressed with the way the captains spoke about their seasons – I think as teachers we all felt particularly proud of the upper sixth who are leaving this year.  They have shown themselves to be fantastic role models for our younger pupils and will leave their friends in the lower sixth with big shoes to fill next year.

This week we are looking forward to the area athletics trails on Friday at Dauntseys School and a mixed Friday night tennis fixture with Downside.  We will all be crossing our fingers for the weather, as Saturday is set to be our busiest weekend of the term thus far.  With a full set of cricket fixtures with King’s Bruton and Westonbirt, plus Tennis with Monkton Combe and Dauntseys, we will have a packed day of school sport.

Amazingly, next week sees the final week of this first summer half term.  The build up to Senior School Sports Day has already begun and as ever parents are warmly invited to join us on Cold Harbour on Friday 24th May.  Parking will be limited at Cold Harbour.  Once full, parents will be directed to park in the Minister Church car park, please do not park on Cold Harbour Lane.

David Lyons, Director of Sport


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