Sports Update: summer 2017 week two

The tennis club was once again serving up excellent results by the punnet load last week with Thursday’s fixtures against Bloxham seeing the teams chalk up a clean slate of wins. At senior level, the girls’ and boys’ teams incredibly only suffered the loss of one set between them, whilst winning forty-eight. Whilst the junior girls’ U15 and U14 teams again winning with a clean sweep across the board, took forty-six sets to Bloxham’s eight.

The Marlborough College athletics event provided another opportunity for Teddies to showcase the wonderful team and individual abilities we have at the moment for both track and field. In a field of seven girls’ and eleven boys’ teams, the senior boys came first, the senior girls third, the intermediate boys also third, and the intermediate girls fourth. Particular congratulations to Brandi Akpobome, who put on a dominant display to win the shot put, discus and javelin events, and to Poppy Webb who won in both the 800m and the 1500m.

Not only are there some excellent results coming in from the School’s athletes, but the team spirit they are demonstrating, supporting and encouraging their peers throughout the events, is a real credit to all involved.

It was a difficult time for all the boat crews at the Wallingford Regatta on Sunday, with high winds causing significant problems and the format of the event being altered to a single boat time trial rather than side by side racing. Despite the late alteration the crews all performed admirably. Max Thompson, racing in a single scull, came eighth overall, the J16 coxed four did exceptionally well, finishing second behind St Paul’s, the senior girls’ quad came sixth and the senior boys’ octo came fifth, with only five seconds separating the top five.

The cricket club had a busy week once again, on Thursday the U16A XI beat Wolvercote CC in a friendly T20 match. The 1st XI were in T20 action on Friday against a side from The Rifles following the CCF Inspection, with what proved an insurmountable first innings total of 238/3 amassed, another victory on Upper One was secured. On Saturday, the majority of fixtures were against King Edward’s, Southampton and Teddies recorded a clean sweep of wins against them. On Sunday, the School hosted the regional T20 knockout tournament, beating Abingdon by 41 runs in the first round and MCS by five wickets in the final.

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