Sports round up, October 2017

A summary of all the sporting action between the first Leave Weekend and the Exeat.

October has been a productive month for Teddies sports teams, with a hugely varied array of sporting endeavours undertaken, and a positive set of results to accompany it.

The hockey teams have continued to progress and, after the challenges of the early season fixture list, have gone on to further successes this month. The 1st XI picked up a good 2-0 win over Kimbolton with the performance of the season to date, with a length of the pitch team goal clinically finished by Clara Wilson.

The 3rd XI continued their fine season under the leadership of captain Joanna Fraser, taking 5-1 and 4-1 wins against Kimbolton and Tudor Hall respectively, with a 2-0 win against Cheltenham to conclude this half of term. Elsewhere there were good wins for the U15B and U14A, both teams making great improvements as the season has progressed, and a strong performance from the 4th XI against Tudor Hall.

In County competition, the 1st XI topped their group, but were finally overturned in the semi-finals 0-1 by an exceptional goalkeeping performance from Bloxham’s keeper. The U15A XI, playing in the U16 tournament this year took a good win against Tudor Hall in their group, and the U14A XI will be in action on Friday 20th October.

The 1st XV were in the news again, this time for their win over an impressive Clifton side, with the excellent try from Dekoye Coker drawing particular praise. They went on to a hard-fought 7-0 win over MCS, leading the way to 7 wins from 11 in the fixture block, including a dominant 57-12 for the Colts B, 46-5 for the Junior Colts A and a 35-0 for the Yearlings B.

The Colts A were also once again in winning form, concluding an unbeaten October with a 33-24 win against Dean Close, after 29-7 a win over MCS and a 24-5 win versus Cheltenham. Meanwhile, the Junior Colts B are still the team to watch, continuing their unbeaten season with 40-24, 57-25, and 66-0 wins over MCS, Cheltenham, and Dean Close respectively.

Teddies golfers had rounds to remember at the Independent Schools’ Golf Cup, with the team of Josh Thomas, Sirawich Arjparu, and Ollie Degroot taking third in the Net competition.

The school’s shooting team took part in the Marlborough Sporting Clay Shield Competition at the Barbury Shooting School, with three teams taking part for the first time. The A team put in a particularly good performance in the flush, hitting 39 from 50 clays, and the top scorers on the day Joe Courtier 34, Peter Eve and Callum Macpherson 28.

The year’s showpiece House sporting event, the Steeplechase, took place on the final day before the Leave Weekend and was every bit the lively investiture of House spirit and activity as ever. This year’s winners were Corfe for both the Senior Girls and Junior Girls, Kendall for the Junior Boys, whilst Sing’s won the Senior Boys’.

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