Prep Sports Report
Cricket Boys U10 v. Blundells
Against talented opposition the boys developed hugely as the match progressed.
Cricket Boys U11A v. Blundells
This was a tough match against skilled opposition. Munesu bowled superbly well, taking 3 wickets in a fine spell. The boys are very much improving as a team unit and can take many positives from the game.
Senior Sports Report
U15A v West Buckland – The U15 A team won a thrilling game against West Buckland. We restricted them to 118 for 9 in 25 overs with the wickets being spread around the bowlers. We were coasting to victory with Tom Wilcox and Tommy Clark batting with fluency. A flurry of wickets however created some tension and drama at the end. Not to worry; Emily Handel came in and nonchalantly knocked the winning runs with her first ball – game over.
U13A v West Buckland- Queen’s bowled superbly in the opening overs and had West Buckland at 12-3, with Theo Hartland and Tristan Burr starting well. West Buckland battled back into the game and a 50 from their 4th batter guided them to a score of 134 from 25 overs. Queen’s can be proud of the bowling and fielding performance, in which everyone bowled 2 overs and extras were kept to a minimum. Queen’s started brightly with the bat but in similar fashion to West Buckland, lost 3 batters in quick succession and some work will need to be done on decision making. However, several batters contributed double figures to bring Queen’s to the end of play on 100. Evvie Riches was player of the match for her maiden over and strong batting performance.
U12/13C v West Buckland- A great performance by all players, especially Bruno and Luke who made their debut performance. Excellent guidance and leadership by Oliver Lockington in the field. A close game but just beaten in the final two overs of the game.
Senior 1st v Bryanston School – The First XI travelled to Bryanston for this SW Tier 2 Cup Match and got first use of a great batting deck. The opening stand of 83 occurred through clean striking and aggressive running. Jonty Lusk went on to top score with 79 off 41 balls in our total of 170/5. JT took an impressive 4 wickets for 3 runs while other wickets were shared out as the young and developing Bryanston side were dismissed for 52.
Senior 2nd v Blundells 2nd XI-Our 2nd XI took on a strong Blundell’s team on a wet Tuesday evening. Despite difficult conditions Queen’s fought well in the field to need 179 runs for victory. Franky top scored with an entertaining 18 runs, but the innings closed early on 48 all out.
Senior 1st v Millfield – Our U17A took on Millfield at home in The Cricket Paper National Cup first round. Queens started well in the field having Millfield 20/2 off 5 overs and regular wickets continued to restrict their total to 113/8. Despite keeping wickets in hand, our innings never accelerated and we lost the match by 19 runs despite giving ourselves a great chance to win.
Senior 1st v Taunton School- The National U18 T20 Cup brought Taunton School to Queens in the group stage. We bowled tightly to put Taunton under pressure with just 6 runs off their first 3 overs, but then came bad balls and diminishing intensity in the field resulting in 177/3. In our reply we had wickets in hand at 100/1 in 14th over, but the climbing required run rate proved beyond our reach and the innings fell away at 122/9 off 20 overs.
U15A v West Buckland- The girls played some good tennis against West Buckland, and were able to take a lot away from the matches to work on for the rest of the season.
U14A v West Buckland– With some new blood into the tennis team the girls had a couple of great matches that were closely contested against a mixed West Buckland side.
Senior 2nd v West Buckland– The girls combined with the boys 1st team to create mixed doubles pairings of Elise and Seb, Freya and Alex, Fallon and ‘Chico’, Jenny and Ali, Louisa and Matthew, Bea and Mungo. Some of the matches were closely contested with some successful games won by Elise and Seb, Freya and Chico and Louisa and Matthew, with the latter pairing proving to be our most successful pairing of the day winning 2 of their 3 matches.
Senior 1st Team v West Buckland – The girls combined with the boys 1st team to create mixed doubles pairings of Elise and Seb, Freya and Alex, Fallon and ‘Chico’, Jenny and Ali, Louisa and Matthew, Bea and Mungo. Some of the matches were closely contested with some successful games won by Elise and Seb, Freya and Chico and Louisa and Matthew, with the latter pairing proving to be our most successful pairing of the day winning 2 of their 3 matches.
Athletics: Athletics V English Schools Cup U14/U16 Boys and Girls
Queen’s took a team of more than 50 athletes to the English Schools Cup at Castle and the coaches were absolutely delighted with the performances of everyone. There were a significant number of personal bests throughout the afternoon, and Queen’s picked up numerous podium finishes. Special mentions go to Digby Lowery, who achieved 2nd place in high jump in his first ever competition. Robyn Dowling sprinted brilliantly in the 100m (2nd) and junior girls’ relay (3rd). Bahiya Hussien won her category in the shot put and Alaadin Hussein came 2nd in both the Inter Boys 100m and the team relay.
However, the focus should not just be on those who placed, but those who competed to the best of their ability in their events, overcoming pre-event nerves to represent the College superbly. There are too many pupils to name but the coaches look forward to continuing this great start to the season as we resume training next week.