Sports Report April 26 2024

Sports Report April 26 2024

Posted: 25th April 2024

Prep School

The return of sunshine this past week brought a delightful sight as children took to the cricket fields for the first time.

On the first Wednesday of the term, ten matches unfolded across the lower fields. The U11 girls, joined by some U10 players, engaged in a friendly training match against Exeter Cathedral, while the remaining U10 girls faced off against St John’s, Sidmouth. Throughout the afternoon, the girls showcased growing confidence, with those who hadn’t played much since last season demonstrating remarkable engagement and recall of the rules. Notable performances were seen from Ria for her bowling, Ava for her focused fielding, and Elizabeth for her batting prowess.

Meanwhile, the boys commenced their season with matches against Blundell’s. Each encounter proved to be evenly balanced, featuring accurate bowling and positive fielding from both sides. Moving forward, the focus lies on maintaining a positive attitude and fostering effective communication among the batters.

Senior School



In a spectacular debut fixture for the U12A cricket team, brilliance radiated from every aspect of the game, setting the tone for an exhilarating season ahead. It was a match where every player’s contribution was key.

The stage was set as the U12A team took to the field with palpable energy and determination. Opting to bowl first, Queen’s showcased their skill and precision from the very first ball, with disciplined line and length that restricted the opposing team to a modest total. Their formidable bowling display left the opponents struggling to find their footing.

But it was not just the bowlers who shone on that memorable day. As the U12A team took to the crease, the Queen’s batsmen displayed maturity beyond their years with carefully selected shots and numerous boundaries. Leading this batting masterclass was Felix, whose impeccable timing and elegant strokes left the opposition short of ideas. With each run, Felix painted a picture of finesse and determination, guiding his team closer to victory.

Meanwhile, Oliver’s prowess behind the stumps as wicket keeper was exemplary. His lightning reflexes and agile movements ensured that no opportunity went amiss, adding to the pressure on the opposing team and bolstering his side’s confidence.

Adding to the ensemble of talent was Livi, whose all-round performance showcased her versatility and consistency. Whether with bat or ball, Livi stood tall, anchoring the innings with her steady batting and striking crucial blows with her deceptive bowling, securing her first wicket in the process.

As the match reached its climax, it was evident that the U12A team’s victory was not just a result of individual brilliance but of collective effort and synergy. With their performance, they not only clinched a resounding win but also laid down a marker for the journey ahead, filled with promise and potential.

U13A, U14A and 2nd XI

The U13A, U14A, and 2nd XI cricket teams found themselves engaged in cricket matches on the first weekend of the season, despite rain dampening play across much of the country. Competing at Exeter School utilizing artificial wickets, the teams encountered challenges, with some batsmen struggling to adapt to the slope—a lesson they may glean from observing professionals at Lords. However, what proved marvelous was the players’ growing awareness of conditions, strategic thinking in-game situations, and their ongoing skill development.

The sight of teams adorned in new uniforms, taking to the field with splendor, was a delightful one, with particular commendation for the exceptional encouragement witnessed during the U13A game. The U12A secured a notable victory, marking the commencement of the 2024 season with promise. Among standout performances, Joe emerged as the top scorer of the weekend, notching a half-century for the 2nd XI, while William boasted the highest batting strike rate, buoyed by several substantial sixes. Special recognition was also extended to Oli for his adept wicketkeeping for the U13s, alongside praise for all bowlers who embraced opportunities and contributed to the dynamic between bat and ball.

As the season unfolds, additional scores and statistics for hardball matches will be accessible on the Queen’s College play-cricket site.

Wednesday ushered in a training day for most Year 7 and 8 pupils, alongside triumphs for the U12A Girls and U13A Girls against St. Peters in softball cricket fixtures. With a plethora of competitive opportunities across age groups on the horizon, anticipation builds for the summer, contingent upon the sun’s appearance to illuminate the pupils’ ongoing development in future cricket encounters.

Senior Athletics

The athletics season started with a ‘bang’ on Saturday, when the Queen’s athletics squad took to the track at the King’s College open meet. With perfect weather conditions, it was an afternoon of personal bests and impressive team success.

Many individual victories on the track and in the field for Hayden Year 13 (1st hurdles, 1st 60m, 3rd long-jump), Franky Y13 (1st 600m 1st 1000m), Luke Year 10 (1st 60m), Maddie Year 11 (1st 60m, 2nd shot), Alfie Year 11 (1st javelin with a huge 47m), Alaaddin Year 11 (2nd long-jump) and Megan Y9 (3rd javelin).

In the team events, Queen’s dominated in their mixed relay and medley relay – securing well-deserved 1st place for both.

Senior Cross-Country

Finally, the weather was kind enough to allow the first house cross-country event to take place last Thursday. Our Year 11,12 and 13 students took on the gruelling task of scaling Cotlake Hill and the surrounding areas to complete their 5km route. Some outstanding performances from many individuals, including Franky Year 13 (1st place male) and Emily Davies (1st female) and a chance for others to contribute to their house points totals.

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