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Athletics, Cricket, Tennis & Swimming

Swimming

Our swimmers made a splash at the IAPS Championships at the London Aquatic Centre on June 3rd! Individually all our swimmers achieved impressive results, many with personal bests. Gus M, Ale X, Kevin W and Jack C achieved top 8 finishes with Alex S and Patrick K finishing top 14.

The U10 Medley and Freestyle Relay teams secured strong 6th and 7th place finishes, showcasing excellent teamwork.

Overall, the team secured a commendable 13th place finish! Mr Kyriacou is very proud of the team who have worked so hard throughout the year.

Athletics

Monday 10th June: London Area Prep School Athletics

17 boys took part in the regional qualifier having completed trials at school in the first half of summer term. It was a cool (and later to be a wet) day perfect for racing however we did experience 3 seasons throughout the day.

The following boys qualified for the National Finals in Birmingham in July.

U13 4x100m Relay Team
Dim Agunbiade – U13 100m & High Jump
Arnold Wong – U13 Shot put
Hezzie Barnie – U12 100m

The rest of the team put in some great performances, a few PB’s were broken, the year 5’s selected got their first taste at a regional event and Gus M was able to beat his own school record in 800m.

Tuesday, 11th June: Tonbridge

On Tuesday the team took on 13 other schools at the Tonbridge meet, this is a points based event where finishing positions determined your totals. our sprinters got us off to a great start and Gus M almost beat his 800m time within a day of setting it. Hezzie B quickly found out that he might fancy the hurdles next year with a great time for his first ever race (It was noticed that Dim was also giving the hurdles a thorough going over, something more for him to ponder). Christian took 3rd place in u12 Javelin (for some of these boys they are coming off 1-2 training sessions so these results are very pleasing). Dim and Kevin high jumped their way to some more points and at the half way stage we were in 6th place. As the day went on Archie D channeled his inner Greg Rutherford and jumped a massive 4.50m in the long jump pit for a new school record. The relays at the end pushed us further up the leaderboard and at the final standings we had pushed our way into 4th place.

My biggest highlight across the two events was the camaraderie between the boys showcasing just how much they wanted each other to well, which for me is a real highlight of our athletics. The boys are working towards being better versions of themselves, giving 100% and as a coach that is all that we can ask.

19 boys took part across the 2 days, Gus M, Eddie E, Patrick K, Ollie B, Archie D, Christian de L, Luca M, Hezekiah B, Dim A, Arnold W, Raiyen M, Thomas B De O, Torry J, Nick W, Kevin W, Harry C, Theo B, Ruben S, Henry G

Tennis

This week Year 5 went to the Oratory School and experienced playing Tennis on Grass for probably the first time. It’s was a great opportunity and the boys had a really good time.

Ollie & Eddie – 4th

George & Matthew – 10th

Reuben & Patrick K – 9th

Shailen & Tanveer and Harvey & TJ – 11th

Cricket

1st XI v Worth lost by 6 wickets. Having won the toss and batted on a wicket where it was opposite conditions at home, the 1st XI did well to post a score of 103/8. Harry Clark making 16 and consistently building partnerships with the lower order against a few quick bowlers. Majority of the team were impeccable in the field and with the ball, especially Ruben who tied down the middle overs, with Luca doing the same and taking a few wickets alongside. The captain recovered well from a loose first over to bring the game down until the final over where Worth managed to chase the game with 3 balls left to go. Out of the Director of Sport’s time at SJB it’s been the closest we’ve come to beating Worth and given the side is made up of boys who are still progressing through the school it’s really promising for next season and afterwards of the standard yet to come through. An exciting game going all the way to the end played in great spirit and a lot of the team really stepping up. Henry showed he has really developed as a captain all throughout the year and it should be an exciting finish to their season with the games lined up. Finally, a massive shout out to Max N who stepped up and really came out of his comfort zone batting really well with Harry C building a partnership with the bat and one of the major differences in the field cutting of singles and constantly being a positive vocal voice from the 1st ball to the last.

Highlights:
Harry C 16* – 26
Luca 2-12 from 3.3
Archie 1-13 from 3

2nd XI came up against Worth 2nds which only had 7 players, two of our boys graciously volunteered to join the other side, to make it a nine aside game. Sent out to field, our bowling cartel bowed well and created good bowling partnerships taking early wickets, with Harman Warne coming on in the middle overs took 4 very classy wickets, including a hat-trick, which was very well deserved. He finished with 4/15. Also a shout out to Max Rogers who bowled very tidily. We managed to bowl Worth out for 90. Chasing is one of the harder parts of the game. The boys knew what was ahead of them, a good start from our opening pair being 30 with the fall of no wicket. Then we got ahead of ourselves and lost 4 quick wickets. A great middle order partnership from Antonio and Max R putting on 45 got us agonisingly close falling short of just 2 runs. Overall the boys showed great sportsmanship and determination and are really starting to play some quality 2nd team cricket.

U9 C’s played their best game of the season so far. They worked as a team, supported each other throughout and every player focused on running opportunities, contributing to the team’s total score. Aaron claimed a wicket, Adrian bowled a maiden, and Essa’s leadership shone throughout. Despite a narrow 19-run defeat, the boys should take great pride in their efforts.

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