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sports round up .... summer term

sports round up .... summer term

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10 July 2018

The weather has been glorious this term and enabled a full and active games programme to take place. In cricket the 1st XI have been in outstanding form with captain Charley Reed leading from the front by scoring over 500 runs at an average of 65. Charley also continued his rise towards the professional ranks by playing for Somerset CC 2nd XI in a three-day game against Glamorgan. Huw Lee from Year 11 has been a real find this season as an off spinner and he leads the wicket tally at the end of the year. Within the younger teams there have been some notable individual and team performances. The team performance of the year goes to the U15 boys’ team who beat a very strong QEH side, and the team of the year goes to Year 7, who are a strong and able group of young cricketers with three girls, Rose Turner, Ellie Martin and Daisy Bradbury, performing well in the boys’ A team. The U15 girls’ team, who are very much looking forward to becoming the first KES 1st XI girls’ team next summer, have been amazing once again – reaching the county indoor finals in the winter and extending their unbeaten summer record to two seasons.

In tennis, KES pupils move between our traditional fixture programme and the Aegon League. With ‘participation’ and ‘performance’ both to the fore, the School’s tennis teams played in over one hundred matches. Both our U15 girls’ and boys’ teams excelled in this year’s Aegon League, recording impressive victories over Colston’s and Backwell to name but two, with the boys narrowly missing out on winning the League. The U13 girls’ campaign mirrored that of the U15s, with only BGS standing in their way of coming out on top. The senior programme went well; the boys’ 1st and 2nd teams were the pick of the squads, with season highlights including excellent wins against Dauntsey’s, Monkton Combe and Downside. In our traditional fixture list, the pick of the age groups must go to our U14 girls’ team, who remained unbeaten throughout the season.

In athletics, Enya Maylor has qualified to compete in the English Schools Championship at 1500m Steeplechase in Sheffield on the 13th July, having finished 3rd at the South West Championships in the 1500m; such is her talent she only took up the event four weeks before qualifying! Justin Davies, running in an event a year young, finished a creditable 6th place in the Championships, unfortunately missing out on qualifying for the English Schools, but he should be extremely proud in running a PB on the day. Both Ebony Hammond and Renée Jelf also competed in the Championships and Renée has been invited to the Nationals to compete in the High Jump.

I am also pleased to add that we are really starting to see the benefits of our developing links with Cumberwell Golf Club, with our Golf programme this term seeing around 20 Junior and Senior School pupils train there on a Tuesday evening.  A growing partnership has also seen the rekindling of the ‘KES Open’ championship, which took place towards the end of term.

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