A Sporting Term Summer 2024

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A summer Term of Sport (2024)


Despite facing challenges such as inclement weather, exams and clashes with outward bound events including Ten Tors and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the KES cricket programme has seen remarkable dedication from its players this summer. Meanwhile our partnership with Bath Cricket Club continues to enhance cricket at KES through the provision of outstanding training facilities. 

The programme has seen notable advancements in girls' cricket, with increased participation at club, regional and county level. In 2024, the 1st XI played over 10 matches, showcasing young talent including Year 10 pupil, Katy Gwilliam, who scored 47 against Collegiate, as well as standout performances from Nell Harris and George Stanton.

girls_cricket_kes_bath_private_school_in_bath_in_south_west_englandOther cricketing highlights include impressive play from Year 7 and Year 8 boys and girls, with Year 9 pupil Ellie Payne taking five wickets and scoring 50 against Kingswood. Year 10 players Sam Simmons, Alex Moss and Luke Welsh have bolstered the 1st XI. Their U15 match against Kingswood featured strong batting and effective bowling, promising a bright future for the senior squads in the next few years. . 

 OptimizedImage,OptimizedThe Senior squad had a mixed season but showed potential with a young team. Notable performances during Cricket Week included Alex Dolan’s 48 and Billy Sefton-Moore’s mature 66 against MCC. Their match against the Old Edwardians proved the highlight of the year, beating a talented old boys' team, with Captain, George Epsley, batting superbly to win the game.  

The after-school tennis programme for all age groups and abilities has continued to be popular amongst our pupils, with nearly 100 players taking part.  A big thank you to our professional tennis coaches, Connor and Tom from Lansdown Tennis Club, who have worked with our Junior and Senior school throughout the term.  

In the Aegon League, our U15 boys played in both Division 1 and Division 2, with the former enjoying a good win against Beechen Cliff School. The U15 Division 2 girls were very competitive in their matches, with Milla Hemley from Year 9 playing for the year group above.

The U13 Division 2 girls had good wins against Clifton High and the Royal High School winning both, 8-4, while the U13 Division 1 and Division 2 boys beat Collegiate School.  
In addition to fixtures, we have enjoyed a number of friendly matches against RHS, Kingswood, Monkton Combe and Prior Park across the Year 7-13 age groups.

The revamped and new look Sports Day on offer this year put more emphasis on full tutor group participation in the form of two astro-based sessions involving a HYROX style team event and six mini events including box jumps and standing long jump. Track events were open for all to enter and included 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m. There was also the much-loved tug-of-war and 4x100m and medley mixed relays for Years 9 and 10. 

In Athletics, 15 pupils from Years 8 and 10 attended the BANES Athletics Championships at the University of Bath, with a special mention to Finnigan Vance, who reached both the 100m and 200m finals. 

As the term draws to a close, we continue to follow the adventures of the 63 pupils and staff currently in Canada and wish them the best of luck as they enjoy the remainder of their action-packed two-week rugby, hockey and netball tour.