Week commencing 20 May 2019

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Week commencing 20 May 2019


Tuesday 21 May
U11, U10 & U9 v Queen’s College, Taunton

Exeter: 291

Queen's: 196

Girls Exeter: 160

Girls Queen's: 80

Boys Exeter: 131

Boys Queen's: 116

Thirty-nine Form One, Upper One, Lower Two and Upper Two pupils travelled to Queen’s College to take part in the annual swimming gala.

Exeter had some brilliant performances from John Pugh, Annabel Jenner, Theo Lawrence, Evie Jenkins, William Maynard, Lamorna May and Isabelle Johnson to mention but a few, who all won their races.

Individually it was brilliant to see so many swimmers being selected to compete for the year above, who included Chloe Jenkins, Ollie Johnson, Sophia Liu and Iris Bone. Within the relay Exeter had some fantastic results and out of 12 relays Exeter won 9 of them.

A special mention must go to the swimmers who were selected to represent the school for the first time, who included Benjamin Ledwidge U1, Yasmin Tucker U2, Yi-Ren Wong U1, Sienna Mitchell U1, John Pugh U1, and Sebastian Hemmings L2.

Congratulations again to the team who adapted really well to the challenging Queen’s College pool; it clearly didn’t affect performance with Exeter winning 31 races out of a possible 40. The squad is now looking forward to the last two swimming galas of the year; U10 and U11 v King’s Hall and U9, U10 and U11 v Exeter Cathedral School.

Thanks to swimming captains Tess Hughes and George Gillingham who wrote this report.

Boys' Cricket

Wednesday 22 May
U10A v Taunton Prep - lost by 46 runs

U10A - 272 for 10 (Josh Paget 14, William Maynard 14, Daniel Adams 12, Toby Donegan 11)

Taunton Prep - 318 for 6 (Jacob Hardy 2 for 23, Toby Donegan 1 for 13, Ross Jameson 1 for 8, Josh Paget 1 for 11)

"Against a strong Taunton team that could bowl on a consistent line with every bowler, I was very pleased with our boys’ batting innings," said Mr Wood.

"They picked off quick singles really effectively and most of the wickets that fell were from outstanding bowling or fielding from the opposition, rather than carelessness on our behalf. Josh Paget and William Maynard (captain) looked to be enjoying themselves against a quality pace attack and played some delightful shots, and were well supported by Daniel Adams and Toby Donegan, who played sensibly to keep the scoreboard ticking along.

"A total of 272, although not huge, was a good return against such a team, but never felt like it would be quite enough. And it wasn’t. Early on in the Taunton innings, it became clear this team could bat as aggressively as they could bowl, and wickets were hard to come by.

"Credit must go to the boys for remaining upbeat with the ball, even when they were being knocked around the park by a handful of exceptional batsmen. Jacob Hardy ran his socks off to save at least three boundaries, William Maynard took the catch of the match, diving high to his left to take a picture-perfect one hander that was heading for a four, and Harry Gray looked comfortable when given the opportunity behind the stumps.

"Although the match ended in defeat, we had a great day in lovely conditions and will have learnt a lot form the experience which we’ll take forward into future fixtures."

U10B v Taunton Prep - lost by 2 runs

U10B - 279 for 6 (Tom O’Connor 12 not out, Toby Kenefick 11 not out)

Taunton Prep - 281 for 9 (Ollie Johnson 2 for 6)

"The boys were unlucky to lose a very close game in the final over," said Mr Ashman.

"Having said that, a target of only 4 an over was always going to keep the opposition interested. James O’Connell, Toby Kenefick and Tom O’Connor got us off to a great start with the bat but we lost our way, as the innings progressed.

"In the second half, I was very pleased with our fielding and field placing; we soon learned the benefits of throwing underarm to the stumps from a short distance! As far as our bowling was concerned, a number of our boys showed an ability to get the ball up to the bat, with Tom O’Connor and Ollie Johnson backing up wickets with very respectable economy rates.

"The target for the game against Blundell’s just after half-term will be to bowl a more consistent line and length throughout the team. Overall, this was a very encouraging performance, with plenty of positives to build on."

Thursday 30 May

Exeter v Trinity School - lost by 16 runs

Exeter -  287

Trinity - 303

"Exeter’s annual meeting with Trinity had all the usual elements of spectacle and excitement," said Mr Skinner.

"Exeter scored 287, a total that wore confidence following a fantastic last pairing stand (Will Ogilvie and Nathan Masters) of 28. Lochie Hughes and Will Ahmad had started carefully, ensuring no loss of wicket.

"Zak Dunstan and John Pugh, somewhat more cavalier, pushed the score forward, though lost a few wickets. Ralph (Rambo) Jameson and Matthew Cooper called and ran cleverly, adding the 1s and 2s. Fan Ye Meng and Oliver Mortimore maintained the pressure, nudging the score on. And then the ‘master' class, with Ogilvie and Masters scoring from nearly every ball faced.

"A good start in the field against some strong batting, found Exeter in prime position. Perhaps it was the sausages and cake, as, after tea our fielding lost its edge. Trinity’s final pair found the gaps and the wickets Exeter had gained consistently through their innings, dried up. A total of 303 gave Trinity the win by 16 runs."

Girls’ Cricket

Wednesday 22 May

U10A v Wellington - lost by 21 runs

Exeter - 267

Wellington - 288

On a lovely sunny afternoon the U10 girls travelled away to Wellington for 10 overs of cricket. Exeter won the toss and decided to field first.

"All girls bowled an over each and some outstanding line and length came from Lucy Vosper and Grace Stevenson," said Miss Wright.

"In the field, Katie McMurray and Grace Golsworthy were particularly impressive, both taking catches; (Grace in fact took three and forced a run out by fielding sharply and throwing the ball in to hit the stumps). Despite some nice fielding and backing up from Lamorna May and Gracie Blake, Wellington were able to put on an impressive 288 runs. Wellington capitalised on the wide and no balls hitting a number of boundaries and even a few sixes!

"When Exeter went into bat the players knew they had to chase the runs down and the first and second pairs Bea Hughes, Katie McMurray, Daisy Brough and Lucy Vosper gave the team a good base for the runs to be built on. Alice Brauer had a lovely innings with the bat and scored a beautiful six runs as well as some quick singles, running the bat in nicely.

"Wellington displayed some impressive straight bowling giving away a very small number of wides and no balls, which not only resulted in keeping the run rate down, but also bowled out Exeter on 6 occasions! A total of 8 wickets were lost in the batting innings which took a total of 40 runs off Exeter's total.

"A tough learning curve for Exeter, but one that we will hopefully learn from. Congratulations again to Evie Jenkins who was voted the player of the match with the bat, Grace Golsworthy in the field and Daisy Brough with the ball."

U10B v Wellington School - lost by 1 run

U10B - 233

Wellington - 234

"This was a most enjoyable match played in glorious sunshine with all our girls having the opportunity to bowl, wicket keep, field and bat," said Ms Barnes.

"Great improvements were made throughout the game, very ably and positively captained by Emily Bishop.

"The match saw Henni Lutke-Schipholt score a four and Hanna Sari voted as player of the match. Superb efforts from all our girls who proved themselves to be excellent team players as well as really concentrating on improving their skills."


Wednesday 22 May

U11A v Maynard - won 17 - 6 1/2

"A well organised and executed match with a well-deserved result," said Miss Lunn.

"It was lovely to see the girls rotating fielding rolls, showing the depth of the team. Our batting was our real strength with consistent big hits and runs from Phoebe, Emma and Charlotte. Well done to all involved, a brilliant result."

U11B v Maynard School won 14 - 8

"Quick and effective fielding kicked off the match to a great start," said Miss Johannson.

"Freya Kotting, Milly Traylor and Lydia Mcleod’s consistent bowling, along with Noor Shariff not letting anything slip at backstop lead to only 8 rounders being conceived overall.

"Freya Kotting received the well deserved title of fielder of the match, catching numerous people out. Our batting was equally as good, with Ella Fowler never missing a shot and Maria Turnbull Pomares rightfully gaining the title of batter of the match, leading to a superb 14 rounders overall."