Week commencing 3 June 2019

News & events

Week commencing 3 June 2019

Girls' Cricket

Friday 24 May

Group matches

V Millfield – won by 11 runs

Exeter – 64 for 2

Millfield – 53 for 2

V Blundell's – won by 2 runs

Exeter – 51 for 4

Blundell's – 49 for 4

V Chilton Trinity – won by 31 runs

Exeter – 74 for 1

Chilton Trinity – 43 for 3

Cup Semi Final v Queen's Taunton – won by 5 wickets

Queen's Taunton – 52 for 3

Exeter – 53 for 1

Cup final v Wellington – lost by 7 runs

Wellington – 77 for 4

Exeter – 70 for 1

On Friday 24 May, a squad of girls comprising on two U12s, two U13s, three U14s and two U15s took part in the Queen's Taunton U15 Broderick Girls' Cricket Tournament.

"In the group stages the girls showed some lovely brains with the bat and with good backing up and calling they were able to rotate the strike well and build competitive scores," said Mr Mason.

"Once the nerves had settled they bowled some steady lines making it hard for the opposition to score runs. A good first match against Millfield started the day with a win but this was followed by a last ball thriller against Blundell’s. Blundell’s needed a four from the final delivery but could only manage a single. With a win in the final group match against Chilton Trinity the team made it into the cup semi-final.

In the semi-final Queen's started well with the bat but good bowling and fielding saw them restricted to 52 from their seven overs. In reply Exeter did the simple things well and limited the dot balls that they faced reaching the total with an over to spare. Wellington batted first in the final and amassed a daunting 77 for 4. The girls fought hard with the bat but struggled to hit the boundaries finishing on 70 for 1 and coming runners up in the tournament.

"Well done to all the squad who took part: Nell Smith, Zoe Maynard, Eliza Heard, Georgia Read, Grace Jury, Elusha Gribble, Rosie Hobbs, Freya Munson and Katie Donovan.

Wednesday 5 June

U13 v Queen's Taunton - won 369 - 284

U12 v Queen's Taunton - lost 253 - 365

Boys' Cricket

Monday 3 June

County Cup  

U14 XI v Okehampton - won by 62 runs

Exeter – 180 for 2 (James Tyler 64 retired, Charlie Ferraro 50 retired)

Okehampton – 118 for 4

Wednesday 5 June

U13A v St Peter's Lympstone – won by 95

Exeter – 165 for 5

St Peter's – 70 all out

U13B v St Peter's Lympstone – lost by 5 wickets

Exeter – 119 for 3

St Peter's – 120 for 5

Thursday 6 June

County Cup

U15A v South Dartmoor - lost by 2 runs

South Dartmoor – 116 for 3 (Katie Donovan 1 for 11)

Exeter – 114 for 8


Division 2

U13 girls v West Buckland - won 8 - 4

Well done to the girls who have qualified for the county competition of the Aegon League


Monday 3 June

U14A IX v Plymouth College - won 18 - 6
Tuesday 4 June 

U13A & B IX v Plymouth College - cancelled

Thursday 6 June

U15A IX v Uffculme - drew 18 - 18 (player of match Holly Blair-Kitchener)

U15B IX v Uffculme - lost 9 ½ - 20 (player of match Ella Byrne and Jess Howell)

U12A IX v Maynard - postponed

U12B IX v Maynard - postponed


At the start of half term seven hardy swimmers from Exeter School took on the challenge of swimming the the distance of the channel overnight. The event which was held in Wiveliscombe open air pool and involved schools from Taunton School and Cullompton College. The team swam in one hour legs through the clear and chilly night to complete the 22 miles distance.

"The team spirit was strong and all pupils worked together to support each other throughout this marathon event," said Dr Robb.

"The team included three experienced swimmers who completed the event last year, Fred Croft, Grace Gillingham and Hamish Bell, along with four swimmers new to the event, namely Connie Croft, Fran Jenner, Poppy McKinney and Jojo Yang.

"Not only did the team complete the event but impressive swims ranging from 2.7 to 4 km per hour ensured that they knocked 33 minutes off last years time to complete the event in 10 hours 40 minutes and 20 seconds.

"Many thanks to Mrs Jenner who accompanied the team and maintained watch on poolside for the entirety of the night without any sleep."


Thursday 23 May

Congratulations to our athletes who competed in the Exeter v East Devon match before half term to win a place at the county finals this Saturday. All qualified with strong performances and the best of luck to them.

  • Ollie Capps Junior Boys 1500m
  • Cleo Turley Intermediate Girls Shot Put
  • Eliza Heard Junior Girls High Jump
  • Bea Oliver-Stephens and Poppy Parker Junior Girls 75m Hurdles
  • Elizabeth Doherty Junior Girls 800m