Many sports reports have recently been received from the PE Department with news of a variety of individual and team sporting achievements in different disciplines throught the school which we are pleased to publish here:
The Year 12 volleyball team were invited to represent Bromley at the London Youth Games last week. They took this opportunity to get involved in a well-established tournament and have trained hard all year in preparation. The standard of volleyball at the tournament was incredibly high and ultimately proved too strong, however it provided a great experience for the group who are all young enough to come back and try again next year.
Congratulations to the Year 10 cricket squad for winning the Bromley Cup on Wednesday. They beat Langley Park in the semi-final by 7 wickets. Langley Park looked on course for a good total but a great catch by Vishal Prashar inspired the team and Ravi Patel’s 4 wicket maiden certainly helped restrict them to 88-8 off 16 overs. A couple of early wickets left Ishkaar Ujoodia, Arun Kaushik and Harry Jones see us over the line. St. Olave’s played Hayes in the final with us batting first and openers Harry Jones (40) and Alan Anil (51no) ensured we had a competitive total of 109. In response Hayes also performed well with the bat but some disciplined bowling and enthusiastic fielding restricted Hayes to 103. Well done to the entire squad!
This has been a traditionally strong year group for cricket, both for their skills and their understanding of the game. Their inclusive ethos of ensuring everyone gets an opportunity has helped them to develop a strong sense of union and has made them a pleasure to work with. Their results have also been impressive – reaching the semi-final of the Kent Cup and winning 6 of their 8 games so far.
Reigate 6s Cricket
This week our U12 and 13 squads travelled to Reigate to participate in their annual Cricket 6s tournaments. The U13 team had a tough pool but still managed to win by beating both Trinity School and UCS to progress through to the Cup, however defeats to Reading and Tiffin then knocked them out. The U12 took two teams and although the B team did not win a match they ran several other teams close and gained valuable experience. The A team won their pool beating Wimbledon and Halliford comfortably. They then narrowly lost to Caterham but beat Reading to book their place in the Cup semi-final courtesy of bonus points. Eventual winners of the Cup, Reed’s School, proved too strong for us, but a great day out for everyone.
Congratulations to our Junior anbd Intermediate teams who played Wilmington GS in a match on Thursday afternoon. Both teams were succcessful running out 10-2 and 12-0 winners respectively. Many of the contests were closer than the final score-line suggests and there was some excellent tennis played by both schools. As always the boys played with great respect in singles and doubles as they officiate their own matches. Well done to all involved.
Meanwhile, The Junior and Intermediate teams have both performed well in the Kent B league winning one match and losing another. Both lost 8-4 to Colfe’s in a tight game and both beat Bexley GS in equally competitive matches (the juniors winning a thrilling Shoot out). Tennis remains a popular sport in the school and the future looks promising with so many young players vying for team positions. Well done to all involved.
The school has a number of exceptional athletes performing at a very high standard. Holly Page has been in tremendous form with her running, whilst Caelan Raju (Hurdles) and Ananjan Ganguli (Running) are also both highly talented individuals. The school has competed at various athletics meetings over the season including the ESAA championships in Ashford, Bromley Minors at Norman Park and in a local athletics afternoon at Judd. Congratulations to all of our athletes who took part in these events.