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Teams of the Week

Mixed 1st tennis team/Yearling B’s Cricket

Tennis:

On Saturday, 23rd June, Wellington hosted its 2nd Invitational Mixed Doubles Tournament at Cantley Park. The teams invited included Epsom, Cranleigh, Charterhouse and Sevenoaks. Wellington’s team included players from 4th, 5th and L6th forms. Wellington beat Epsom, Cranleigh and Charterhouse 2-1 and then excelled themselves in the final round beating the previously unbeaten Sevenoaks 3-0. Congratulations to Freddie and Daisy Bristowe, Ethan Distelbrink, Issie Thorneycroft, Alex Stannard and captain Kat Frankopan on retaining the trophy for Wellington. It was a fiercely competitive event in warm sunshine with 5 of the 12 sets going to a tie break. Congratulations to all players.

Yearling B’s Cricket

With an unbeaten season on the line down at Charterhouse the mighty Wellington Wombats were given the challenge of putting the perfect game of cricket together. They had bowled very well at times throughout the season and batted with a determined spirit but struggled to do it in the same game at times. Batting first after winning the toss was a wise decision from James Lloyd as the track looked flat and dry. Charterhouse bowled admirably but the top order titans of Zavier Sheikh and Mark Dickin put on a 50 partnership before Zavier was caught by Charlie Morison (who was substitute fielding for Charterhouse). Will Ayton came in and with Mark marched the wombats forward as both scored freely and consistently as both got 50s and more. It was wonderful to see Milly Crosby come in and she was unlucky not to get more runs on a day where people were ‘filling their boots’ out in the middle. A strong cameo from Murdoch Loch and Henry Starmer-Smith meant that the total after 25 overs was an imperious 215 for 6, the first time this team has scored over 200. After tea the first ball of the Charterhouse innings from Starmer-Smith ripped apart middle and off and their opener was on his way back for some soul-searching. The writing appeared on the wall as wickets tumbled but a couple of stubborn middle order batsmen played some big shots and got things back on track. Some patient fielding, well-taken catches, and accurate bowling meant that Charterhouse eventually were bowled out for 100. The Wombats had met the coaching challenge of the ‘perfect’ game with a 115 run victory which secured their unbeaten season. This is a special group with not only ‘A’ team cricketers of the future but a selection of tightly bonded friends who have shown camaraderie, support and good humour throughout the whole season. They have also shown fierce determination, grit and resilience as they have won some scintillating games of cricket against oppositions with perhaps better individuals, but they have not been bettered as a team. As a team they are almost perfect. Unbroken, unbowed and unbeaten.

Tennis

The Tennis season has come to a close with some brilliant performances. The college 1st team hosted the annual Wellington College mixed doubles Invitational tournament. The team of Daisy & Freddie Bristowe, Issie Thorneycroft & Ethan Distelbrink, Kat Frankopan & Alex Stannard started well with 2-1 wins over Epsom, Cranleigh and Charterhouse. A team from Sevenoaks also looked particularly strong, with several 3-0 wins, and were to be the final opponent for our team. Going into this match, Wellington needed to win all 3 sets played, or Sevenoaks would take the trophy to Kent.  Daisy and Freddie won 6-3, relatively quickly, whilst the 2nd and 3rd pairs, worked hard to force a tie break. Both pairs dug in and came through winners by the narrowest of margins. After a full afternoon, tied on 9 sets with an otherwise unbeaten Sevenoaks squad, but winners due to the head-to-head result, the trophy stays at Wellington for another year.

Credit is also due to the U15 team who won their event, and well played to the U14 team who played well and came 3rd in their tournament.

Cricket

This week saw the JC1 and Yearlings 1 play St Edwards where the Yearlings lost to a strong opposition side, however the JC1 put in a stella performance with some lusty blows from Oscar Clarke at the end to win in the last over. The other Yearlings and JC sides played St Edwards later in the week, again with some good games, where the Y2 continued unbeaten, the JC2 had a strong 9 wicket win and in the JC3, Jeevan Sandher and Chris Guckian both scored 50’s and put on a century opening stand in a 41 run win. Midweek saw the 1st XI take on the MCC which resulted in a 1st XI win chasing 245, with Archie Carter scoring a match winning 123. The Yearlings and JC 1 also took on Malvern midweek and although the Yearlings lost they had a great game on Turf, however, the JC 1 did record a win with Archie Renwick taking 5 wickets and scoring 56* and Ed Brew scoring 75*. Saturday saw the final block of the term, where the 1st XI ended with a loss but the 2nd XI achieved a resounding 173 run win, with Kabir Sodhi making a hundred. Further wins were recorded by the Yearlings 1 and 2, with the later remaining unbeaten for the season with Zavier Sheikh and Mark Dickin opening with a 50 partnership against Charterhouse with Mark making 50 himself, as did Will Ayton too and a patient fielding display with well taken catches and accurate bowling meant that an unbeaten season was achieved. The JC1 also ended with a tight win against Charterhouse in the last over chasing 152, leaving them with 3 wins in a week. Additionally, the JC 3 recorded a comfortable 6 wicket win with Niam Patel taking 4 wickets.

Running Club – Wellington Half Marathon/Boughey Run/Pink Pav Dash

Thank you all for your support at the Boughey Run. As always it was an incredibly close race, with all competitors giving their best effort.

The runners didn’t manage to beat the chimes this year, could 2019 be the year?

The final placings are as follows:

Girls Race:

1st          Mia Selman                     C

2nd         Becky Storer                    W

3rd         Sophie Howard               O

4th         Elodie Sinclair                  Hn

5th         Rosie George                   An

6th         Jas Gobbo                        HgG

Boys Race:

1st          Jake Graham                   Bn

2nd         James Haig                      H

3rd         Alex McClelland              Bd

4th          Caspar Massey                Hg

5th          Max Moffat                     M

6th          Jasper Coggins                L

7th          Ben Wills                         R

8th         Archie Morse                   T

9th          Jasper Johnson                S

10th         Freddie Evans                 Bl

11th        Omer Bilgin                     Pn

Well done to all those that took part in the Waterloo half marathon. An amazing event in which Ophelia Veseley won for the students in an incredible 1:45:36; and Mrs Lynch won the staff race.  Well done both and all!

Congratulations also to all that took on the challenge of the Pink Pav Dash which was an excellent event and two great nights of fun but competitive racing. Results attached.

Shooting

A beautiful sunny warm day at Bisley but a tricky variable wind. Shooting started at the longer ranges with 10 to count at 900 yards and 1000 yards and a chance for Egor Vert (R) to shine, a cracking 49 out of 50 in very trying conditions secured him the 900 yard tyro title but Ed Atkins (R) took the overall at this range. Back to 1000 yards, extremely difficult but Ed held on for the title and top overall, Charlie Crosby (B) showed his skill again to take top tyro. A break for lunch and the shorter ranges in the afternoon, more to Sophie Hodge’s liking as she won the tyro at 300 yards. The final range, 600 yards, lots to play for and a battle royal between Sophie and Egor, both on the same target. Egor took the honours with a fine highest possible score, 50 out of 50 but Sophie, only one point behind, secured the overall tyro position and won the silver English Twenty jewel, a medal not often seen in target shooting. Overall a great day with 4 medals for Egor and Ed each, 3 for Sophie and the longest range one for Charlie. A chance for a rest now before the Ashburton Schools meeting in July.

Triathlon

The Triathlon team went to Cardiff this weekend to race in the ITU qualifier sprint on Sunday morning.  After a 750m swim in the sea we had to master a technical very challenging bike course through the city centre for 20 km, under the burning Welsh sun.  The following 5km run along Cardiff bay demanded all energy left and enormous willpower to eventually cross the finish line.  A very successful competition for the whole team!

Interhouse Water Polo

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Interhouse Water Polo. It was a long, exhausting afternoon for many competitors, but the enthusiasm, maturity, and willingness to get in cold water to play a game they didn’t know made for a fine afternoon. Results are based on progress through the tournament as well as average number of points scored per game, leaving the final standings as follows:

 

Interhouse Water Polo Results
Place House   Place House
1st Stanley   1st Wellesley
2nd Lynedoch   2nd Anglesey
3rd Harding   3rd Orange
4th Benson   4th Combermere
5th Raglan   5th – tie Apsley
6th Blücher   Hopetoun
7th — tie Hill      
Murray      
Talbot      
10th Beresford      
11th Picton      

Once again, thanks to all the participants for their participation. See you at the pool this time next year!