Matthew Burns

BOYS’ SPORTS REPORTS 04/05/15

BOYS SPORT RESULTS MONDAY 4TH – SUNDAY 10TH MAY

CRICKET

SENIOR HOUSE CRICKET
Hart v Evans – Evans won by 9 wickets
Hart 120
Evans 121-1 (Botham 77)

School v Winder – Winder won by 8 wickets
School 50
Winder 51-2

1st XI v MCC (H) Lost by 66 runs
MCC 153 (Topham 5-45)
Sedbergh 87

On the nicest day for over a week, Sedbergh were lucky to play a very strong MCC team after torrential rain on the previous two days. 

Batting first the MCC rode their luck early on but when Will Topham and Stephen Croft joined forces wickets steadily fell as the spin pair shared eight wickets. On a turning pitch they made life very difficult for the experienced MCC batsmen and with an improved performance in the field Sedbergh were happy to be chasing 154.

Harry Brook and James Park Johnson were tested by the new ball pair which included an ex-First Class Tasmanian, but looked in control until the inform Brook played a loose shot and was caught behind.

The quick loss of Simpson and Braham put Sedbergh under pressure, but Park Johnson and Greg Cameron saw off the new ball and began to build a partnership. Enter two quality spinners and the game changed.

On a pitch tailor-made for spinners, first Cameron played against the spin and was caught at midwicket and despite Park Johnson and Captain Stephen Croft digging in and showing a good game plan, the runs dried up and pressure built.

Eventually, this told and in a short spell of time Park Johnson, Patrick Phillips and Nathan Wyman were bowled playing against the spin, Croft, Wade Williams and Will Topham knicked off to good balls turning away from the bat, and Sedbergh were rolled over.

This was another brutal lesson for the lads, a stark reminder after Saturday’s run-fest that you have to set a plan against certain bowlers on certain pitches and then stick religiously to it. One lapse of concentration and you are gone. On a positive note the lads bowled and fielded well in general, they just need to put all three disciplines together and the positive results will come.

TENNIS

Yr. 10 Div. 2 AEGON League v Appleby (H) Lost 12-0 – Outclassed by a Division 1 standard side, despite this the Sedbergh boys played some good tennis taking many games to deuce but just not finishing the games off.  Well done to Hamish Clark who played an excellent game against a current county player. 

U15 v Bradford GS (A) Lost 3-6  
A tough fixture against a strong BGS side.  Unfortunately a mix up on communication with Sedbergh sending 6 pairs of boys to play, as a result we played timed innings.  Players of the day being Pair 3 Santi Villaraiz and Year 9 George Hill who won 2 of their three sets against accomplished BGS pairings.  

Still work to do on closing out the games but some exciting tennis being played by our U15 boys.  Well done to our 4th pair Richard Burns & Will Taylor, 5th pair Ned Warburton-Lee & Dan Holley and 6th Pair Will Ross and Nik Kovalenko who had to endure the tough task of playing BGS 1st, 2nd and 3rd pairings, not an easy task, but in true Sedberghian spirit never giving up.  LS

U14 v Bradford GS (A) Drew

Again a mix up with numbers of pairs saw our U14’s with 6 pairs to BGS’s 3, hence timed matches. Will Guthrie and Hugh Hollins playing some exciting doubles play to take a win, draw and loss in their three sets, the relationship getting better with every game.  

Tom Jones and Max Twiddle  thrashing their opposite numbers 6-1 with some confident play and Santi Enriquez and Taylor Maguire securing 2 out of 3 wins, a pairing that is getting better with every game.  Well done to 4th pair Giles Dobson and Charlie Bell, 5th pair Ged Sykes and Patrick Brooke and 6th pair Struan Freeborn and Henry Motte who fought hard against BGS pairs 1, 2 and 3, again never giving up and giving the BGS boys a run for their money. LS

GOLF

School v Old Sedberghians (H) Won – Molly Davies stars as School bring home the Cup.

Sedbergh pupils win vs OS to get their hands back on the trophy. 

The annual pupils vs OS golf match at Lancaster Golf Club was played out on Thursday. Six school pairings of ten pupils and two staff played 6 pairings of OS with their school careers ranging from 1945-1980.

With beautiful weather, stunning scenery and brilliant company the day was always going to be a success. Five out of the 6 pairings won their matches against the OS and the overall score was 328 stable-ford points for the OS to 354 stable-ford points for the pupils. James Botham who was Captain for the day went to collect the trophy after the evening’s dinner.

Whilst other prizes were met with a polite round of applause, the loudest cheer of the evening was for Molly Davies (Robertson 4th form) who won the individual prize with a score of 40 points, and remains unbeaten in school golf competitions this year. 

The boys and girls were superb company all day and conducted themselves in true Sedbergh fashion,  holding conversation, making jokes and forming friendships for over 5 hours on the golf course with OS more than 5 decades their seniors. 

A brilliant day of golf and one I’m sure both parties will remember for a long time.
MWS

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