Matthew Burns

BOYS’ SPORTS REPORTS 28/04/14

CRICKET

1ST XI V MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE; SEDBERGH 161-8, MYERSCOUGH 159-8 (CROFT 3-18) – WON BY 2 RUNS

Sedbergh played their first match of the season and after starting well with a half century opening stand some tight bowling in the middle of the innings slowed the run rate down as wickets fell.

Stephen Croft marshalled the lower order well to help Sedbergh post a slightly under par score which they managed to defend with some excellent fielding and tight bowling with Croft being the pick of the bowlers. An very good win against a strong team that hopefully gives the players some confidence going into the season.

1ST XI V MERCHANT’S TAYLORS; SEDBERGH 239-2  (SIMPSON 116, HARDY 100), MERCHANT TAYLORS 109-6 (CROFT 3-16) – WON BY 130 RUNS

Sedbergh batted first and despite Captain Dan Gomersall being very unfortunate to be given out early on Durham players Jack Hardy and Alex Simpson both scored maiden First team centuries to help Sedbergh to a strong score that they comfortably defended.

James Botham and Will Parker used the new ball well and were unlucky not to make early inroads but the introduction of Stephen Croft saw wickets fall as Sedbergh ran out easy winners.

2ND XI V MERCHANT TAYLORS; MERCHANT TAYLORS 63-10, SEDBERGH 64-5 – WON BY 5 WICKETS

Having won the toss Merchant Taylors elected to bat and were immediately in trouble losing wickets and only posting 63. Despite not batting to their full potential Sedbergh cruised home to win by 5 wickets.

A1 V MERCHANT TAYLORS; SEDBERGH 260-10 (G CAMERON 93), MERCHANT TAYLORS 130-10 (G CAMERON 3-18); WON BY 130 RUNS

A fine all round display Greg Cameron saw Sedbergh comfortably beat Merchant Taylors on Newfield. In sunny conditions Sedbergh’s top six batsman all made good starts but it was Cameron who carried on narrowly missing out on a maiden century for the school in his first game. Chris Sanders then led the home team well as Sedbergh won out comfortable winners.

B1 V MERCHANT TAYLORS; SEDBERGH 196-7 (BARRETT 46), MERCHANT TAYLORS 44-10 (ROBERT FARRER 4-5) – WON BY 152 RUNS

Batting first captain Sam Barrett led from the front as all the batsmen contributed to a solid score first time out score. Robert Farrar then posted superb figures as Sedbergh wrapped up the victory quickly. 

SHOOTING

Spring Leagues: Sedbergh A came 2nd out of 6 but with Nikita Bilousov (SH) coming 1st out of 30 competitors and James Bell (S) coming third.

The B team struggled in their league which was won by Dollar Acadamy, the current schools champions.

In the Country life Competition which involves firing 10 shot sin 60 seconds, Sedbergh finished 9th out of 26, an improvement on last year, but still some way to go.

Nanyuki Cup Shooting

Brilliant competitions with 36 pupils shooting and every house and year group represented. Sedgwick are clear winners, 30 points ahead of Hart.

Highest Junior: Finn Askins (P)
Junior Pairs: Powell (Henry Gray and Finn Askins)

Highest Senior: Ben Jones (S)
Senior Pairs: Sedgwick (Ben Jones and George Bentley)

Overall (Nanyuki Cup): 
3rd: Powell
2nd: Hart
1st: Sedgwick: Will Ross, James Bell, Ben Jones, George Bentley.

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