Matthew Burns

BOYS’S SPORTS REPORTS 05/05/14

Cricket

1st XI
v Yorkshire Academy 215-2 

Sedbergh entertained the Yorkshire CCC Academy for the first time on Cricketfield, bringing along a team with England under 19 players and England Test cricketer Johnny Bairstow. Bairstow scored 52 before being well caught by Dan Gomersall to give Tom Hoggard his second wicket to leave Yorkshire at 97-2 at the midway stage, but Ryan Harris (109*) looked a class act as he went on the offensive later in the innings.

Unfortunately, heavy rain brought a premature end to what was a great experience for the Sedbergh lads. Richard Damms (Yorkshire Academy coach), Johnny Bairstow and all the Yorkshire players were a real credit to their club and gave our boys a glimpse of what is required to become a professional cricketer. A great lesson!

226-7 (Simpson 59) v Ampleforth 217-8 (Topham 4-73) DRAW
In a traditional time game Sedbergh were put into bat and despite three run outs batted positively for 50 overs with Alex Simpson leading at the top of the order and Stephen Croft marshalling the lower order to post a solid score. Angus Smith took three wickets in his first two overs to leave Ampleforth stumbling at 6 for 3 but some powerful batting in the middle order against 40 overs of spin saw the home team with the momentum going into the last eight overs.

Patrick Phillips and Angus Smith bowled tightly under pressure to avoid losing as Sedbergh narrowly missed out on taking the last two wickets despite bowling ten more overs than the opposition. As good a game as it gets in time cricket which saw both teams in with a chance of winning going into the last over!

2nd XI
100-5 v Ampleforth 96-10 WON BY 5 WICKETS

Sedbergh made short work of the visitors after skittling them for under a hundred and thanks to Johnny McPhiilips’ 45 the home team got home fairly quickly in the afternoon. Next Saturday’s match against Kirkham 1st XI should be more challenging for this strong team.

3rd XI
190-4 (Bentley 50, Radcliffe 53) v Lancaster GS 172-6  WON BY 18 RUNS

Batting first George Bentley and Harry Chamberlain established a strong platform before Harry Radcliffe blitzed a half century off just 13 balls! With a large total on the board Sedbergh gave every player a chance to bowl with Tom Willock and Connor McKinney the stand out performers. Ben Lowry captained the side superbly in what was a great T20 match.

87-1 v Ampleforth 86-10 (Coates 5-7) WON BY 9 WICKETS
A very comfortable win for Sedbergh as they rolled the visitors over cheaply with off spinner Adam Coates grabbing 5 wickets and the knocking the runs off within ten overs for the loss of only one batsman.

4th XI
112-7 v Ampleforth 111-10 WON BY 3 WICKETS

A very competitive game that was in the balance until some powerful late order batting from Sedbergh saw them home by three wickets.

Under 17s XI (National Knock Out)
131-5 v Durham School 127-8 WON BY 5 WICKETS

In damp conditions Sedbergh’s  bowling unit performed at its best to date despite bowling with a wet ball to restrict the visitors to a below par score. Despite losing a wicket before scoring Alex Simpson and Jack Hardy rallied with a fine second wicket partnership of 85 to put Sedbergh well in control but a mid-innings collapse saw Sedbergh slump to 94-5 before A1 batsmen Greg Cameron and Max Silvester batted with maturity and confidence in an unbroken 37 run partnership to steer Sedbergh home with overs to spare.

A1
317-4 (Brook 164, Williams 50*) v Rivington Blackrock 70-10 – WON BY 274 RUNS

As County Champions Sedbergh entertained Rivington Blackrock in the first round of the National Lords Taverners Cup and thanks to a superb 164 from Harry Brook  (which included six 6s off one over) as he raced from 100 to 164 in just 15 balls, and a perfect second fiddle role from Wade Williams, Sedbergh posted a massive score that the visitors never challenged after their three County batsmen were dismissed. A great start to the Nationals for what promises to be an exciting season for this team. 

296-8 (Sanders 100, Brook 67) v Ampleforth 174-10 (Sanders 4-26) WON BY 122 RUNS
Sedbergh batsmen James Park Johnson and Harry Brook set Sedbergh up well before Chris Sanders smashed a century off just 34 balls to help post a near unreachable target. Sanders completed a superb game taking four wickets to add to his earlier century to set up a second large win in three days

A2
70-3 v Ampleforth 69-10 (Coombe 4-6) WON BY 7 WICKETS

Niall Coombe’s four wickets helped Sedbergh dismiss Ampleforth for a below par score and thanks to Harry Heathcote’s powerful striking Sedbergh romped home with time and overs to spare.

B1
227-3 (Hodge 73*, Farrar 69, Mullins 53) v Ampleforth 62-10 (Barrett 4-10) WON BY 165 RUNS

Sedbergh were on fine form with the bat posting a large score on Newfield before Sedbergh’s bowlers made short work of the visitor’s batting.

129-7 (Farrar 59*) v Cumbria Under 14s 128-6 (Barrett 4-18) WON BY 3 WICKETS
On a damp day the B1 team played well again in a much more competitive fixture than Saturday’s. Thanks to a second fine bowling performance of the weekend from Captain Sam Barrett, Cumbria were restricted to a par score off their 35 overs. Despite a couple of run outs Rob Farrar steered Sedbergh home to record a third straight win of the season.

B2
73-1 v Ampleforth 72-10 WON BY 9 WICKETS

The B2 team made short work of a weak Ampleforth team to record the seventh win out of eight matches. Batting first the visitors were quickly dismissed and the runs knocked off at a canter. 

HMC Athletics report:

A very successful day on Wednesday in Gateshead, 22 schools competing at the International Athletics Stadium in the HMC Competition also known as the Northern Schools Championships.  Sedbergh having had only a couple of practices but what we lacked in technique we made up for with determination and grit. We entered all age groups for girls and boys, one of only a handful to enter all six teams, out of 22 schools we finished with the following outstanding results, 28 medals in total secured including 6 gold and a Championship Record by Pollyanna Bell in Junior Javelin: 

Overall:
Senior Girls 1st (Trophy – Georgina Procter) (Won for the 3rd year running)
Senior boys 2nd
Intermediate boys 1st (Trophy – Tom Savage) (Won for the 2nd year running)
Intermediate girls 8th
Junior Boys 4th
Junior Girls 8th

Individual Gold medals:
Bevan Rodd – Junior Shot Putt
Georgina Procter – Senior Hurdles
Rebecca Monaghan Allan  – Intermediate Shot Putt
Will Ballard – Intermediate Triple Jump 
Sophie Ferguson – Senior 100m and Senior Long Jump
Charlie Linas – Senior 400m
Individual Silver  medals:
Archie Campbell – Senior Boys 3000m
Johnnie Campbell – Intermediate 3000m
Cameron Thompson – Senior  Hurdles 
George Porter – Senior 1500m
Maddie Bridle – Senior High Jump
Georgina Procter – Senior Shot Putt
Dan Elkington – Senior Javelin
Michael Lavery – Intermediate Javelin
Angus Erskine – Senior Hammer
Tom Savage – Intermediate Shot
Ellie Tempest – Senior Javelin
Polly Bell – Junior Javelin – *but broke the Championship Record with 28.77m, an England International thrower beat her to silver medal*
Cameron Thompson – Senior High Jump
Individual Bronze medals:
Ella Ferguson – Senior 1500m
Rob Stevenson – Senior 100m
Tom Wootton – Senior 200m
Archie Campbell – Senior 1500m
Fraser Summers-colclough – Senior Shot Putt
Ed Sansom – Intermediate Shot Putt
Ed Martin – Junior Discus
Jack Bonham – Intermediate Discus
Tabby Holdsworth – Junior Shot Putt

Boys Tennis
An impressive first match of the season from the 1st IV against a mature team from Windermere.
Quiet determination in the doubles pairing of Hollings and Lau saw a win of 6,0, 6,1.  Randal-Paley & Yip (c) dropped only 2 games in the sets with a result of 6,2, 6,0
Singles matches were equally impressive with clean sweeps from Randal-Paley and Hollings.
Ultimately, with only 9 losses of the 80 games played Sedbergh comfortably go through to the next round of the Nationals.

House Sailing 
SCHOOL HOUSE WIN SINGLE HANDED AND OVERALL COMPETITION
EVANS WIN DOUBLE HANDED COMPETITION

Tight sailing on a miserable Sunday of cold and drizzle meant that attrition reduced the number of competing houses to 4 by the end of the day. But it was all down to the last race to decide the outcome.  In the final analysis three teams came 2= overall, but School House won by 1 point.  Oliver Bird won almost all his races, and Peter Fairbank supported him creditably to win the single handed competition by 3 points from the Thomas brothers from Hart – in 3rd place were Felix Zinkann and Cameron Dale from Winder.  

Meanwhile in the double handers things were less straightforward with four houses each winning one of the races. Despite winning 2 races Powell were pipped after a tie  break with Evans who had a scoreline of 1,3,2,2,2, to Powell’s 4,2,1,1,3.  Meanwhile pre race favourites, Winder were accumulating too many penalties and came 3rd and School 4th.  

However, School completing all their races, including one win, meant that they had done just enough to combine with School’s singlehanders to win overall.  
Thanks to all sailors for their racing and to Mr Sands for his rescue boat services.  
Photos can be seen on Sedbergh School sailing facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/121750304506346/

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