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Sports Report: Week 1

A round-up of sports results from Week 1 of the Summer Term, by Mr Lawes, Director of Sport.


The 1st VI had a fantastic start to the term, narrowly losing 5-6 to Clayesmore but beating Sherborne 6-3.  A fine victory and very encouraging start to the season!

The Junior VI lost their match 7-2.  Bug, Vlad, Frederico and Gabriel played well winning one of their matches.  A good start with some room for improvement.



The U14s played well against Clayesmore.  Tom was awarded 'player of the match' for showing skill with both the bat and ball, and honourable mentions should also go to Max for his batting, Oscar for a good stint behind the wicket, and Dan for a tidy spell of bowling.  There is much potential in this team and we look forward to watching them improve.

The U15s bowled and fielded well against Clayesmore.  In reply, Milton Abbey started well and were ahead of the required rate until a late flurry of wickets brought the contest to an end.  Angus was the stand-out performer with the bat, and well done to Jake who captained the team well.

The 2nd XI lost the toss and Clayesmore racked up a big total, despite some valiant fielding performances and some really admirable captaincy from Harry.  Harry was also the pick of the bowlers with an excellent spell of 5 overs for 15 runs.  MA were never really in with a chance of getting the score, but Will, Laurie, George and Luke all batted well.  

The 1st XI had a promising week.  They lost both their matches but competed well.  The match on Tuesday against Poole Grammar was extremely close with the team eventually losing by just two runs.  Our fielding and bowling was very good but our batting has plenty of room for improvement.  Stand-out performances came from Tom, Ollie and Stephen with the bat, and Will and Ed with the ball.  Ed produced amazing figures of five wickets for nine runs and is awarded 'player of the match' for his achievement.



On Sunday Vlad Waterfield, Oscar Southwell and Lucas Prichard Jones travelled to Clifton College in Bristol to take part in a six match tournament representing Dorset. The boys were fully involved throughout a very busy long afternoon. Oscar shared his performances in goal against a previous national goal keeper and he performed fantastically. Although not called upon much, when he was involved it was very positive. In other games Vlad played out of position for most of the afternoon but did not grumble once and had a successful afternoon. Lucas also had a very good afternoon predominantly playing at left back, some good hits into the D and strong defending.
Dorset overall did not lose a game all afternoon and the boys should be very proud of their performances. It was an extremely long day, a lot of pressure and they all coped really well. They will find out if they make it through to West Hockey JRPC in early May.