05 Jun 2017
Sports Round Up - May 2017

EQUESTRIAN

Stowe Beagles Hunter Trial

This term the Stowe Beagles Hunter Trial was held at Primrose Hill. Josh White (Fifth Form, Cobham) rode an excellent course on his new mount Briscoe and was rewarded with the highest placed Stoic at the event. Our final competition of the academic year is ‘BS just for schools’ at Quainton on 18 June. We look forward to seeing you at our Speech Day display at 9.30am at the Equestrian Centre.

Angela Churcher, Equestrian Centre Manager

TENNIS

Congratulations to Harry Hewlett and Tom Percy who have gone through the season without dropping a set in the Colts As matches. Having lost 8-1 last season, the 1st VI travelled to Oundle on Saturday 20 May and won a superb match 5-4. For this excellent result the 1st tennis team is this week’s ‘Team of the Week’. On Thursday 11 May our girls’ U14As played Winchester House and won 7-3. Congratulations to Kira Evans and Vicky Beglin who remain unbeaten in their matches so far this term. Tennis colours have been awarded to: Bubby Upton, Kira Evans, Vicky Beglin, Lottie Hopkinson, Alice Maclure, Gabe Chauveau, Jamie Metson and Ed Good. In the Intermediate House Competition Queen’s were second and this year’s winners were Nugent.

GOLF

Last Thursday the golf 1st team had a resounding victory against Haileybury winning 5-1.

SAILING

The Inter House sailing went ahead despite the light winds and so both challenging and frustrating in equal measure for the sailors; however, they all seemed to cope with it and these conditions threw up a couple of unexpected results in the heats.

Heat 1 was won by Stanhope. Grenville A and Grenville 1 also qualified for the final from the first heat, pipping Cobham and Temple to the available places. Heat 2 saw a clean sweep in both races for Chatham A - though Queen’s shook them up, leading and rounding the second mark first in the 2nd heat race. Sadly Queen’s couldn’t hold on to this lead and in the end didn’t qualify for the final. So Chatham 1 and Walpole were the remaining teams to make it to the final. In the Final (trophy) race, it was Chatham who took line honours leading from start to finish. Behind them, Stanhope, Grenville A and Grenville 1 were looking good for second with their positions changing throughout the race, but as the finish line approached, both Grenville teams ended up ahead of Stanhope.

CRICKET

In the Senior Inter-House main competition Bruce hit the winning runs in the final over to beat Cobham. Last week our U15 girls played their first cricket match of the season against Thornton and won by 5 runs. The JCA XI and YA XI are through to the county cup semi finals and the JCA are also through to the regional semi-finals of the ESCA cup. The 1st XI remain unbeaten at home.

CLAY PIGEON

In the Nationals before Exeat Stowe A came joint third with Warwick. Max Whitehead was equal first in the Cadets.