29 Jan 2018
Sports Round Up - January 2018

Cricket

Another Stoic joins Northants Cricket Academy

James Cronie (Fourth Form, Cobham) has joined the Northants Cricket Academy. He joins fellow Stoic - Adam King (Upper Sixth, Bruce) in the academy. There are only ten players in the academy and James is the youngest member of the group, so this is a fine achievement for him. We wish him well as he takes his first steps on the professional pathway.

James Knott, Head of Cricket

Hockey

Thalia Felton makes National League Debut

Thalia Felton (Former Head Girl & Queen’s 2017) has made her National League debut for Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club. Bath Buccaneers who play in the West Conference with the likes of Reading, Cannock and Olton are linked to The University of Bath and Thalia has already become a regular in the University 1st XI. Felton led the School 1st XI to unprecedented success in her final year at Stowe last season and it is great to see her taking the next step in her hockey career.

Thalia started this season in the Buccaneers 3rd XI but quickly moved up through the teams and made her National League debut against Trojans on 18 November. This is an outstanding achievement for an 18 year old and it is great to see the former Stowe Captain making an impact on a national level. We wish Thalia all the best for the second half of the season.

Hockey

Girls’ 1st XI sign off with win v Repton

The Girls’ 1st XI had a fantastic win against Repton on Saturday 9 December. 11 girls were playing their final match for Stowe and put in a great performance against a top hockey side. Stowe dominated the opening 10 minutes but failed to capitalise after enjoying long periods of possession. In the second half Stowe survived two short corners before creating chances for themselves but the game went down to the wire before the deadlock was broken. 10 minutes before full time Libby Flood (Upper Sixth, Queen’s) converted after an initial short corner was deflected into play. Captain Vicky Beglin (Upper Sixth, Nugent) sealed the win with a fantastic reverse stick shot to cap a great term of hockey.

The girls would like to thank all players, staff and parents for their support at this game Saturday and throughout the term.

Ben Scott, Head of Hockey

Basketball

In the Wellington College Public Schools’ Tournament on Saturday 13 January our Senior team lost their opening game 14-12 to eventual group winners Winchester and rallied well to win their last two games beating Pangbourne 17-4 and Bishop Wordsworth 19-9.

In the Inter-House Senior basketball competition on Sunday 14 January Cobham beat Temple 8-7 in the final with Will Garrett (Upper Sixth) scoring the winning basket with the last shot of the match.

Well done to the senior basketball team who beat Akeley Wood 65-45 on Wednesday 17 January.

Football

On Saturday 13 January although both the 1st XI and 2nd XI went down 4-1 against Uppingham, the U16s enjoyed a great 5-0 win.

The U16 team remain unbeaten as they drew 1-1 against Bedford Modern on Wednesday 17 January.

Badminton

Congratulations to Eleanor Butler (Fourth Form, Lyttelton) who represented England over the holidays at a tournament in Holland. Eleanor reached the quarter-finals in the singles – losing to a Russian girl who eventually won the gold. Eleanor won silver in the doubles against a pair from Belgium and won gold in the mixed doubles against a French pair. She was a member of the England team who won the team event with 10 countries competing. Well done Eleanor!

Netball

On Wednesday 10 January in the matches against Princethorpe, the 2nd team won 22-8, the 3rd team won 27-4 and the 4th team won 14-6. On Thursday 11 January our Junior A teams played Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School; the U15As won 19-9 and the U14As won 14-6.

On Saturday 13 January the 1st team put in a strong performance to beat Wellingborough 32-15 and the 3rd team recorded their win of the week beating Wellingborough 29-23.

The 3rd team had a very exciting 12-12 draw against Silverstone UTC Tuesday 16 January. Also on Tuesday 16 January the U14As beat Sir Thomas Freemantle 24-4 and the U14Bs won 14-3. The U14Bs were in action again on Thursday 18 January, beating Buckingham School 13-5.

Boys Hockey

Congratulations to the 1st XI who beat The Leys 2-0 Thursday 11 January in the 1st Round of the National Cup. They were not able to raise their game again on Saturday 13 January going down 3-1 against Bloxham. In the other matches against Bloxham the 2nd XI had a hard fought 2-1 win. The Colts As drew 2-2 and the Colts Bs won 6-0. Our Junior Colts B and C teams had fine 2-0 wins.

The 1st XI had an excellent 2-1 win against Uppingham on Saturday 20 January and the 2nd XI followed suit by also beating Uppingham 2-1. The Colts As lost a thriller 3-2 while the Junior Colts C team managed a 0-0 draw against their counterparts.

On Wednesday 17 January the U16B team had a commendable 2-2 draw against Abingdon.

Girls’ Basketball

In the Inter-House Senior competition on Sunday 14 January Nugent won all their matches beating Queen’s 8-6 in the deciding match.

Lacrosse

The lacrosse teams had a stern test on Saturday 13 January with matches against Moreton Hall and Tudor Hall. The best performance of the day came from the senior 1st team who lost narrowly 9-7.

On Saturday 20 January the Senior 1st team bounced back from last week’s disappointment to claim a memorable 9-7 win against St Helen & St Katherine. The Senior 3rd team also played extremely well and beat TASIS 12-4.

Rugby

The Yearlings A, B and C teams travelled to Stamford on Saturday 13 January for their first block fixture of the term. All three teams performed extremely well. The A team won 37-7, the B team won 38-0 and the C team won 40-15.

The Yearlings then continued their impressive start to the term with some fine wins against The Leys. The As won 44-0, the Bs won 54-0 and the Cs won 42-12.