District Athletics Report – The Priest Cup
On Tuesday 22nd May, 29 athletes travelled to The Prince of Wales Stadium in Cheltenham to take part in the South Worcestershire Schools Priest Cup District Athletics meet. As expected, all our students were impeccably behaved and a large number of good performances were recorded.
Many of the athletes achieved third places but the following athletes have got through to the Hereford and Worcestershire County Trials at Nunnery Wood Stadium on Saturday 16th June.
Luis Rodrigues – 1st in the Boys 10/11 Javelin New (PB 38.44m),
Jonno Jones – 1st in the Boys 8/9 Discus,
Emmanuelle Rumbombora – 1st in the Boys 10/11 Triple Jump New (PB 10.98cm),
Alice Stevens – 1st in the Girls 8/9 Javelin New PB (27.05cm),
Lily Pinchin – 1st in the Girls 8/9 High Jump,
Charlie Vanhoa – 1st in the Boys 8/9 200m,
Charlie Vanhoa – 1st in the Boys 8/9 Javelin New PB (44.57cm),
Charlie Vanhoa – 1st in the Boys 8/9 Shot Put New PB (11.04cm),
Megan Bates – 1st in the Girls 10/11 Javelin,
Zak Mercer – 2nd in the Boys 10/11 Long Jump,
Zak Mercer – 2nd in the Boys 10/11 High Jump New PB (1.70cm),
Tom Nussbaum – 2nd in the Boys 10/11 Triple Jump New PB (10.75.cm),
Esther Bengele -2nd in the Girls 8/9 200m,
Tim Pearce-May -2nd in the Boys 10/11 Javelin,
Well done to everyone who took part and good luck at the Hereford and Worcestershire County Trials.
Report by Mr Carolan
Senior Rounders Match Report
On Wednesday 23rd May the Senior girls rounders team played a match against John Masefield High School. Bredon chose to bat first and put on a spectacular display of powerful hitting.
Synthia Bengele Ali, Bliss Lam, Megan Bates, Lucy Matthews and Esther Botalibo Bengele all scored several rounders each. The rest of the team also kept adding to the score sheet by making sure they scored at least half rounders. At the end of the innings they had scored 15 ½ rounders. Positive fielding kept the John Masefield team at bay causing them to only score 11 ½ rounders.
Taking the lead into the second half Bredon new that they needed to stay focused. The John Masefield team changed their fielding and stopped some of our ‘big hitters’ scoring full rounders. Despite this, Bredon still managed to score a further 12 ½ rounders. To win the game John Masefield needed 17 rounders, a mammoth task!
The final score was 28-25 to Bredon, an excellent and well deserved win. Player of the match was Bliss Lam for her excellent hitting. Well done to all who played.
Match report by Ms. Lea
U14 Rounders Match Report
On Thursday 24th May the U14 rounders team played a match against Bowbrook House School. The Bredon team opened the batting with a nervous and cautious innings. There were several half rounders scored, and one full rounder from Alice Stevens. Despite some good hits the fielding was accurate which made it difficult to score. The Bowbrook team batted with confidence and took advantage of several fielding errors. The score at the end of the first half was 11 ½ – 4 ½ to Bowbrook.
In the second innings the Bredon team had settled and stepped up to the challenge. They knew they were behind and had a lot to prove. A more aggressive and focused team effort was rewarded. Esther Botalibo Bengele and Alice Stevens scored some full rounders and the rest of the team put pressure on the opposition to make their efforts count too. When Bowbrook batted they knew that Bredon had set the target and would have to match their first innings performance to win.
Although Bredon won the second innings 8 ½- 6 rounders, the final score was 17 ½ -13 to Bowbrook.
Player of the match was Millie Hems for her consistent performance when fielding. Well done on a much improved team performance.
Match report by Ms. Lea
Bredon Kwik Cricket Festival.
On Friday 25th May, the whole of Year 6 experienced a fantastic day out at the Bredon inaugural Junior invitation Kwik Cricket Festival. Six teams from four schools competed throughout the day in a timed innings, playing two games before lunch and three games in the afternoon.
The officials for the day were the Sixth Form Sport Leader students who used the festival as part of their ‘organising a sports event’ and performed extremely well on the day received positive comments from visiting staff.
Bredon fielded two teams ‘The Cheetahs’ and ‘The Cougars’ and both teams made great progress as they battled right the way through the day, batting and bowling their way to success.
Despite a close contest, Eldersfield School won all of their matches to finish top of the table and walk away with a Diamond Jubilee memento for their efforts.
Certificates of participation to the following:
1. Lauren Hayward
2. Ruben Evans
3. Austin Giles
4. Angus Cochrane
5. James Lock
6. Ellie McCormick
7. Callum Brown
8. Sam Morton
Match report by Mr Carolan.