Cricket, Tennis & Athletics - it must be Summer!
U12 v Thomas Deacon Academy: won by 6 wickets. TDA batted first and managed 69-3 from their 16 overs, the pick of the King’s bowlers was Aman Ghafoor who finished with figures of 1 wicket for 9 runs from his three overs and also Carys Attwell who finished with 1 wicket for 8 runs. In the field Freddie Finlan made a great run out with a pick up and throw at the stumps. In reply with the bat, King’s reached their target with the loss of only 4 wickets, with Aman Ghafoor again the pick of the batters making 13 before being run out.
U13 v Thomas Deacon Academy: won by 30 runs. King’s batted first making a solid 103 for 4 off their 16 overs, thanks to some tidy batting from Duncan Hoyland who helped himself to 37 runs. In reply, we managed to restrict our hosts to only 73 runs, falling 30 runs short of our target. There were wickets for Dahar Syed, Ibrahim Khan and Sujjid Akhtar, but the pick of the bowlers was again Duncan Hoyland who took 2 wickets for only 3 runs. Captain, Finley Lyons also chipped in with a great catch from behind the stumps.
U14 v Thomas Deacon Academy: lost by 45 runs.
U13 v Jack Hunt School: won by 4 wickets. Jack Hunt batted first and made only 59 runs from their 16 overs, losing 7 wickets. There were wickets for Roco Dhadra, Dastgir Abid and Dahar Syed, with Sujjid Akhtar picking up a brace for only 8 runs. Dastgir also took a run out. With the bat, it was again Duncan Hoyland who made all the runs hitting 29 before being run out with King’s making their target with 4 wickets and 4 overs to spare.
U13 v Hampton College: won by 8 wickets. Batting first, Hampton made only 59 runs from their 16 overs, losing 5 wickets. There were wickets for Sujid Akhtar and Dahar Syed, whilst the pick of the bowlers was Aman Ghafoor, who took 3 wickets for only 3 runs from his 3 overs! Oliver Muir also took a nice catch from behind the stumps. With the bat, King’s weren’t really tested thanks to some very generous bowling from our hosts and our leading batter on the night was Poppy Lyons who made 5 not out, with extras contributing 50 towards our target of 60!
Year 9 Doubles: Tournament winners
In the final of the Peterborough Schools Tennis competition for Year 9 Doubles, four of our pairs took on The Peterborough School in what turned out to be a closely fought match. King’s eventually emerged triumphant winning 10-6, thanks largely to our 3rd and 4th seed pairs who both won both of their matches. They were Alastair Clark and Ed Cox, and Louis Luckhoo-Anderson and Connor Finlan.
Year 8 Doubles: 3rd Place
Three pairs of tennis players took on the best of Peterborough at the Year 8 Doubles tournament. Our most successful pair was Carys Attwell and Freddie Finlan, who won three of their four matches. Unfortunately we narrowly missed out on top honours and had to settle for 3rd place this time.
Cambridgeshire AA Championships
Fifty-seven of our athletes took on the best of Cambridgeshire in the County Athletics Association Championships at the embankment, the biggest school team to enter the competition. We had a string of successful results throughout the day and the best of these performances included 24 medals for our pupils. For the U13 Girls, Alice Bennett finished 2nd in the 70m Hurdles with a time of 12.33s and went one better with a 1st place in the High Jump clearing 1m 30. Her sister, Charlotte, also managed a silver medal in the U15 Girls' High Jump, clearing 1m35. In the U17 Girls’ event, Katie Wright won the 300m Hurdles with a time of 51.83s, and Catherine Hardiman finished with a bronze medal in the Javelin with a distance of 21.25m. in the U20 Girls' competition, Lucie McCrone finished third in the 1500m with a time of 6m 6.72s, Rosie Fresen came second in the Triple Jump with a leap of 9.58m and Chloe Elkington finished third in the Discus with a throw of 13.18m.
In the Boys' U13 event, Daneeko Shepherd finished 2nd in the 100m with a time of 13.59s and Bert Papworth jumped 1.25m in the High Jump to also take a silver medal. In the U15 Boys', Toby Charlton took bronze in the 300m with a time of 41.24s, but the star performance of the day was in the field by George Harrison, who narrowly missed out on a hat-trick of golds, winning the Hammer with a throw of 38.12m, the Discus with a throw of 31.17m and a silver in the Javelin with a throw of 34.76m. In the U17 Boys' Tomi Ogunyoye took two silvers and a bronze, in the 100m with a time of 12.01s, the 200m with a time of 24.56s and the High Jump with a height of 1.80m. Jasper Kidd took gold in the Long Jump by leaping to 5m. In the U20 Boys' Mapesho Mukutuma won the 400m with a time of 55.55s, Ola Karim took third in the 100m with a time of 12.02s and Andres Ponte-Perez took third in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.50m. Ola and Andres were then joined on the podium by Ben Fitzjohn as King’s took a 1, 2, 3 in the Triple Jump with leaps of 10.90m, 10.35m and 9.34m respectively. Well done to all those athletes who took part.
Schools’ Track and Field Cup, King’s Lynn
Four teams from King's travelled to King's Lynn in the first round of the national Track and Field Cup, taking on teams from Cambridge and Norfolk. Our Junior girls finished 3rd overall, with the best individual performances from Saffron Tasker in the 200m, Alice Bennet in the Hurdles and Millie Pinguenet in the 800m. The Junior boys finished 4th overall in their age group with excellent individual performances from Nathaenal Bailey in the 100m and Louie Brooks and Royce Raj, both in the 200m. The Inter boys finished 3rd with noticeable performances from Enoch Opayinka in the 100m, Toby Charlton in the 300m, Jasper Kidd in the Hurdles and George Harrison in the Hammer. Our best team on the day were the Inter girls who finished 2nd in the age group with top performances from Jose Downer and Emily Harrison in the 100m, Anna Rutterford in the Javelin and Katie Tasker in the 1500m. Again well done to all, as it’s a team event and every point counts!