Tennis, Cricket and Swimming this week
Road to Wimbledon
Lots of tennis players from Years 7, 8 & 9 competed in King’s Road to Wimbledon tournament before half term, with the winners going on to compete for a chance to play at Wimbledon.
The Girls’ competition was won in style by Evelyn Johnson with Carys Attwell the runner up.
The Boys’ competition was fiercely contested by two large groups, so many that we didn’t have time to finish all of the matches, which will resume this week with the playoff between the group winners and runners up. The playoffs are between Harry Pinguenet v Andres Mouzoures, and Tony Dew v Robert Aylmore.
U13 Cricket v Thomas Deacon Academy
The U13s started their cricket season with a difficult game in the National Cup competition against local rivals Thomas Deacon Academy. Batting first, TDA made a very good 78-7, with Dastgir Abid taking 3-16 and Yousef 2-2. With the bat, King’s started poorly and didn’t improve, a complete collapse and only managing 18 runs all out!
U13 Super Sixes Cricket
In the triangular tournament King’s played a series of 5-over matches.
First up was a tough Arthur Mellows Village College team. AMVC batted first and made an astonishing 65-2, with Aman Ghafoor taking both of our wickets for only 3 runs. King’s made a valiant 39-4 in reply with James Garfield top scoring with 19.
Against Thomas Deacon Academy, who thrashed us earlier in the week, King’s put on a much better performance. Batting first, King’s made 24, with James Garfield again top scoring. TDA knocked these runs off with only 3 wickets lost, but with only 6 balls to spare.
The final game was effectively a wooden spoon match against St John Fisher School. King’s batted first and made 31, thanks to some rather generous bowling. With the ball we managed to restrict the opposition to just 11 runs, all out, with Abu-Bakr Nazim taking two wickets in three balls, without conceding a single run.
Primary Swimming Gala
Sixteen pupils from the Junior Department represented the School at the annual Peterborough Primary Schools Gala, with expectations high having finished well over the last couple of years. The squad had been training hard, with extra sessions during the week to make sure that they were fully prepared. The team included a mixture of experienced club swimmers together with pupils who have never swum in a competitive race before. The pupils all did fantastically well, particularly both relay teams who smashed the opposition in their races. The final result was an overwhelming victory for King’s, winning by 30 points. This is a fantastic achievement, particularly when you consider the size of the other schools in the competition, some of whom have six times the number of pupils to pick from.
Mini Tennis Tournament
Two teams of tennis players competed in the Peterborough Mini Tennis tournament, with expectations again high after winning last year. Both of our teams played brilliantly, particularly Lorcan Mantell who won all of his games. Unfortunately though, both teams fell just short of qualification for the knock outs, finishing third in their groups.