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Sporting fixtures update! Cricket, Cycling and Rounders

posted 25 Jun 2017, 23:55 by Phil Broughton
We have been quite busy over the last few weeks with fixtures and competitions taking place. Below is a quick update on all that has been going on!

Cricket team
Richmond Schools Junior Cricket League

RPA beat Christs School by 3 runs - Tuesday 6 June

The weather was distinctly average but the cricket far from it. RPA batted first and despite a slow start, some flashy hitting from Max C, Oliver D and Ed S in the last four overs meant they set a competitive total of 62 from their 12 overs. Christs looked set to make the total comfortably as they only required seven runs off the final 14 balls but some outstanding bowling at the death from Ed S and Matthew T held them at bay. Man of the Match: Edward

RPA beat Twickenham Academy by 13 runs - Tuesday 13 June

The weather decided to play its part as RPA and Twickenham Academy served up an absolute run-fest in the sun at Bushy Park. RPA batted first and bludgeoned their way to 107 runs off 12 overs, aided by a depleted Twickenham Academy fielding unit. Iwan C, Matthew T and Max C all retiring after reaching 25 without giving up their wicket. Twickenham Academy started like an absolute train with their openers smashing 47 runs off the first four overs of their response - game on. A couple of quick wickets exposed the lack of depth in the Twickenham batting unit and despite Twickenham Academy scoring 15 off the last over, RPA held on for a tight win. Man of the Match: Max

Cricket squad: Iwan C (captain), Matthew T, Max C, Edward S, Kyle MJ, Harry S, Oliver D, Archie D, Juan B, Julian B, Nik K, Julian B.

The boys have one more league fixture against Turing House with qualification for the final nearly secured after two wins from two.

Richmond Grass Cycling Championships
Richmond Grass Track Cycling Championships

Wednesday 14 June

Waldegrave School was the venue for the highly competitive Richmond schools grass track cycling championships. After a fun-filled training session at RPA, three boys and three girls were selected to represent the school against four other Richmond schools. On a scorching hot day, fitness levels were tested as all the riders completed two 40 metre sprints and at least four laps of a challenging circuit winding across Waldegrave's playing field. The team performed superbly to finish third in the overall team event but the undoubted star of the show was Ella B who performed an overtaking manoeuvre Lewis Hamilton would have been proud of to claim gold in the individual Girls' event.

Squad: Ella B, Esme OBT, Gwen C, Ludwig N, Cameron B, Godfred Q.

Richmond Schools Junior and Senior Rounders League

The Year 7 and 8 team have embraced the rounders season with lots of enthusiasm around the sport. The students improved over the season with some brilliant fielding skills being developed - in one game we got all of the other team out before all their balls had been bowled. Unfortunately, their hitting skills let them down slightly leading to no games being won over the four matches. The girls worked really hard and I look forward to taking them to the tournament to show off their improved skills.

The senior team comprised of mainly Year 9s but their skill and teamwork led for some really great games. They won against Orleans School and Teddington School but unfortunately lost to Christ's School. The student have shown real maturity playing against older students and have developed their tactical play. I look forward to seeing them do well in the tournament next week.

Coming up soon...

Year 8 Boys Richmond Football Final v Christs (Date TBC)

Borough Sports: Wednesday 28th June

Sports Day: Friday 7th July (Provisional)