Sports Report

Cricket

A busy week for the Fourth form, hosting both the county Under 15s and Charlton School.
Even though Wrekin College lost the county game, there were some commendable performances with bat and ball from Tom Butler and Max Swan. Against Charlton School, Wrekin scored a solid 116 off their 16 overs with Arjan Uppal, Tom Dustow and James Wilkie all scoring 25. In reply, Charlton were bowled out for 40 with James Bent claiming three for six.
This week the First XI played a Staffordshire Gents XI, restricting them to 194-2, the pick of the bowlers being Harry Bolland with 1 for 23. In reply, Wrekin struggled to keep up with the necessary run rate, despite a quick-fire 50 from Richard Thomas, well supported by Steve McCartney, eventually being bowled out for 163.  

On 27 June the First XI hosted the MCC on the First team square.

Athletics

A very successful time, the Third and Fourth Form girls’ team produced an excellent performance gaining a third in The Shropshire Schools’ Cup Final in a very close and high standard competition.

Success for Wrekin continued on Saturday with the Lancasters winning 13 Medals at the year 7 and 8 County Championships held in Shrewsbury. Outstanding performances came from Adam Lloyd, who won the Javelin and set a new college record and Reuben Crombie who won the 1000 metres also setting a new college record. The year 7 Boys Relay team set a new college record in winning the 4 x 100m relay and Molly Shepherd set a new college record, winning the Bronze medal in the 1000 metres. As a result of these championships the following pupils have been selected to represent Shropshire against Staffordshire in an Inter County match - Adam Lloyd, Reuben Crombie, Myfanwy Jones, Milla Furnival, Tom Farrant and Hebe Dixon.

British Hunter Field Championships

A few weeks ago we brought news that both James and Jonathan Bent had taken part in the first round of the British Hunter Field Championships - Jonathan won the first round in South Wales.
On 26 June the boys travelled to East Sussex for the third round where Jonathan won his age group and James came third over all. Currently Jonathan is leading the championship for his age group and James is fourth.
The boys have to compete in six out of nine rounds - the next rounds are Essex followed by Cambridge.