In sport this week, Wrekin held their first competitive tennis fixture for a number of years against Lucton School. Wrekin won 7-1, with Third to Sixth Form players all playing their part, including great singles play.
The Under 15 A & B teams played Charlton School. The A team lost two close games and the B team won one and lost one.
The Fourth and Fifth Form boys and girls combined age groups to compete in the Telford & Wrekin Schools competition. The boys were sixth in the section but the girls were overall winners with many first place results.
On Saturday, over 40 pupils represented the school at Oakengates in the Shropshire Championships. There were some outstanding individual performances and great Relay racing with both the boys and girls winning and the girls once again broke the school, and County record, in a time of 51.5secs. Reuben Crombie broke his own school record in the 1500m and Hollie Williamson also broke school records in the high jump and hurdles, the latter which has stood since 1995!
Hollie Williamson - High Jump, Long Jump and Hurdles
On May 13th, The Lancaster Second Form entered two teams in the Wrekin Aquathlon. It was a very exciting event and the Wrekin A team finished in first place, ahead of a very strong team and the B team finishing a creditable third place.
A week encompassing nine games against four opponents. May the good weather continue.
The Under 14s beat Adams’ Grammar School and King Henry VIII School this week. Runs from Patrick Ward-Clayton, and Luke Thornton set Adams’ a target of 144. Adam Lloyd with figures of 2 for 7 bowling with good pace meant Adams struggled to 83.
King Henry's were reduced to just 61 in bowler friendly conditions. Akhil picking up season best figures of 4 for 13, supported early wickets from Luke Thornton (3-7). Patrick Ward-Clayton once more setting the tone of the chase with 28 not out.
The Under 15s where thankful of the 34 runs from Ben Podmore against Adams’ but struggled to chase down a good total.
The 13s failed to defend 107, with runs from Luke Kelsey and Oli Stott. They conceded too many extras, even with Ed Bushnell keeping well behind the stumps, collecting 4 stumpings!
The game of the week goes to the Under 12s away at King's. Chasing 148, Wrekin started well with a destructive 44 from Toby Davies and a good 30 not out from Ethan Allen, finishing just 21 short.
The Firsts restricted King’s to 197 after a difficult first hour in the field courtesy of Senior best Figures for Oli Davies of 4-27. Chasing, a much waited for captains knock of 74 from Charlie Home put the 1s within touching distance. Partnered by Greg Wassell, Wrekin matched the run rate before losing cheap wickets. A late cameo of 35 not out from James Wilkie was not enough to get Wrekin past the line, losing by 17 runs.
County Hockey presentation evening
Hebe Dixon attended the Shropshire County Hockey presentation evening on 11th May where she collected trophies for her club's Under 14 girls team who are the Shropshire Central Venue League champions this year - indoor and outdoor. Well done everyone!