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SPORTS UPDATE

Indoor Rowing

We held the British Heart Foundation Marathon Indoor Rowing Festival. In the half-marathon, Poppy Jones completed in 1 hour 41minutes and 1.8 seconds - a phenomenal achievement for a 13 year-old.

In the 20,000m team event, the Wrekin Wreks of Pip Maddocks, Mrs Kirsty Davies, Alex Phillips and Oliver Davies were fourth finishers. Tom Luton was part of Team Luton which finished second and Tom Gittins was part of Team Sally which finished first.

Hockey

Lorna Mackenzie travelled to the London 2012 Olympic pitches at Lee Valley to take part in the England Under 16 Girls’ Club Hockey finals with Stourport. 

Lorna was captain of the side, and scored the penalty to take home the bronze medal. The following weekend Lorna travelled to Utrecht with the England Under 16 Girls’ team to play in a three match series against Holland where she captained the team for the second game of the series.

Swimming

At the West Midlands swimming championships, Holly Townson was third in the 400m Frontcrawl and Ella Townson, seventh in the final of 200m Frontcrawl 

Cricket

A busy start to the cricket season saw three good wins against Ellesmere College at First, Second and Under 14 level. Setting 171-7 and an unbeaten 99 for Dillon Pennington. 

A young First XI were defeated on Sunday by Dean Close School. Congratulations to Dillon Pennington and Charlie Home who each picked up three wickets for Shropshire against Cheshire on Sunday.

Cricket tour

In the second week of the Easter holidays, the Senior cricket squad, led by Mr Mather and Mr Gary Davies, where back on the touring scene with a five day trip to La Manga, Spain. Aimed at being a Senior cricket pre-season trip for the prospective First XI, we travelled with only one Upper Sixth, Captain Charlie Home, a number of Lower sixth and fifth form, but also with boys from the third and fourth form.The spectrum of ages allowed a 'development' feel to the tour where the same cricket messages and mentality can be spread through the school and hopefully be seen in the busy start to the season. 

While guided around the resort by Gary Davies, a regular visitor to La Manga, the boys played some exciting cricket, led by the performances of Charlie Home, 102 no and 97 vs Emmanuel College, London and 82no vs North Wales Academy. Opportunities fell to all 13 boys to push for First XI places, some grasped, and as is sport, others not, like some of our catching! 

Wishing to impress while watched by the Cricket Ireland squad, also touring that week, the boys looked outstanding in their new Elior sponsored kit, playing some good cricket. Ryan Lloyd scored valuable runs at the top of the order and Tom Butler took his first Senior wicket in only his second over on tour. Playing a T20 format for most of the week, we hope this sets us in good stead for the HMC T20 competition where the regional round is being hosted at Wrekin College on May 7th.

Cross Country

On the final day last term, we held a very exciting cross country event. The boys winners were Bayley and the girls, Roslyn. The Lancaster Quarter winners were Boscobel.

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