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Summer Sports Bulletin

GIRLS – Lacrosse

REIGNING REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

Prestfelde girls defended their title as regional champions at the 2017 West Midlands POP Lacrosse tournament, earning a place in the national finals.

There were 11 teams competing at this year’s tournament, hosted by Malvern St James girls’ school on Thursday, May 25.

Prestfelde arrived as reigning champions and were keen to take the trophy home with them again. They eased through their group games against Inglefield House, Stanley Road, Moreton Hall and MSJ in the morning, making them top of the group and earning a spot straight to the Quarter Finals.

Helen Murray, South West regional officer for English Lacrosse, said organisers were impressed with the Prestfelde girls’ individual and team skills as they worked their way towards the final.

She added: “The final against a feisty and competitive Stanley Road team saw some really great lacrosse and precision shooting from the girls. Prestfelde emerged with a 7-2 victory, earning them the trophy for yet another year.

“I look forward to seeing the girls at the National Finals in Sheffield at the end of June!”

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GIRLS – Rounders

U10 Champions – Shrewsbury High School

Congratulations to our U10 girls who came home with three convincing wins, as champions of the Shrewsbury High School Rounders Tournament. You were all awesome!

Scores included: Shrewsbury High Prep (10.5-5.5), Whitehouse (8.5-7.5) and Adcote School (9.5-10).

Congratulations also to the U11A team, who entered the U12 competition, also at Shrewsbury High School, and came second overall. They won against Adcote, Wrekin and Priory, but lost to Shrewsbury High School U12s.

BOYS – Cricket

NATIONAL QUARTER FINALISTS!

Prestfelde’s 1st XI beat St Olave’s School (York) to reach the National Prep Schools Quarter Finals.

A blistering start (58 runs in 8.3 overs) by Dom Zaza (37) and William Lewin (17) gave the team a tremendous platform on Friday, June 9. Unfortunately, a few wickets were lost in the middle order before Harry Slater (22) and Jack Home (50 not out) finished the innings strongly with a 56 run partnership to set our guests 147 to win.

Tight bowling and fielding towards the end built up the pressure as we bowled them all out for 137 runs to win the game and reach the last eight in the Country.

A super effort and we now look forward to the Quarter finals, playing Bedford School, on Monday, June 19.

Rob Newey, Prestfelde’s Head of Games, said: “This really has been a great term of cricket for the boys and a fantastic year of sport for the U 13s in particular.

“Earlier in the term, the U11s won both the Moor Park and Malvern tournaments and they have the Regional U11 Midlands Finals on June 27 at Shrewsbury School. The U12s won the Repton Donald Carr Tournament and now the 1st XI are in the last eight in the country.”

U11s Cricket Tournament – Malvern Eight/8

Our U11s enjoyed a successful day at Malvern on Sunday, June 14, winning the Malvern Eight/8 tournament hands down. They managed six straight wins against: Moor Park, Winterfold House, St Hugh’s, Pinewood, The Downs and Abberley Hall.

A superb team effort, especially in the semi-final and final where the boys were outstanding and showed that they were, very convincingly, the strongest side there.

Jack Home was recognised for his outstanding batting by being named ‘the best batsman’ of the tournament. Will Jenkins ran Jack close, also batting beautifully throughout the day.

This is a second time in four years we have won this significant tournament.

TENNIS

Moreton Hall Tennis Tournament

Congratulations to William Lewin and Matthew Harris on winning the U13 boys competition. They won all their matches and played Birchfield in the final winning 6-2.

Zoe Tse and Iris Downes made the semi-finals in the U13 girls with Will Daly, Gabe Downes, Isla McDonald-O’Brian and Eloise Jones enjoying some very close matches in the girls’ and boys’ U11 competitions. Excellent achievement all round!

TENNIS ACES

Prestfelde U11 girls brought home a win from the 27th Annual Prep Schools’ Tennis Tournament, held at Repton College last month.

Not only did Eloise Jones and Isla McDonald-O’Brian claim the cup in their age group, they also picked up the ‘most promising pair’ award. This earned them the prize of two tickets to the Aegon Classic WTA International Series event at the Edgbaston Priory Club, in Birmingham, where they may see the likes of British No1 Johanna Konta and 21-year-old Madison Keys showing their form.

A total of 87 pairs from 17 different Prep Schools played 215 matches. Luck was on our side, as following a washout week of weather, the sun was finally shining to enable an enjoyable day of tennis. Well done girls and enjoy watching some top class tennis. It might be you one day!