11 Jun 2019
Uppingham Sport Summer Term Week Seven

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Unfortunately, the weather got the better of us on Saturday, meaning that we had to cancel all our cricket fixtures and our block tennis fixture against Oundle School. The Leicestershire County Athletics Championships went ahead at Saffron Lane with some superb individual performances. Our tennis U14s also managed to play in The Perse School tournament.


On Tuesday our U15 girls lost 2-4 in their County Cup Group match against Oakham School and on Wednesday our U15 boys beat Robert Smyth Academy in their County Cup. On Saturday our U14 boys and girls travelled to The Perse School to compete in a schools’ tournament. Our boys’ team (Alex Liu, Tean Moore, William Cardozo and Gabriel Rudman) finished second overall after their matches against Oundle, The Perse and Haileybury, and our girls’ team (Katie Smith, Caitlin Mackenzie, Phoebe Wilkinson and Emmi Malai) finished third.


In the U15 County Cup Semi Final, our boys defeated Loughborough Grammar School by 24 runs, with Archie Case scoring 66 not out and Freddie Read making 35 before William Marriage took some crucial wickets to secure victory. In the final, we came up against an excellent Oakham team who posted an impressive 152-5 in their 20 overs before bowling us out for 109.


Our athletes continued their excellent season with some outstanding performances at the Leicestershire County Championships. The following pupils are now County Champions:

Lauren Shaw - Discus Nazar Efendiev - 400m Hurdles

Rosie Winter - Shot Put Eriike Siwoku - Long Jump

Monty Errington - Shot Put Amelie Goetz - 3000m

Bertie Tweed - 3000m Ethan Hodgson - 110m Hurdles

We also had several pupils finishing in the medal positions:

Nazar Efendiev - 2nd, 400m Kelly Smit - 2nd, 200m

Alice Winter - 2nd, 75m Hurdles Christian Brassey - 3rd, 100m

George Rycroft - 2nd, Shot Put Joshua Toomes-Hall - 2nd, 200m

Annabelle Bramall - 2nd, 300m Jasmine Curran - 4th, High Jump

On Friday afternoon I was helping Lauren Shaw with her discus technique in the pouring rain at school, before sending her off to do some last minute plyometrics in our Fitness Suite. 20 minutes later Lauren knocked on my door to ask if she could do some more technique work in the Sports Hall. I have no doubt that Lauren’s motivation to do some extra training enabled her to become County Champion on Saturday; top performers are always keen to go the extra yard!

All our results and fixtures can be found on our sports website and regular updates on my Twitter page

Best wishes

Chris Dossett