- Senior School
- Sixth Form
Thursday 23 May 2019
The U15 cricket squad played their first match of the season in the Schools League against Bexhill Academy. This was the girls’ first experience of the full cricket game, away from the U13 pairs set up, and they battled hard throughout. In bat, the girls played some nice shots but the communication and decision-making prevented the girls from harnessing this further. In the field there were some good catches and team work; however inconsistent bowling gave the opposition too many additional points. A steep learning curve introducing them to the full game and some lessons to take into their next league match.
The U12s have played against St Andrews and Gildredge House in the league this term. The team have gone from strength to strength each match, with bowling becoming more consistent and batting getting more tactical. Captain Tamanna and vice Hanna led by example each match and displayed some fine consistent bowling, along with Amelie, Zoe and lead bowler Olivia M. In bat, Zoe and Freya have started to direct their shots with some lovely placement in this week’s match against Gildredge House.
The U11s have also played two games, against St Andrews and Gildredge House. St Andrews was the team’s first ever fixture; a very close game, losing by just 6 runs. Scarlett, Téa and Abi gave a consistently high bowling performance and in bat Ellie and Ffion worked well as a pair to exploit the gaps in the field. In their second match against Gildredge House, the girls stepped up their game in field with some outstanding bowling from across the team. Lead bowlers Téa and Abi showed great technique and consistently hit the target. Nancy, in her debut performance, took a wicket, as well as Eve, Ffion and Téa. In bat, Ellie and Ffion again came top scoring pair, with some powerful drives and several 4s.
The girls achieved a well-earned win, of 107 to 82.
The U9s played St Andrews in their first ever match and narrowly missed out on securing a win by 4 runs. The match was a great battle and the girls showed great commitment throughout. Isabelle D was the lead bowler, followed by Beau C and Daisy R. In bat the girls communicated well in their pairs and made some good decisions, with Bea, Harriet, Becky and Carolina all topping the scoring runs.
The U12 Rounders team displayed some fantastic batting in this week’s fixture against Battle Abbey School. The girls started off with a bang, leading the first half of the innings by double the rounders. In the second half of their first innings, Battle found their feet and drew neck and neck. RMH edged in front by half a rounder at the end of the first innings and so all was to play for. Both teams batted well again but fielded equally well and so both scored very little. We were extremely unlucky not to build on the first innings success and lost by half a rounder in the end. A special well done to Alice for her consistent bowling when it mattered under pressure. A really great team effort with some lovely support and encouragement for each other throughout.
Rosie, Izzy, Indie and Ellie represented the school in Guildford as part of the ESSA swim relays.
With 16 schools in their event, they qualified for the final in 7th place.
They improved on their time (from the qualifying round before Easter) by over two seconds.
In the final they swam outstandingly both individually and as a team (mainly against some much larger boys!), taking another second off their time.
They came in 5th place, just missing out on a medal and place at the national finals.
This is an exceptional achievement for the team and they did both themselves and the school proud.
Huge thanks to David and Chloe Pollard and Sara Tigwell for their hard work training the girls, and also for giving up their Saturday afternoon and evening to take the girls to the event.
U11 TENNIS TOURAMENT
Our Year 4, 5 and 6 tennis players attended the U11′s Sussex Cup for Tennis last Friday. The girls performed valiantly as a team, with both the A team and B team making their way through to the semi-final. The B team were beaten by a well-rounded Brighton College while the A’s match went to the wire in a gruelling doubles decider. Bede’s ended up taking the match 4-3 on games. All the girls who entered the tournament can be proud of their performance throughout the morning.
ESSA Track & Field Athletics Cup
Last Friday 28 girls from across Year 7 to 10 represented RMH in the annual ESSA Track & Field Cup at the K2 Stadium in Crawley. For all but three of the girls this was their first ever athletics competition and the girls performed to their best ability, with the practice hours from the Sports Park paying off.
In the Inter age group Sian Clarke came close to a Bronze Award with 14.6 seconds for the 100m, as did Katinka H and Darcey R in the 300m with 52.4 seconds and 51.7 seconds respectively, Rosie N for Long Jump with 3.76m and Trinity T in the Shot with 7.34m. In the Junior age group Sophie C just missed out on a Bronze award with 54.6 and Zoe by 2 seconds in the 800m with 3.06 seconds.
There were two highlights of the day; firstly a huge congratulations to both Junior 1500m runners, Beth B and Darcey P, who achieved a Bronze Award, with 5.51 seconds and 5.50 seconds respectively, in their first every track race and 1500m.
Secondly the Inter girls 4x100m relay team, Eleanor F-M, Sian C, Emma W and Amelia F-M absolutely flew round the track and out of the six schools came in 2nd place, missing out on first by the narrowest of margins.
Miss Lambert, Miss Brighton and myself were extremely impressed with the girls, who all showed a great a positive and determined attitude throughout the day.