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By Laura Taylor, Jul 18 2018 09:55AM

Three boys from Bedfordshire’s Vandyke Upper School have won the English Schools’ Team Golf Championship at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.

Edward Stephenson, Andres Valentine and Brandon Waddington claimed the national title with their team score of 76 stableford points – three better than their closest challengers.

Runners-up were Kent’s Gravesend Grammar School represented by Jack Dalley and Oliver Lewis-Perkins of Mid-Kent Golf Club, with Lucas Dennison, of Rochester & Cobham Park Golf Club.

Full reports and pictures will be available in the next edition of School Sport Magazine.

By Laura Taylor, Jul 10 2018 09:03AM

Tonbridge School beat Bedford School by eight wickets yesterday to win the ESCA National Schools U15 One Day Cricket Cup.

QEGS Wakefield take on Whitgift today in the final of the ESCA David English Bunbury U13 Cup final.

Full reports and pictures will be available in the next edition of School Sport Magazine.

By Laura Taylor, Jul 9 2018 09:35AM

An exciting finals day in the fifth School Sport Magazine National Schools U15 Girls T20 Cricket Cup has thrown up an intriguing line-up.

Two time-champions Brighton College – winners in 2014 and 2015 – will kick off proceedings at Felsted School in Essex on Monday September 3 at 11am against 2017 losing semi-finalists Millfield School.

The other last four contest will see Shrewsbury School - unlikely losers in the semi-final last year to the subsequently disqualified Abbotsholme School – will tackle Cambridgeshire debutants Leys School at 1.30pm. The final will take place at 4pm.

By Laura Taylor, Jul 5 2018 02:24PM

Seven finals will be decided tomorrow when the Champion Schools Rugby League competition reaches an exciting climax.

The flagship schools tournament will showcase a host of talented 11-15 year olds on Friday across an enthralling afternoon at Victoria Park, Warrington.

Corpus Christi v Wade Deacon gets the action underway from 12.30pm in the U12 girls’ final, with the U15 boys national final between Brooksbank and Wade Deacon bringing the curtain down at 7pm.

In between, the U13 girls’ final sees West Lakes v Castleford Academy (1.30pm) followed by the U13 boys’ final between Corpus Christi and Castleford Academy (2.30pm), the U14 Girls’ event between St Peter's (Manchester) and St John Fisher (Dewsbury) (3.40pm), the U14 boys’ final between Brooksbank and St Peter's (Orrell) (4.40pm) and the U15 girls’ final between

Castleford Academy and Astley HS (5.50pm).

Full reports and pictures will be available in the next edition of School Sport Magazine

By Laura Taylor, Jun 25 2018 08:59AM

Brighton College left it late to become the first side to reach the semi finals of the School Sport Magazine National Schools U15 Girls T20 Cricket Cup.

The Sussex side restricted Kent champions St Lawrence College to 107-6 in their 20 overs – but only reached their target with one wicket and one ball remaining.

The two-time champions in 2014 and 2015 will now play in the finals day at Felsted School in Essex on Monday September 3.

And joining them will be the winners of hosts Felsted and the Leys School after the Leys completed the quarter final line-up with a convincing ten wicket victory over Norwich School.

The Cambridgeshire side chased down Norwich’s total of 85-6 in just twelve overs and without losing a wicket.

By Laura Taylor, Jun 20 2018 07:51AM

Reigning champions Felsted School scraped into the last eight of the School Sport Magazine National Schools U15 Girls T20 Cricket Cup in dramatic fashion yesterday.

The Essex side faced an uphill battle against Berkhamsted School after their Hertfordshire opponents set a tough target of 143-3 in 20 overs.

But Felsted edged home with just three balls and one wicket to spare to set up a quarter final clash with the winners of the Leys School and Norwich School, who are playing tomorrow.

By Laura Taylor, Jun 18 2018 02:51PM

Oxfordshire state school Wheatley Park have continued their impressive run in the David English National Schools U13 Bunbury Cricket Cup by reaching the semi-finals.

Wheatley Park surged into the last four with a four wicket victory over Shropshire’s Packwood Haugh School after bowling their opponents out for 169.

They will next play Wakefield’s Queen Elizabeth Grammar School who saw off Sedbergh School by nine wickets after dismissing their Cumbrian rivals for just 66 with three wickets each for Dissanayaka and Field.

The other semi final will see multiple winners Whitgift take on Southampton’s King Edward VI School after the Hampshire side edged Millfield by just seven runs in a low-scoring encounter.

Whitgift saw off Norfolk’s Taverham Hall School by 43 runs after posting 130-8 and reducing their opponents to 87 all out.

In the ESCA National Schools U15 One Day Cup, Bedford will play Repton in the last four after Bedford defeated Bromsgrove School by 25 runs and Repton saw off Newcastle School for Boys by six wickets.

Marlborough College will take on Tonbridge School in the other semi final after Marlborough beat Canford School by 108 runs and Tonbridge overcame Eton College by 69 runs.

By Laura Taylor, Jun 15 2018 03:52PM

Batter Lucia Kendall is proving one of the stars of this season’s School Sport Magazine National Schools U15 Girls T20 Cricket Cup.

The young St Swithun’s School cricketer blasted an incredible 192 runs – the highest score in the five-year history of the tournament – as her Winchester team surged into the last eight today.

Her superb knock helped her side reach a mammoth 236 in just 20 overs – another record for the competition – as St Swithun’s ended Parkstone Grammar School’s run, restricting them to 138-7 in reply.

For Lucia, it was her second century of the tournament following a memorable ton in the group stages against Sherborne Girls School.

Next up for St Swithun’s are Millfield, who themselves produced one of the most emphatic victories in the last 16 with a 154 win against Oxford High School.

Batting first, Harriet Dimdore-Miles hit 51 from 30 balls, India Owen smashed 54 from 34 balls and Jess Hazel scored 35 from 24 balls as the Somerset side totalled 214-2 in their 20 overs.

Ella Middleton then took 2-25 and Charlotte Taylor snared 2-11 as Oxford were bowled by for 60 in reply.

Joining them in the last eight will be Shrewsbury School who overcame Leicester Grammar by 69 runs.

Harriet Shuker (37) and Adelaide Sillar (34) helped the Shropshire team reach 136-8 before two wickets each from Alice Hughes and Lisette Barden reduced Leicester to 67-8.

Felsted will tackle Bekhamsted next Tuesday and the Leys School will play Norwich School in the two remaining last 16 ties.

Quarter final games will be played before the end of term with finals day taking place at Felsted School on Monday September 3.

By Laura Taylor, Jun 15 2018 07:46AM

Millfield School have appointed Scott Drawer as their new director of sport, bringing with him 20 years experience of high performance sport in a variety of roles and organisations.

Scott was head of the Team Sky Performance Hub, where he brought together some of the elite thinkers in sport to look at new breakthroughs and explore human potential through sport and other creative domains.

Prior to this, he spent two years leading a team of technical staff across the player development pathway for England Rugby.

By Laura Taylor, Jun 13 2018 01:38PM

Sporting youngsters from across Hampshire will come together on June 21 and 22 for the county’s School Games – one of dozens taking place around the country.

This year’s Hampshire School Games will be bigger than before with children from years 3 to 10 to representing their schools in a variety of sports.

More than 3,000 young people have qualified via their local competitions to compete in the games in sports including basketball, swimming, athletics, new age kurling, tennis, multi skills, aquathlon and handball.

Local primary schools and secondary school students will compete on separate days with the Hampshire School Games forming part of the national School Games.

Steph Twell, a British middle and long-distance runner and former Olympian will attend on both days at Aldershot Military Facilities.

Sharon Robertson, strategic lead for children and young people at sports charity Energise Me, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to offer more young people the opportunity to compete at this year’s Hampshire School Games and it’s fantastic to see so many young people across the county being physically active.”