15 Dec 2020
Short Half - Sports Report 7

Short Half - Sports Report 7

As the term draws to an end there are a few more house competitions which have reached their culmination. Last week saw the business end of the Inter-House Fives tournaments. Congratulations to the Toye’s pairing of Ted Miers & Anthony Cloke-Brown who took first place in the JP tournament. Amongst the remaining year groups, it was the Freddie’s combined team of Shiloh Wu & Chris Lee (plus Henry Ackerman when Chris went home) who took the senior title.

JP Men Competition:

1st Place: Toye’s (Ted Miers &Anthony Cloke-Brown)

2nd Place: College 1 (Ton Ton Namchittai & Oscar Oldenhove)

3rd Place: Chawker’s (Jack Le-Men & Maxwell Yu)

MP to VI: 1 Competition:

1st Place: Freddie’s (Shiloh Wu & Chris Lee/Henry Akerman)

2nd Place: Toye’s: (Marcus Cloke-Brown & Will Kimberley)

3rd Place: Trant’s: (Edri Kaleshi & Kaito Bremner)

House Football

Last Friday saw the placings finals for Ellis Pot and Hopper’s reinforced their strong performances across the term with a 5-1 victory over Furley’s to take the silverware. Skipper Tom Howman was pleased to report he had been reliably informed that this victory gave Mr Good the Grand Slam of all the football Pots in his tenure as Housemaster.

The Foster Pot finals saw a close affair in the championship match with Toye’s defeating Phil’s 3-2. This was a reversal of the result in the junior 8 a side tournament back at the September exeat highlighting how fiercely competitive these two houses will be as they move up the age groups.

Football Club Competition

Tomorrow sees the final play-off games in the Nation’s League senior football tournament. The ‘A’ League winners, Portugal, dispatched the ‘B’ League winners England in their semi-final, although the score line was rather harsh on England. France defeated Spain in the other semi-final to meet Portugal in the final. Spain and England play off in the 3rd v 4th match.

Cross Country

The national lockdown unfortunately impacted upon our ability to run the traditional Steeplechases during November. A modified relay race will take place for the three different age groupings this week, starting with JunJun tomorrow, followed by Jun and Sen on Thursday afternoon.

A number of boys and staff had their taste of the New Field course with the charity 5k Santa run on Sunday. Fourth year Frankie Shropshire galloped through the mud in first place to take pride of place amongst the Santa suit strollers and a significant amount of money was raised for the Naomi House charity.

Pupils (and staff) can enter and this might be a useful way to make contact with the OWTC for those keen to continue running competitively beyond the gates of Winchester.

Enjoy the forthcoming break and let’s hope we have more inter-school competitive matches to report on next term.

Sporting quote for the week:

“You can't always be the strongest or most talented or most gifted person in the room, but you can be the most competitive” (Pat Summit, University of Tennessee Basketball Coach)

M.S. Burley

Director of Sport

Winchester College

7th December 2020