08 May 2023
Sports Report – Cloister Time 2023, Week 3

Sports Report – Cloister Time 2023, Week 3

Tuesday 2nd May 2023: Cricket v Hampshire Cricket College (h)

We lost the toss and were inserted into bat playing with good intensity and attitude throughout the innings, backed up with good running between the wickets. Charlie Whitfield was the stand out innings, scoring a wonderful 152* from 128 balls with 23 fours. There was an array of both legside and offside shots, coupled with excellent pace of shots too. He was backed up by all the batters, with Zain scoring a polished 40 and Henry 18; Ethan, Dom, George and Will Matthews all supported too, which enabled us to post a commanding 277-5 from our 40 Overs.

The game was effectively won in the first 8 overs of Hants College innings, with Alex "steaming" in and Callum (a little more sedately!) bowling us to a situation when Hants College were 9 for 7!! Alex had remarkable figures of 4 overs, 3 maidens, five for 3 runs, Callum with the other 2 wickets.

The Hants College did put up some resistance with their number 8 and 9 playing some good shots, but it was left to Will W and Ethan to take the remaining wickets and Hants were all out for 66, a win by 211 runs. (PNG)

Thursday 4th May 2023

Athletics: Nitro Meet at Marlborough College (a)

The Nitro meet is meant to be a rapid fire competition with some uncommon track races for the athletes to compete in. For the majority of the afternoon the team threw themselves into these events with huge enthusiasm but unfortunately, the competition fell way behind schedule and the last few races were cancelled, much to the disappointment of the WinColl team. Despite this, there were some excellent performances. Congratulations to Issa Duggan and Ivor Martin for winning the Inter and Junior Boys elimination miles respectively and Edward Fangzhou for 1st place in the Junior Boys’ long jump. There were second place finishes for Jeffrey Chan in the Inter boys long jump, Ferran Maithya-Garcia in the Junior boys 50m and the senior boys team in the 4 minute maximum distance relay. (MSB)

Cricket v I Zingari (h)

Following the toss, Lords bowled first and Hockey quickly removed the opener with a lovely delivery. A 73 run stand then ensued until OW Hanson was bowled by Baker and the other opener was dismissed by Morgan via a well taken chance by Baker at 2nd slip. Morgan continued an attacking spell either side of Lunch of 9 overs, 6 maidens, 5 wickets for 5 runs, clean bowling the middle order. Claisse returned to pick up the last couple of wickets whilst Baker added his 2nd OW scalp in skipper McArthur.

Chasing 107 to win, Nicholls and Lam started positively before Lam was caught driving for a dozen. Kennedy joined Nicholls and the pair continued to take the side to victory after Tea, running well between the wickets and playing positively. Nicholls (43*) struck the ball well off the back foot and Kennedy (40*) manipulated the ball well into the gaps as they put on an unbeaten 78 to win the game soon after Tea. Won by 9 wickets. 109 for 1 against 106 ao. (PNG)

Yearlings A v Salesian College (h), Quarter Final of County Cup

After a commanding victory over PGS, the Yearlings As were ready for their next match vs Salesian College in the quarter finals of the County Cup. Unfortunately, we lost the toss and were put into field first. Ayush Shah (E) and Amar Fernando (I) opened the bowling. The pair kept tight lines and lengths and Amar Fernando picked up a wicket towards the end of his opening spell. Isaac Leung (K) and Tom Howard (E) were first change bowlers. Isaac was hit for a few runs but came back strongly by picking up the wicket of their opening batsman and captain. James Zawoda-Martin (I) was the standout bowler however, finishing with 3-18 off 5 overs. Hector Mclvor (B) also chipped in with a couple of wickets. The opening pair returned towards the death and Ayush picked up a wicket leaving Salesian College at 94-9 after their 25 overs.

Tom Howard and Ayush Shah opened the batting and Tom started very well by hitting 7 runs off the first over including a boundary. The two were starting to build a good partnership with good rotation of strike and punishing the bad balls. Winchester found themselves at 52-0 after 9 overs looking in a very comfortable position to win the match. They never let the run rate drop and made up for too many dot balls with regular boundaries. Winchester reached the target with a sweep over midwicket for four which also brought up a half century for Ayush off 48 balls. Winchester finished the game winning by 10 wickets, with Tom scoring 34 off of 51 not out.

A convincing win for the Yearlings A’s which put them through to the next round of the County Cup. Won by 10 wickets. 95 for 0 against 94 for 9. (THW & BMG)

Golf v Eton (n) Won 2-1

Individual results below

T Sood & I Haines - LOST 4&3

S Wells & A Hampel - WON 2UP

S Andreasen & J Redfern - WON 3&2

Tennis v Canford School

So the soap opera is told and unfolds
I suppose it's old partner but the beat goes on
Da da dum, da dum da da

The First VI are fast closing in on four years unbeaten and were ruthless in putting away Canford 8-1. Van Every and Lee looked much sharper than last week's outing, closing the net without mercy; Brunner and Cao did the business as usual; and Apostolides and Howman showed good signs of clicking as a pair, winning two of their three matches.

The 2s were also on good form, with Moghadam rolling around on the court in agonies after a missed volley one minute, screaming in ecstasy the next, all while Buccellati watched on calmly. There were excellent debuts from Park and Sawbridge, while Sokol and Williamson-Jones picked up two wins each in their respective pairs. A 7-2 win overall with some excellent tennis played. (RJHM)

A brilliant day of tennis at Canford, with both the sun and rain making an appearance throughout the fixture. The JC As, Bs and Cs played overwhelmingly well while facing a determined and competitive Canford opposition. The games were enjoyable and fast paced, both sides being very civil and sportsmanlike; the As won 6-3 and the Bs 8-1. Special mention goes to Will Milford-Goulding and Rufus Winkley for stepping in at short notice (literally being grabbed from Grubbing Hall) and not dropping a single set playing as the 1st B-Team pair. The Cs fared slightly weaker with a close overall defeat of 37 to 43 (4-5) dropping some crucial games against the higher order pairs. A valiant effort all around though, unperturbed by some pretty heavy showers mid fixture. (JJP)

Following the short trip across the New Forest, the Yearlings produced a dominant performance against Canford School. Weather-wise, we experienced at least three seasons' worth of conditions in one afternoon, with coach JWS at one point sheltering from the rain whilst simultaneously wearing sunglasses and a Schöffel-style gilet to keep warm.

In the A team, top seed Dima Kasumov and Alban Nottin lead from the front, only dropping one set, in a 3-0 whitewash. The second and third pairs, Freddie Matthews and Gregory Dolgopolev, and Geza Bolza and Leonardo Vedral, respectively both won their fixtures 2-1, as the A team ran out 7-2 victors overall. The B team enjoyed an even more successful afternoon. The first pair, Alexander Jurdjevic and Oscar O’Carroll, won every match, only losing 4 games. The second pair, Kourosh Moghadam and Vas Salikov, also had a great day, only losing to Canford’s third pair.

Stars of the afternoon though were the B third pair of Gabriel Oluwabusola, who produced excellent serves, volleys, and beautiful backhand returns, and Harry Lund, who put on an outstanding individual performance. They began in imperious fashion by beating Canford’s top pair 6-0, and then won all their matches, dropping only a minimum of games. Following a 15-3 overall victory we then made it home just in time for tea. The perfect afternoon’s tennis. (JWS)

All fixtures details can be found on: https://sportsfixtures.winchestercollege.org/

Sporting quote for the week:

“If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them, day in and day out.” (Chuck Noll, former NFL coach)

M.S. Burley

Director of Sport

8th May 2023

Twitter: @WinCollSports