Sports News: 22 January 2020

It has been a very busy period of sport at Cranmore, with fixtures taking place every afternoon over the last week. Our U9 girls participated in the Cranleigh Hockey Tournament and then played some great netball matches at home against Downsend. On the same afternoon, the U9 boys played rugby against the same opposition. Accuracy of passing, tackling technique and playing as a team, were notable characteristics of these young Cranmore teams.

The 1st XIII rugby team have had two fixtures this week, a very competitive match on Saturday against Danes Hill and a good run out against Downsend last Wednesday. The performance against Downsend was superb, with both attack and defence systems taking shape allowing for a great spectacle and result (see sports portal).

A Cranmore U10s rugby team entered the Shrewsbury House Festival with 15 schools participating. A committed defence line with patient attack, contributed to the Year 5 team playing very well. By the end of the festival, it was noted that Cranmore was one of the top two sides to compete on the day. Our four U11 rugby team played in cold, but glorious, conditions against Shrewsbury House School on Tuesday. It was great to see the whole Year Group play so well, and evidently enjoy the fixtures, on our fantastic Henderson Fields.

Last Friday, our U8s Netball team played against Claremont School showcasing that as well as this year group being very strong at hockey, their netball skills are developing very well too.

A couple of special mentions: two Year 8 pupils competed in individual events for Cranmore at the weekend. J. Maylen swam superbly to win his heat and come 2nd overall in the 100m breaststroke at the Surrey Schools. A. Wood ran in the Guildford District cross-country at Reigate Priory. With his highly ranked finish, he has now been selected to represent Surrey at a South East cross-country match. Well done to both pupils!

Mr Paul Hodgson, Director of Sport