St Peter's 13-18
16 July 2014
NATIONAL TENNIS FINALS 2014
At the National Independent Schools Tennis Championships, the U15 pair of Robbie Greenall and Stephen Jones achieved a fantastic performance. In the Phillips Cup they defeated Colston’s 8 games to 6, Eastbourne 8 - 6, Repton 7 – 6 (tie-break 8-6) and Haberdashers’ 8 – 6. In the semi-finals we defeated Ampleforth College 8 games to nil. The Final of the Phillips Cup was against Tonbridge. Robbie and Steven won the first set by 6 games to 2, but lost the second set narrowly by 6 games to 4. This meant that there would be a Championship tie-break to 10 points to settle the match. Unfortunately they went down 10 – 3.
14 July 2014
End-Of-Term Round Ups
Athletics: Well done to Charlie Rae, Oscar Fraser–Krauss and Sam Dickinson, who all came first in the North Yorkshire Championships. Sam broke the 3000 metre record that had stood for over 15 years.
Cricket: Unfortunately this season has been affected by rain with fewer matches than normal being played. However there have been some excellent results:
- The U14s have had a great season, playing five and winning five. The Bs have played 5 won 4
- Congratulations to Harry Contreras on his selection for Yorkshire U14s.
- The U15s have also remained unbeaten in normal fixtures playing 5 winning 5. They had an excellent run in the National 20/20 cup, winning the North Yorkshire final, but narrowly losing by 2 runs in the Yorkshire final.
- Congratulations to Will Huffer on his selection for Yorkshire U15s.
- The 2nd XI have played five and won each game comfortably.
- The 1st XI have also had a very good season. Five matches have gone to the last over, unfortunately losing four of the five has been difficult to take. The team has learnt from these situations and always strived to improve through training hard. A special thanks to the three Upper Sixth – Charlie Elliot, Felix Adams and Will Scholey, for their services to St Peter’s cricket.
Tennis: The 1st team have finished the season unbeaten. They are the York & District league winners and remained unbeaten in the school fixture list also. They signalled their intent by winning the Bradford Grammar Invitational Tournament – the second year in succession that St Peter’s girls have collected this trophy. Katherine Phillips has captained the team this term, playing alongside Georgie Cornock and team regulars, Lauren Caley, Helen Taylor, Keira Barnard, Sally Hicks and Emily Carman.
The U14s have also remained unbeaten in the league, sharing the title with Pocklington and were worthy winners of the Hepworth Cup playing both singles and doubles. The U15s have also lost only one match in the league this season.
At the Independent National Schools at Eton last week, the U15 pairing of Ellie Caley & Phoebe Phillips and the senior pair, Katherine Phillips & Georgie Cornock, won through to the quarter finals of the plate competition. In all, over 45 girls have consistently played competitive tennis this season.
Athletics: Athletics this term has also yielded some excellent results with the Third and Fourth Form athletes winning the regional heat of the track and field cup. They then progressed to the north-east final, which took place at the Gateshead International stadium. There were some outstanding personal performances. The relay team came first and Nicole Moir gained the maximum, 28 points, in the 800m.
The U15 team came second at the recent independent girls’ competition. Again some great performances. Special mention must go to Amelia Bell who won the 100m, Phoebe Phillips in the long jump, and Nicole Moir who broke 2 long standing records in the 800m and the triple jump.
28 June 2014
Cricket results v Pocklington from Sat 28th June:
- 1st XI Won by 6 wickets
- 2nd XI Won by 104 runs
- U15A Won by 80 runs
- U14A Won by 5 wickets
- U14B Won by 98 runs
For a full rundown of results, go here.
26 June 2014
The 1st team have completed an unbeaten season with an 8-1 victory over Queen Margaret's on Saturday to complete the school fixture list in outstanding style.
Additionally the team have also been playing in the York & District League where they are unbeaten also. The team is made up of a mixture of nifty left handers with swinging wide serves, sharp net players, solid counter punchers and strong servers.
Playing four times a week within a structured coaching programme, the team are currently on top of their game.
Great work team, and good luck to Laren Caley, Helen Taylor, Katherine Phillips and Georgie Cornock who will be taking part in the Independent National Schools at Eton next week.
The U14s have also been in action and they completed their League matches on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in the League also with a draw against Pocklington 3-3. They finished joint first in the league.
The U15s were in action at the same time, winning 6-0. Good luck to Phoebe Phillips, Ellie Caley, Rowan Tait and Helen Ford who will be joining the seniors competing at Eton also.
25 June 2014
The 1st XI played St Laurence College, Brisbane, Australia on Monday. They were on their UK tour and were travelling South from Scotland. Peter’s decided to bat on a flat pitch. Some excellent batting by captain Charlie Elliot saw him finish 132 not out and Hugo Adams scored 65. We finished on 252 off 40 overs.
In reply the visitors got off to a quick start and at one point were 100-2. Some tight bowling saw the visitors bowled out for 144 to secure a 92 run win.
The U15s played Woodhouse Grove in the semi-final of the Yorkshire 20/20 cup yesterday. Bowling first we managed to bowl them out for 80, we then reached the target in 13 overs with the loss of one wicket. This was an excellent performance, given some of the boys were away on Duke of Edinburgh. The final is on Thursday against Birkdale School.
24 June 2014
Four tennis players from St Peter’s have won the North of England Championships for the second year running.
St Peter’s entered two pairs in the Under 15s competition: Steven Jones and Robert Greenall were the first team and Archie Stephenson and Frederik Heijbroek the second. Both teams won all of their group games and their finals; in each case against Bradford Grammar School. This made it a 100% record for the day.
Congratulations all, and good luck for the forthcoming National Tennis Championships at Eton.
20-22 June 2014
It was lovely to be able to take two St Peter’s School crews to Henley Women’s Regatta, the first time since 2007. It is the country’s most prestigious women’s regatta, raced in the beautiful and iconic setting of Henley which belies the toughness of the competition with crews from many nations competing. The regatta has grown rapidly in numbers and quality over the last few years as women’s rowing has become ever more popular at schools, universities and clubs and it now has over 1,600 competitors.
Harriet Falshaw and Katie Hinton raced in the Junior 18 double sculls against 16 crews. After 2 days of training in beautiful weather, race day came with sunshine and a light following wind. They sprinted off the start taking nearly a length off their opposition which they held for half the course. Then their competitors from King’s School Worcester started to slowly creep back. The St Peter’s girls tried everything they could to hold them off but could not. In the end they lost by a small margin in what was the fastest heat of the day by over 15 seconds.
The coxed four had to wait all day for their heat and provided very good support for the double scull on and off the water. They were a relatively inexperienced crew with 3 girls having rowed for less than 1 year. They were pitched against St Paul’s, London who were 4th at the National Schools’ Regatta, no mean achievement. Nothing daunted the crew set off at high pace, very well together and kept tracking St Paul’s. Slowly St Paul’s escaped and the final verdict of 5 lengths was very promising for such a new crew, all of whom are back for next year.
It was a great experience for the girls competing against and watching the best. Both the GB and French Under-23 national eights raced and many others with great pedigrees from Great Britain and abroad.
19 June 2014
We had glorious sunshine for the Junior House Rounders. The final results were: 1st Clifton, 2nd Grove, 3rd Dronfield, 4th School. Well done all.
18 June 2014
North Yorkshire track and field competition
On Saturday 14th June a number of athletes from St Peter’s represented the York and Selby district at the North Yorkshire Competition. They all produced some excellent results – and some outstanding personal performances. The following performances were achieved.
- Nicole Moir: 1st 800m (2:18.6)
- Amelia Bell: 2nd 100m. Winning 4 x 100m team
- Oscar Fraser-Krauss: 1st 800m (2:06.6)
- Will Fordy: 1st Discus (30.75)
- Jo Simpson: 2nd Discus
- Robbie Brown: 2nd 3000m
- Sam Dickinson: 1st Senior 3000m (8:47.6)
Track and Field Cup
The Third and Fourth Form athletes, after winning the regional heat of the Track and Field Cup, progressed to the North East final, which took place at the Gateshead International stadium. There were some outstanding team and personal performances. The relay team came first and Nicole Moir gained the maximum of 28 points in the 800m with a very impressive time of 2:19.0.
Independent School Girls’ Athletics
Last Saturday two teams entered the annual athletics meet which sees schools compete from the North of England. Both teams performed well and there were some exceptional personal performances. Impressively, both year groups progressed to the final of the 4 x 100m – with both securing 2nd place. Overall the U15 team came second place.
Nicole Moir must be congratulated on breaking two competition records - one in the 800m and one in the triple jump! Amelia Bell won the 100 metres, and Phoebe Phillips won the long jump as well as coming second in the 200 metres.
14 June 2014
This year only 2 crews competed here because of exam and other pressures. See photos here.
The J14 boys coxed quad (Zaki Ward, Max Hately, Ed Johnson, Harry Exely-Moore, Angus Wilson) were first on the start. They raced a crew from King’s School Chester. The St Peter’s boys fought hard, improved on their last race and eventually came second to King’s Chester. However, it was another promising race and another step up for these lads, all relatively new to the sport.
Sam Philpott raced in Novice single sculls. The competition was hot and in the first round after a very taxing race, he came a very close second to a Leeds sculler.
24 May 2014
National Schools' Regatta 2014
This year we had 8 crews competing at this the biggest Junior regatta in the calendar. As usual the competition was the best in the country and against this back ground St. Peter’s did well. All events had big entries and often very harsh criteria for making the semi-finals and finals. See photos here.
Sat 24 May
Boys’ J18 coxed fours were first off. The first time trial race reduced the entry down to 12 and St Peter’s four (Alex Payne, Jonny Fry, Rob Hulmes, Sam Philpott and Emily Gray) raced well to end in the middle of that group. The semi-finals were tough with only 3 crews from each semi making the final. St Peters’ raced hard, a close 4th all the way then in the dying stages were just overtaken by Durham School to end in 5th place.
Girls’ Championship Double Sculls
With an entry of 33 to get down to a 6 boat final this was a very tough event. A good time trial saw the double of Katie Hinton and Harriet Falshaw into the top 18 to race in the semi-finals. With only 2 out of 6 crews to go through it was always going to be tough. After a fast start St. Peter’s held their position until just after half way. They then were slowly overtaken and in spite of all their best efforts and ended in 5th position.
Girls’ Championship Eights
With a crew, the majority of whom had rowed for less than a year, this was an experience. With 15 eights entered we had a solid time trial against a very strong wind. This put us into a semi-final where we came 5th, beating the time of Cheltenham school, a pleasing result for an inexperienced but enthusiastic crew with a lot of promise for next year.
Boys’ J16 Eight
Although reduced in number of entries compared with some years the quality of this event at the top had not reduced. In difficult conditions we race a good time trial and just missed the semi-finals by one place and a few seconds. Again a good and promising group of young men.
Championship Boys’ Double Sculls
Again a massive entry of 38 crews this was always going to be a big challenge. Going off at a high rate the St. Peter’s double of Patrick Copley and Harry Nozedar did all they could. The eventual verdict: they did not make the semi-finals but acquitted themselves very well.
Sunday 25 May
Championship Coxless Pairs
Chris Andrews and Dan James took on this event again with another large entry. They raced well in their time trial missing the semi-final cut by about 12 seconds. A good effort by these U6 boys.
Boys J16 Coxed Fours
The crew of Peter Gray, Alex Woodruff, George Doyle, Jack Robins and Josh Ramalingham moved straight into the semi-finals. A strong cross wind made the conditions rather unfair. However these boys raced a great race and were in final qualifying position (3rd) until the last 250 meters of the race when Doncaster just slipped past them. This was a great race and they crew will have gained great experience from it.
Girls Championship Coxless Pairs
Harriet Falshaw and Katie Hinton switched from sculling to sweep oar on Day 2 of the Regatta. They had a storming time trial which put them 3rd of 19 crews. They moved straight to the semi-final where a very mature race put them in 2nd place. The final was, as always, very tough with the best 6 pairs in the country lined up. They raced hard but could not quite hold their early pace and ended in 5th position. This was our best result of the regatta and the first finals St. Peter’s girls have contested since 2005.
23 May 2014
Netball Performance Academy
From September, St Peter’s will be host to a netball Satellite Academy (11-16 year olds) which is the first step on the England Netball performance pathway. The emphasis in the Academy is for young netballers to learn how to train on their own and to understand, experience and practice some of the different components required in a training programme. The athlete training programmes are set by England Netball Coaches and St Peter’s netball specialist and current Superleague player, Stephanie Wilson, will be Head Coach. Invited players from North Yorkshire will attend a screening day at York University across the weekend of June 14th and 15th, where approximately 20 athletes will be selected to attend.
18 May 2014
The St Peter's School Girls' U18 1st team won the York League this week, finishing as an undefeated team in the League this season. Full story here.
06 May 2014
- 1st XI – StP 148 all out (49 overs), GSAL 149-8 (49.3 overs). Lost by 2 wickets.
- 2nd XI - GSAL 58 all out (21 overs), StP 59-3 (17 overs). Won by 7 wickets.
- U15A - StP – 115 all out, GSAL 65 all out. Won by 50 runs.
- U14A - GSAL -105-9 (27 overs), StP – 106-2 (19 overs). Won by 8 wickets.
- U14B - StP – 158-8 (30 overs), GSAL - 105 all out. Won by 53 runs.
05 May 2014
U14s win Hepworth Cup
Tennis success continued at the weekend as the U14s won the Hepworth Cup played at Queen Mary’s, after 4 hours of continuous play. Maddie Bletcher and Annabel Chan were the outright winners beating King James in the final by a winning margin of 7 games to 1. Our second pair of Alex Craig and Katherine Robinson, having been beaten by King James in the semi-final by 7 games to 5, came fourth overall. This was a fantastic day playing both singles and doubles.
Senior 1st and 2nd Team
The Senior 1st VIII played indoors against RGS Newcastle in Newcastle on Saturday, winning convincingly 13-3. Some excellent tennis in hard fought attacking matches. The Senior 2nd V1 played against Woodhouse Grove 1st team losing narrowly 4-5.
The girls' Senior 1st IV played their first league match of the season on Tuesday evening with a convincing win against Pocklington 6-0, competing in singles and doubles. The Senior 2nd team were also in action in a friendly match against Pocklington 2nd team comfortably winning on Tuesday evening also. The girls will play their second league game on Wednesday against The Mount. Good luck!
1 April 2014
The U16 and 1st Sevens teams travelled down to Rosslyn Park this week. Rosslyn Park is the largest Schools Rugby tournament in the world and attracts the best rugby playing schools in the UK.
The U16 Competition had 160 schools entering. We managed to win our group well with a play-off game at the end of the day against Dartford Grammar. A good win put us into the last 16.
Playing a very strong Welsh team we were 12-0 down at half time; magnificent determination saw us score two tries in the second half to win 14-12. The quarter finals put us against one of the favourite teams Sedbergh. Again trailing with one minute to go we scored a length of the pitch try to win the game by 2 points. The semi-final against Wellington was to be our last game unfortunately, but to finish in the top four teams in the country was a special achievement and the furthest an U16 St Peter’s team has achieved in this tournament. Well done to the U16 sevens team.
The 1st VII won the group well with a great win over Bromsgrove School, a loss in the play-off game put us into the Plate competition the following day. The quarter finals saw us in a pool with Hymers and St Joseph Williamson School. Two wins put us into the semi-finals with Clifton College and RGS Newcastle. Playing our best sevens we beat Clifton College 26-5 and then drew with RGS Newcastle 12-12. This put us into the final with Marlborough College. Unfortunately we lost the final to a strong Marlborough side 33-5.
With 172 teams entering, to reach the final of the Plate is a magnificent achievement, well done to 1st VII.
27 March 2014
The netball season came to a close last weekend with the final block fixture against Queen Margaret's. The weather was less than kind with 4 junior matches being postponed. The senior teams and junior A teams played indoors however, all winning. The 1st VII were outstanding, securing goals from their centres and overturning ball after ball from the opposition. They closed the game out 43-19. The 2nd VII followed suit with a 33-24 victory, whilst the junior 14s finished an unbeaten season 21-7 and the 15s 15-6. Throughout the season in over 100 matches, the teams have lost just 10 fixtures. Outstanding.
York & District Netball
The U15A and B netball teams achieved the double this week by winning the York & District tournaments. The A team defeated Joseph Rowntree in the semi-finals and Huntington in the final, remaining unbeaten in the competition.
The girls' squash team completed their season last night with a 4-1 defeat of David Lloyd in Division 4 of the Ladies League. Unbeaten since Christmas the team have worked their way through to 2nd in the league pending an outstanding match against Queen Margaret's. Huge commitment shown with evening and Sunday matches. Great work.
26 March 2014
Canada Sports Tour 2015
Following the success of the last major sports tour in 2013 to South Africa, it is with much excitement and anticipation that we begin the planning for the next major overseas tour to Canada in 2015. The tour will be a joint tour of rugby for the boys and hockey and netball for the girls. The pupils will travel together but follow separate tours whilst there.
The tour is focused around the West of Canada with time spent in Calgary, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains. Two teams for rugby will travel with a total of forty boys and a maximum of thirty girls will travel for hockey and netball. As well as five competitive fixtures there will be opportunities for some exciting leisure activities such as white water rafting and whale watching.
Invitations will be sent out over the Easter holidays.
18 March 2014
Our senior swimmers recently competed at the Olympic Aquatics Centre - a fabulous experience. In total there were 76 boys' schools and 50 girls' schools taking part. As expected, it was extremely busy on the poolside.
In the morning session the boy’s 4x100m freestyle team swam extremely well, qualified for the 10 lane final and finished in a creditable 7th place. The girls 4x50m freestyle team just missed out on a place in the final.
The afternoon session saw a reversal of fortunes as the girls 4x50 medley team qualified for the final and finished in 9th position whilst the boys team narrowly failed to make the final. We have not yet received the full results and details of overall placings.
The venue was huge, with an 8-lane 50m warm up pool, a 10-lane 50m competition pool and a 25m square diving pool. The total length of the pools and deck must have been close to 300 metres. Walking onto poolside was a special moment for all concerned, including staff, and the swimmers will certainly remember it.
13 March 2014
Durham U14 Sevens
On Wednesday 12th March, the U14 Sevens team were at the Durham Sevens Tournament. They performed extremely well to win the group stage, with wins against Yarm 42-7, Mount St Marys 38-0 and Birkdale 26-14.
They then played Barnard Castle in the quarter finals and were 15-0 down at half time, an excellent second half saw us win through 35-15. The semi-final was against Hill House School Doncaster who had been playing some powerful rugby and had secured some good wins. An excellent performance saw us win 52-14.
The final proved to be a much tougher match. We lost out to a very strong Durham team. Despite this, to reach the final was an outstanding achievement, well done to all the boys.
Our first and second XI were in action this weekend against Ampleforth.
The 2nd XI dealt with a strong Ampleforth comeback to claim a 4-3 victory with another hat trick from Abdul Yahaya. Meanwhile, at home, the 1st XI again executed their slick passing game well and came out on top, with Phil Hodgson getting two goals in a 5-2 win.
Yesterday the 1st XI travelled the short distance to Bootham and despite winning 3-1 earlier in the season, they suffered a 3-2 defeat against a good Bootham side, with our two goals being scored by Harry Stothard.
10 March 2014
Our U16 Boys' Hockey team are champions of the North of England! Read the full story and match report here.
We have been in action in various Sevens tournaments this weekend, including at Hymers and at Mount St Mary's. See our results here.
06 March 2014
The Football teams have enjoyed a successful week with wins for both 1st and 2nd XI teams.
On Saturday, the 2nd XI hosted Ampleforth where a hat-trick from Abdul Yahaya helped them to a deserved 4-1 victory. The 1st XI dealt with a spirited Ampleforth comeback to hold on to a 3-2 victory which included two fine goals from James Bottomley and one from Nik Ubhi.
On Wednesday the 1st XI hosted Barnard Castle and went behind against the run of play, but a spirited second half helped us to a 2-1 victory, with James Bottomley getting the winning goal.
04 March 2014
Saturday 1st March
St Peter's girls competed against Sedbergh on Saturday to achieve a clean sweep in every age group. 3 senior teams took to the courts, along with four junior, in a display of great character across the board. Again strength in depth was a critical factor and each team played with commitment and discipline to achieve a fabulous set of well-deserved results.
The 1st VII began a little frantically, but by the 3rd quarter they had established a comfortable lead and were playing with increasing confidence to make impressive steals in the defensive third. Shooting under pressure became a key feature in the final quarter leading to a 28-25 victory.
The 2nd and 3rd senior teams remain unbeaten this season winning 25-17 and 31-21 respectively.
The junior results were as follows:
U15A W 22-10
U15B W 33-11
U14A W 31-11
U15B W 30-9
Girls' Swimming and Squash
The girls' swimming team was also in action over the weekend defeating Ampleforth, and the squash team played in the York League on Sunday evening, winning 5-0 against the RI.
Boys' Swimming and Water Polo
Our boys swimming and water polo team travelled to Ampleforth on Saturday for a three way fixture with Bradford Grammar.
The swimmers performed brilliantly with individual wins from Max Nozedar in the 100m Individual Medley, 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke, and Joe Brennan in the 50m backstroke.
St Peter’s also won both the Medley and freestyle relays.
The overall scores were: St Peter’s 61
Bradford Grammar 32
In the Water Polo the boys also played very well. The results were St Peter’s 2-4 Bradford Grammar, with the scorers being Owen Hernaman and Max Nozedar, and St Peter’s 4-2 Ampleforth, with the Scorers being Max Nozedar and Owen Hernaman.
27 February 2014
The girls' swimming team joined with the St Olave's senior swimmers for a home match against GSAL on Tuesday. Leeds failed to bring an U15 team on the day, but the remaining four age groups swam and had a convincing win over GSAL. The St Peter's girls won their section 86pts-64pts.
The badminton team were also in action yesterday (Wednesday), winning an excellent match against The Mount. The four pair match resulted in a 9-7 victory to St Peter's.
After the poor weather before half term the first Sevens tournaments of the season took place yesterday.
We hosted our annual U14 sevens Tournament with 16 teams from across the North. Our U14 team acquitted themselves well by winning their group and progressing to the semi-final. They narrowly lost to Durham the eventual winners after leading the match for a long period. A special mention to the B team who also played extremely well.
The U15s were away at the Bradford Grammar sevens, finishing runners up in a tough group. They lost 24-22 to Manchester Grammar in the quarter finals of the Cup. Well done to all boys involved.
13 February 2014
There were two away matches this week for the girls' swimming team. The first match against Queen Margaret’s at the beginning of the week resulted in a clean sweep for all the age groups, with St Peter’s having a first placing in all 19 events. The final result was QM’s 170 pts – St Peter’s 199 pts.
There was another victory for the girls at yesterday’s match against The Mount. Despite the opposition having a very strong Senior team, it wasn’t enough to stop the U14s and U15s boosting the points to our advantage. The Mount scored 99 pts to St Peters' 128 pts.
11 February 2014
The Boys' Squash team played against Ampleforth last Saturday. In a closely fought match, some incredibly exciting squash was played. Results were as follows:
1. Gabriel Chan lost 3-1
2. James Downie lost 3-2
3. Callum Hatzel won 3-1
4. Elliot Elstob won 3-2
5. Alex Greenwood won 3-2
Team won 3-2 overall
Man of the match: Alex Greenwood
1. Oliver Harvey won 3-0
2. Steven Jones won 3-2
3. Luke Dunsmore won 3-1
4. Angus Freeman lost 3-1
5. Scott Buskin won 3-1
Team won 4-1 overall
Congratulations to both teams! We look forward to two more fixtures after half term.
10 February 2014
Ten teams took to the courts on Saturday for a block fixture against Ashville College. Traditionally strong rivals, all age groups took to the courts with determination.
The 1st VII were narrowly defeated 24-27 whilst the 2nd VII won 19-9, the 3rd VII won 18-13 and the 4th senior team dominated their game 35-6.
In the junior fixtures the U14As stormed to a 50-0 win, the U14Bs won 27-4, whilst the C team contested a close game losing 11-15. The U15A team were tested through to the final whistle, losing 18-14 whilst the Bs and Cs both recorded wins.
Good luck to all 4 senior teams who take on Woodhouse Grove midweek. All results here.
7 February 2014
St Peter's girls' swimming team took part in the return match against Bootham this week at home. Bootham fielded a mixed swim team. All 3 girls' teams won their own age groups giving a total score of St Peter's 136 - 107 Bootham.
The team played against York university on Tuesday evening winning 3-2 in a highly contested match. A really great result.
The senior girls' badminton team were also in action yesterday, travelling away to Harrogate Ladies' College. HLC fielded three very strong pairs this time but the St Peter's girls played very well as a team, showing determination in all their games. The final score was 6-3 to Harrogate.
5 February 2014
NETBALL – Sat 1st Feb/Mon 3rd
On Saturday the girls played a block fixture against RGS Newcastle. The 1st VII defended with ferocity in the opposition ‘D’ to create successful turnovers and pressure the shooters well. This enabled the team to create a comfortable lead which they retained over 4 quarters to win the match 29-20.
The 2nd VII played the match of the season to date, with a 45-3 victory characterised by considerate team work and exceptional work in the circle. The 3’s outplayed their equivalent team 34-3 and the 4ths were disappointed by a no show from their 4ths but also played Newcastle’s 3rd team to win 11-1. The commitment and standard of play from our senior teams is a real credit to the girls.
The U15 As came under greater pressure from Woodhouse Grove on Monday with a highly contested match finishing 17-23 to Woodhouse Grove As, with Peter’s 15Bs winning 17-9.
Good luck to all the teams playing on Wednesday against Newcastle Central and Barnard Castle and to all 10 teams playing against Ashville at home on Saturday 8th Feb.
Congratulations to both the under-16 and under-14 teams who have qualified for the North-East rounds pf the National Cup.
The under-16s were outstanding, winning every game, scoring 18 goals and conceding only two.
31 January 2014
Yesterday the 2nd and 3rd VII played decisive netball to secure comfortable victories over Hymers, winning 28-12 and 33-10 respectively.
The previous Wednesday the 2nds scored a notable win against GSAL, 18-13, showing great composure in a fast paced game. The 1st VII fought hard in the first half against GSAL 1st VII, but were outplayed by the national finalists in the second half of the game succumbing to the better team. The U14As and U15As were also in action, defeating The Mount by comfortable margins.
SENOR INTER HOUSE NETBALL
Despite atrocious weather, the senior girls managed to complete the group stage of the inter-house competition on Saturday. The semi-finals will be contested by School vs Grove and Hope vs Dronfield on February 26th.
SENIOR GIRLS’ BADMINTON
The senior girls’ badminton team played an away fixture at Bootham School yesterday. Their growing reputation had evidently preceded them as Bootham School matched four mixed pairs against our girls. Despite this (or maybe because of it?) the girls played very confidently displaying a good tactical awareness to win the fixture 11 matches to 4.
St Peter’s girls swim team travelled away this week to face one of our toughest opponents, Harrogate Ladies' College. Despite the seniors and U15s drawing in their age groups HLC proved just a little too strong for our U14s. Overall the girls lost their first match of the season by only 5 points. However, this is the closest they have come to beating HLC for several years, with 8 of the events going to the final touch.
Final result: HLC 101 – St Peter’s 96.
30 January 2014
Further to the recent news about St Peter's rugby players achieving representational honours for various squads, we are delighted to add more names to that list.
Will Scholey has played for the Yorkshire U18s in the recent County Championships and is now playing for Leeds Carnegie U18 Academy in the Academy League, playing matches against the top Premiership Clubs. He has also been selected to represent the Yorkshire Terriers on their forthcoming tour of Australia and Hong Kong.
In addition, following an injury in the final trial for the Independent School Lambs team, Will Pepper has received a late call up to the squad and will play in their forthcoming fixtures in the UK.
Congratulations both on these outstanding achievements.
28 January 2014
U14 Netball Regional Round 2013/14
On Saturday 25th January the U14 girls’ netball team represented North Yorkshire in the regional round of the National Schools netball tournament. As was expected it was an extremely hard fought competition with all 8 matches proving to be highly competitive and of a very high standard.
The St Peter’s team were outstanding. Their impressive efforts resulted in them winning 6 out of the 8 matches - losing narrowly to Hymers and GSAL . All the girls must be congratulated on their performance – well done!
Pictured: Alex Craig, Maddie Bletcher, Felicity Edwards, Emily Booth, Katarina Bonner, Anabel Chan, Katherine Robinson, Rebecca Green, Izzy Viera and Amelia Proctor. Please note Felicity Edwards is missing from the photograph.
22 January 2014
Three of our senior rugby players have currently achieved representative honours:
Harry Richardson has been selected for the North of England U18 squad and will play in a festival against the South West, Midlands and South East. He will attend a weekend at Loughborough University where the England U18 squad will be selected.
Jake Taylor is in the Newcastle Falcons Academy squad. He is currently involved in the Academy League playing matches against the top Premiership Clubs.
Toby Simpson has been selected for the National Independent Schools team known as the Independent School Lambs. Toby attended two trials over the Christmas holidays to achieve this honour. He will play matches against the Irish and Welsh exiles as well as go on tour to Zimbabwe.
Congratulations to all!
20 January 2014
Eight netball teams competed in a block fixture against Worksop on Saturday (18th) with 7 teams winning and 1 game resulting in a draw. Full results here.
The 1st VII showed real grit in a fast end-to-end game, with only two goals separating the teams at any one time. A crucial goal deficit entering into the final quarter was a pivotal point for the 1st VII. As they stepped up the pressure on the opposition's circle, a crucial interception in defence and a conversion into the home goal gave the girls the crucial momentum swing. St Peter’s kept their nerve winning the match 25-23, forcing Worksop to miss 8 chances in the final quarter.
The 2nd team scored an impressive 30 goals to 7; their match required the team to retain composure in a tussle of a game. The 3rd and 4th senior teams were equally convincing, winning 33-14 and 22-6 respectively.
In the junior fixtures, the U14As won 37-0, the U14Bs 39-8, the U15As drew 20-20 and the U15B team won 35-14. Well done to all those who played.
13 January 2014
The Netball season swung into action on Saturday with eight teams playing in a combination of matches involving Ampleforth, Giggleswick, Harrogate Ladies' and Barnard Castle. Full results here.
The 1st VII were pro-active in their victories over Ampleforth 21-6 and Giggleswick 18-11. Scarlett Shaw and Keira Barnard were assured under the post, enabling inroads to be made in the shooting circle and key turnovers mid court managed to keep the opposition in check.
The 2nd VII kept a tight defence with Olivia and Francesca Anderson key in keeping the ball predominately in the attacking third and accurate shooting from Emma Stephenson and Emma Rawson guaranteed a 16-2 win over Ampleforth and 16-6 against Giggleswick.
The pattern was repeated in the 3rd VII triangular with a 27-1 defeat of Ampleforth and a 25-1 victory against Giggleswick. The 4th VII also proved strong, winning 17-1 against Ampleforth and 21-2 over Giggleswick.
In the junior fixtures the U14As, in preparation for their regional finals, kept Harrogate Ladies at bay 23-10 as did the U15As 18-16. The U14Bs beat Barnard Castles A team 24-20, whilst the U15Bs found Barnard Castle's A team a tough test, losing 21-12.
A tremendous start to the season.