Hatherop Castle Sports Review

U10/11 Rounders v Rendcomb

The U10/11 team lost the toss and so batted first. Rendcomb were strong and managed to prevent some half rounders from being scored. Hatherop also fielded well and the scores for the first innings were very close with Hatherop just taking the lead 7-6. The second innings was much better for Hatherop with some very strong hits allowing a few more whole rounders to be scored. The team were excellent at fielding enabling them to quickly get the side out. Many catches were taken and players were stumped out at 1st and 2nd base. The final score was 15-9.

U9A & B Cricket v Wycliffe

On an overcast and showery afternoon the U9B boys played against Wycliffe School. The game was played in a great spirit and all the boys took their chance to bat and bowl whilst also showing some commitment in the field. It was pleasing to see the boys improve throughout the afternoon, bowling more accurately and hitting the ball with greater power. Although Hatherop won by 19 runs, it was a very close game with little to choose between the two sides.

U9 Rounders v Kitebrook

The U9 team won the toss and decided to field first. Their tight fielding prevented the opposition scoring many rounders or half rounders. Hatherop batted well with some strong hits allowing them to score many rounders. Strong concentration on tracking the ball in the field allowed the team to maximise their score. Well done girls!

U8 Rounders v St Francis

This was a great afternoon of rounders by the Year 3 girls. A really close game throughout with great performances from the bowler and backstop respectively. Hatherop demonstrated some good accurate fielding skills which made it hard for St Francis to score a full rounder. The final score HCS 13 – St Francis 12 ½.

U8 Cricket v Dean Close

The U8s travelled to Dean Close hoping to extend their unbeaten cricket season. It was a great team performance, with the whole team contributing effectively in bat, the field or whilst bowling. Hatherop dominated the batting, scoring 292 to 241. Hatherop won the game by 50 runs. A great afternoon of cricket from both schools. Well done boys.

Judo @ HCS Mark Maidment 5th Dan

The photo below shows Hatherop’s judo coach at the Tokai University, Japan where players from all over the world go to practice with the best players (very famous and toughest practice) Amongst the 17 coaches from BJA Northern Home Counties who have just today returned from studying coaching methods used by Matsumae Judo Juku and Tokai High School and Tokai University which is where the vast majority of the Japanese world and Olympic champions emirate from. While we were there the Kodokan (first ever Japanese judo club created by Professor Jigaro Kano judo’s creator) we also bumped the most successful player ever Yamashita (206 international wins) and the GB National squad.


Colts A & B Cricket v Wycliffe

The Colts A enjoyed a glorious afternoon at Wycliffe on Wednesday. Losing the toss they went into bat and put on 120 for 1 off 20 overs, an incredible total including an unbeaten 50 by our opening batsman. After tea the wickets flowed and Hatherop bowled the opposition out 64 resulting in a decisive 56 run victory. At one point even a Hat Trick was on the cards. A great all round performance and a well deserved win.

A friendly match between two sets of players who played the game in the right spirit. Hatherop batted first and scored 195 from a 200 start. The grass was long which made it hard to score runs but the colts B battled very hard throughout the whole game. Wycliffe batted second and scored 224 from there innings. Hatherop bowled well but Wycliffe had some strong players in their team and in the end that was the different between the two sides.

ISA National Athletics Finals @ Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

Three children from Hatherop Castle had an extremely successful day at the ISA National Athletics Finals, held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. A Silver medal was won in the U11Girls 80m sprint. This was a fantastic race, just missing out on gold by 300th second. Each of the children presented the South West team as part of the 4x100m relay. The U11 Girls and U9 Boys were 2nd and won a Silver medal and the U11 Boys’ South West team were 3rd, winning a Bronze medal.