👟On Friday 9th June the our current Year 6 & 7 Sports Scholars travelled to Hurst for an athletics masterclass. The pupils were coached high jump, discuss and 200m with specialist athletics coaches.

And this week it was back to Hurst on Monday with a squad of Year 4 & 5 athletes to compete in the annual Sussex Prep Schools County Athletics Championships. See the full write up here.

🏏Mid week all the teams all played cricket against St Edmunds this week with had some exciting games:

  • The U12 mixed team led by Mr Mac were at Hindhead CC to play St Edmunds. Pennthorpe batted first, recovered well after poor start to reach 94. Good aggressive batting/calling from all the players. 1 fielder less than then, almost kept them short but not quite.
  • The U12’s mixed team led by Mr Lindfield were at home against St Edmund’s. A good game, in hot heat! A few too many fielding errors allowed St Edmunds to get too many 4’s. We lost wickets at crucial times but it was a really good effort from all involved as it was a very close game.
  • The Mixed Colts A were at home. Pennthorpe won the toss and chose to field. Everyone bowled well and special credit to Will taking a leg side catch. It was the Hector show with the bat who scored a classy 52. Credit to the Year 5 boys for hitting the winning runs in a tight finish.
  • The Mixed Colts B were away at Churt CC against St Edmunds. Pennthorpe won the toss and decided to field. After a good start with good fielding from Sam W and Hugo and good bowling from Zahira, it was a good start but a strong batting partnership from St Edmunds got them to 138 after their 16 overs. Pennthorpe lost a couple of early wickets but Romilly and Aryan steadied the ship but some late wickets proved to be costly with Pennthorpe coming up short.
  • The Mixed Colts C were at King George’s playing fields. Pennthorpe bowled really well in the first innings with Anaya with the pick of the bowling. With the batting, Pennthorpe put a good chase on but sadly came up short.
  • The Mixed Colt Ds were away with the Mixed Colt Es. A great game with some positive play throughout from the Colts D. The children all displayed great fielding skills, with strong backing up! The communication in batting was superb. A well matched game by all!
  • It was a great team effort from the Mixed Colts E. They worked hard in the field on a very hot day. There were some strong hits got us some fours but need to stronger with bowling.
  • The Mixed Colts F had a very close game with St Edmunds. There were some big hitting and some great fielding all round but unfortunately came up just short.
  • The U8/9s had some good fixtures this week with cricket. 3 teams travelled to St Edmunds and All the games were very exciting with some great bowling, fielding and batting all round.