A Round-Up of Sport

Athletics

The U16 boys competed against Seaford and RGS on Thursday, combining the best talent from Year 10 with that from Year 9. There were wins from Caspar in the javelin, Xavier in the discus and Massimo in the 800m. It was a close fought competition, but we were beaten by RGS into second place.

The U15 girls competed against Seaford for the first time. Despite winning the 100m – Gabi, 200m and shot put – Beatrix and discus – Lara. The event finished with a mixed 4 x 300m, which Seaford won by the narrowest of margins. 

On a sunny Saturday, 18 athletes were selected to compete at the Surrey Schools’ Athletics Championships in Kingston, Surrey. We returned with two Gold medals: Finn in the senior boys 110mH and Jesse in the senior boys discus. Silver medals were won by Freddie in the senior boys High Jump, Henry in the senior boys shot put and Hannah in the senior girls 100mH, and Rupert won a bronze in the senior boys 3000m. There were plenty of outstanding performances, from all the athletes: Bea, Mathieu, Thomas, Logan and Toby all made their respective finals. Competition from the best in Surrey was intense. 

Cricket 

The cricket season is now in full flow with plenty of good fixtures and the House competitions making up busy weeks. Carthusian Day saw the 1st and 2nd XI entertain the Old Carthusians. The 1st XI produced an outstanding performance in bowling the old boys out for 100 and knocking off the runs in just 13 overs. The 2nd XI had a great game and just failed to chase down a huge total, a terrific advert for cricket played out in front of hundreds of people in the House marquees. The girls played for the Carthusian Cricket Shield, an internal match to showcase how far the girls have come in a short space of time at the School. 

Rain ruined the Bede’s fixture but the Wellington match took centre stage for the boys as the girls entertained KES Southampton. Both the 1st and 2nd XI were thoroughly outplayed, but the U14A and B sides had impressive victories, while the U15As played out a thrilling tie. The girls lost both matches, but they were good performances in close matches. 

Tennis  

As we approached half term, one of the sporting highlights of the term was the family doubles along with the Junior Invitational Mixed Doubles – a new event to celebrate our younger players. 

Well done to all the families that played this afternoon in the Family Doubles Competition. Given the numbers we have playing tennis at the moment at Charterhouse, it should come as no surprise to anyone that indeed we had a record number of entries this year for Carthusian Day Tennis. Seeing all courts packed throughout the afternoon was fantastic. Having the five events running in parallel hopefully meant plenty of tennis for everyone! I am pleased to announce the following results: 

  • The Main Draw Winners were the Orr Family, with the Richardson Family as the Runners-Up 
  • The Sally Russell Trophy Winners were the Lavelle Family, with the Kovalev Family as the Runners-Up 
  • The Plate Draw Winners were the Kinmont Family, with the Hornett Family as the Runners-Up 
  • The Bowl Draw Winners were the Raeside Family, with the Jones Family as the Runners-Up 
  • The Shield Draw Winners were the Pierrat-Brichon Family, with the Wrenn Family as the Runners-Up 
     

Thank you also to Miss Batty, Mr Tink, Mr Jones and Miss Gordon-Martin for their help in ensuring the smooth running of the Family Doubles Event. 

The Junior Mixed Invitational Doubles was a resounding success. Twenty-four players battled it out in glorious sunshine on Prom Carthusian Trophy for Mixed Doubles: Bella and James were victorious with Izzy and Hugh as runners-up. Another huge thank you to Mrs Edwards and Miss Greenbury for ensuring the event ran perfectly. 

We all had the schools singles competitions! With six trophies up for grabs, there was some fantastic singles matches to watch: 

Event Winner Runner-up
Senior boys Thomas Jamie
Senior girls Margo Verity
U15 boys Ethan Harry
U15 Girls Izzy Sofia
U14 Boys  Humphrey Max
U14 Girls Eva Ksenia

This week has also seen house tennis being played for the yearlings and removes. Some fantastic tennis on display and it was great to see so many pupils representing their houses:

Yearlings Boys results 

  • Main Draw Winners: Pageites (Max & Humphrey) 
  • Trophy Winners: Lockites (Talal & Conrad) 

Yearlings Girls results 

  • 1st Northbrook 
  • 2nd Fletcherites 
  • 3rd Chetwynd 
  • 4th Sutton 

Removes Girls results 

  • 1st Chetwynd 
  • 2nd Northbrook