13 May 2016
Weekly review 2nd - 8th May

LVSport weekly review 2nd – 8th May 2016

Last week was tough for the boys. The boys fought hard, coming away with two well deserved wins. The 1st XI cricket team were fortunate enough to play in sunny London on Wednesday against a well drilled Latymer Upper side. LVS were to bowl first. The boys bowled well keeping their strong opposition at bay. It was also a good performance from the fielders who were quick to prevent any extra runs. It was a good first innings from the boys who sent Latymer in to tea with a respectable but not untouchable score. After the break it was Billy Oxley and Gordon Hawkes who opened the batting. Despite all their previous efforts, a strong bowling performance from the opposition proved too much for LVS. There were some hopeful spells down the batting order from Michael Dykes and others. Ultimately the end result left LVS all out and losing the game by 130 runs. This was only the boy’s second loss of the season and one not to be ashamed of. The boys will face Leighton Park next week at home hoping for another win.

Wednesday was also the first test for the U13 tennis squad. Coach Mr Bury was looking for his second win of the season, this time against a strong Charters side. The team consisted of George Grewal (Year 7), Hugo Kjessler (Year 7), Luke Fletcher (Year 7), and Thomas Morrison (Year 8). Our boys looked to be in good form. There were some exciting rallies and good shots being played all over the courts. A special mention goes to Hugo Kjessler who won his singles match and was outstanding throughout! Unfortunately Charters were too strong in the doubles competitions meaning a defeat for LVS. This was only the first of many matches for the boys in what looks like a promising season ahead.

Moving on to the weekends cricket fixtures, Year 7 hosted Claire’s Court over at Locks Ride. This was a long awaited fixture for the boys and their first time playing together. Their commitment and hard work in training certainly paid off. Due to the array of talent, seven of the eleven boys bowled and some of the others were able to prove themselves with the bat. We batted first setting a strong score of 121 runs. Claire’s Court managed to see out the whole of the second innings but couldn’t catch up. This meant a victory to LVS by 22 runs. A special mention has to go to Harry Jones who scored 41 runs not out and took 2 wickets on the day. Wickets also came from Bennett, Armstrong and Antippa.

Both the U13’s and 14’s played away at Claires Court School. It was a positive performance from the U13 boys who were sharp in the outfield. This was backed up by some good bowling. However, the game was lost by 7 wickets as the batting didn’t quite match up. All in all it was a good performance and the boys know they must apply themselves when batting next week.

It was similar day at the office for the U14’s. It wasn’t their most successful game but one which they could build upon. The end result was a loss by 77 runs. We wish the boys luck in their upcoming cup fixture against charters this coming Monday.

Finally it was the U15’s who took to the field. They had the privilege of hosting Claires Court at LVS in front of a home crowd. Captain Elliot Coggins led the boys out on to the field for the first innings. It was a great start from LVS with two maiden overs, one from Elliot Coggins and the other from Alex Richardson. The boys continued to bowl and field exceptionally sending Claire’s Court in to tea with 73 runs. After the break it was our turn to bat. Elliot put us in good stead but was caught in the eighth over. Now three wickets down the boys were still not phased. With only a few runs to win they pulled through and it was all over by the tenth over. Although all the boys played well it was the two opening bowlers that deserve a special mention this time. Alex Richardson was consistent throughout and Elliot took one for five, both contributing to a good win from the U15 boys. We wish them luck in their cup fixture this coming Monday.