Elmhurst retain the U11’s Croydon Cricket Cup!

Elmhurst School for Boys

13th July 2016 | Key Stage 2

Having been unbeaten in all their cup matches Elmhurst played the Croydon Cricket Cup Final at Addiscombe CC on Thursday 7th July. Their opponents were Woodcote Primary School. Having only narrowly beaten Woodcote in their qualifying match, the Elmhurst team realised they would have to play really well to win the final.

Nobody could have foreseen what was to come! Elmhurst having been put into bat proceeded to produce an amazing performance. Aarush W (91) and Maliq A (39) put on an astonishing 143 for the first wicket, this was followed by Henry scoring a quick fire 20 off 7 balls as Elmhurst finished on 197 for 2! Aarush’s batting performance was excellent, combining good judgement with aggressive batting, at one point Aarush hit 4 consecutive sixes!

It was important for the Elmhurst boys not to get carried away, defending such a large total. Tight bowling, some good fielding and a spread of wickets for all the bowlers saw Woodcote restricted to 85 for 8 in their 20 overs. So Elmhurst finished as winners by 112 runs.

Congratulations to all the boys on a memorable performance, especially as this saw Elmhurst retain the title for the fifth consecutive season! 

U11's Croydon Cup Cricket Team:

Henry (Captain)
Oliver (Wicket Keeper)

Click here to view the photos of Croydon Cup Cricket

- Mr. South


This term has also been very busy at Elmhurst with lots of other Sports activities...

Olympic Enrichment Program
On Tuesday 21st June, we were delighted to host Team GB athlete James Alaka at Elmhurst School who delivered a whole day Olympic Challenge to boys from all Key Stage 2 year groups. James is a former English Schools and British U23 100m Champion who has represented Great Britain at both 100m and 200m and was ranked at number 2 in Britain for 200m at the age of 22. After returning from serious injury and a three year period of study at the University of Washington, James is an athlete returning to his best form.

The Olympic Challenge was a day of activities around developing sprint technique, improving teamwork skills through running relays and learning how to jump for distance from a standing start. The boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves and all felt that they had gained a great experience from the day.

James sent us a message after the British Championships to let us know that he ran well but on this occasion was not able to achieve the qualification time for the Olympic Games in Brazil this summer. He will continue to work hard and perform to the best of his ability every time he is given the opportunity to run.

James Alaka inspired the Elmhurst boys to be determined to do their best in everything they do. He gave them an improved awareness of the importance of being fit and looking after ourselves and he gave the boys a great deal of enjoyment in the playground performing in the Olympic Challenge.

I would like to thank The Olympic Enrichment Program and James Alaka for coming to Elmhurst School and inspiring all of our boys. We wish James every success in his future Athletic endeavours. Please click here to view the photographs of the boys participating in the Olympic Challenge.

Please click here to read Albi's report on what he learnt from James Alaka.

ISA national Championships
Ashvin from Year 4, Temu from Year 5 and Henry from Year 6 travelled to Alexander Stadium in Birmingham for the ISA National Athletics finals, having qualified for their events by winning the London South regional event.

Temu had to perform first. After the long journey from South Croydon and a short warm up, Temu started the Year 5 High Jump competition with a confident first time clearance at 1m. He had to judge his jumps carefully as in the final he had only 7 jumps to achieve his best. He decided to miss the next height of 1m 05cm and go straight to 1m 10cm. He missed his first jump but cleared it on his second attempt. The competition at national level is fierce and so was the rain on this day. Temu continued to jump with confidence but the wet conditions favoured the boys who were able to use spikes for grip. Temu achieved a very commendable 5th place with a jump of 1m 15cm after his 7 jumps.

Henry was the next Elmhurst boy to compete. He performed in the Year 6 Cricket Ball throw and achieved 6th place with a throw of 51m. Ashvin had to wait almost the whole day in the relentless rain for the Year 4 Cricket Ball Throw as it was delayed twice. He eventually threw a very respectable 36m to achieve 7th place.

The Elmhurst boys’ contributions on the day assisted the London South Team in achieving an overall 3rd place. Well done to Henry, Temu and Ashvin and keep working to achieve your best!

- Mr Padfield 

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