U9 Swimming - 27th June 2017 - Denstone Prep v Yarlet School
Denstone Prep win 17 races to 13
On an overcast day the Under 9 swimming team was pleased to dive into the heated outdoor swimming pool of Yarlet School. Denstone Prep captained by Freddie H got off of to a winning start with Darcie and Christian recording wins in the Individual Medleys. This was quickly followed by further wins in the individual backstrokes for Daisy, Darcie, Cleo, Christian and Captain Freddie. The individual butterfly was up next and a 1-2 for Daisy and Isla added more points for Denstone Prep. In the individual breaststroke a 1-2 for Darcie and Phoebe and Freddie and Stan added to the individual win of Christian. Onto the individual front crawl, more wins from Isla and Darcie were added before the team backstroke saw a win for the combination of Isla, swimming 2 lengths, Su Shan and Darcie. The girls recorded their second team win in the team breastroke when Isla, Darcie, Su Shan and Phoebe combined together. A respectable second and third for both the girls and boys team medleys left Denstone Prep in a strong position going into the final front crawl relay. In a close race throughout, Denstone Prep was led off by Captain Freddie, before lengths from Cleo, Billy, Daisy, Stan, Darcie, Oscar, Christian, Su Shan, Matthew, Phoebe, Belle, Richard and finally Isla brought home the final win of the gala for Denstone Prep.
Swimmer of the gala: Captain Freddie
Rounders Match Report - 5th July 2017
Denstone Prep Under 11's:14 – St Bede's Under 11's: 7
The Under 11 rounders team had a victorious end to their sporting life at Denstone College Prep School with a sublime 14 – 7 victory over St Bede's.
Captain Tyra won the toss and put St Bede's into bat but a combination of Lola as bowler bowling to Amelia at backstop who caught and threw to Amber at first post saw the St Bede's batters stumped out time and time again. Further outstanding fielding from Sophie T at second post saw further St Bede's batters stumped at 2nd and excellent work from a combination of Faith, Celeste, Sophie H, Lexie and Pippa saw either batters run out at 3rd and 4th posts or limited to only half rounders.
Denstone College Prep then took up the batting. A combination of Georgina batting and Jess running saw the first ½ rounder scored and from there the runs kept coming. A further ½ rounder from Jess and Georgina along with scores from Lola (2½); Lexie (2); Amber (1); Sophie H (1); Amelia (2); Celeste (½); Faith (1); Sophie T (½); and Imogen ( ½) and 2 rounders from no balls gave the Under 11 girls a final victory in their last ever match as Year 6 girls at Denstone College Prep School.
To finish off their rounders season, the girls played a much more friendly version of the game with both teams mixed together as Denstone Prep and St Bede's took on Denstone Prep and St Bede's! This game was a much closer result with a narrow 12 – 10 victory to Denstone Prep and St Bede's playing against Denstone Prep and St Bede's. The girls of Lola (2), Amelia; (½); Georgina B (1½); Sophie T (2½); Lexie (½); and Amber (½) joined together along with St Bedes players who scored 4½ rounders between them to narrowly defeat the team of Celeste (1); Pippa (1); Sophie H (2½); Imogen; Tyra (½); Jess and Faith (½) and their St Bede's team mates.
This was a fitting end to the Under 11 girls sporting careers who have all represented themselves and the school so well on so many occasions. You’ll be missed girls but Denstone College Prep Schoo'ls loss is very much Denstone College's gain!
Girl of the Game: The entire team for their such wonderful attitude and teamwork and the glorious years of sport they have provided to Smallwood Manor/Denstone College Preparatory School.