Surrey School Athletics Championships

Saturday 8th June was the Surrey School Athletics Championships and several Claremont pupils were selected to represent NE Surrey. It was an excellent day for Claremont pupils at Kingsmeadow. Surrey has some extremely talented athletes who go on to feature at the Inter Counties next week. Notable performances came from Brodie & Oscar who had to compete against boys a year older than them in the junior boy’s category – this is years 8 & 9.

Genna had high hopes in the 80m hurdles but unfortunately, this was not her day. Rachel battled hard to secure a place on the Surrey team by coming 3rd in the intermediate girl’s 1500m. Like most throwers, Lucas found the weather conditions hard in the intermediate boy’s javelin but finished 2nd overall. Jensen jumped an impressive 5m in the long jump but narrowly missed out on the medals. Lastly, Giles was the star of the show as year 8 beating year 9s in the junior boy’s javelin and winning overall. We wish all three the very best next weekend competing for Surrey at Saracens track in North London.


West Surrey Prep School Athletics

On Wednesday 12th June, pupils from years 7 and 8 represented Claremont at the West Surrey Prep School Athletics competition at Guildford Spectrum. The pupils made a fantastic effort and had some brilliant results, particularly Giles H coming 1st in the javelin, discus and shot put as well as Ella S coming 1st in the javelin and discus. We look forward to seeing Giles H, Ella S and Holly R represent West Surrey in the National Prep School Athletics Championship on the 3rd July in Birmingham.


U15B vs Glyn School

The U15B played their 1st match of the season against Glyn school. After winning the toss Claremont decided to bat and post a score, achieving 103 for the loss of seven wickets, which was probably 20 runs short of where they wanted to be. Oliver B scoring a very respectful 20. Glyn’s chased the score and ended with 105 for 5 off 15.2 overs. A very good performance by the boys on their 1st match.


U15B vs Mathew Arnold

The Claremont boys lost the toss and the opposition decided to bat first. Their captain is leading the way and scoring an impressive 60 not out, with a final total of 127 for 5 wickets. The game was interrupted with a 15-minute rain delay and then a reduction to a 15-overs match. Aaron R bowled really well with just only one over and figures of 2 wickets for 3 runs. Claremont batted well to start with and the 56 partnership of Felipe S and Hidde L was the highlight of the innings. Claremont end up with a total of 82 all out.

Well done CFC boys a very good team performance based on the opposition’s quality player deservedly scoring the majority of their team’s runs.


U12A girls vs Epsom

Choosing to bowl, the U12 girls held nothing back against Epsom, consistent bowling and some outstanding fielding meant after 6 overs as many wickets had fallen. Having said that, the bottom order played well with Claremont taking the last wicket in the 19th over, Epsom scoring 113.

With a big score to chase the team put out their best batting performance of the year so far, with every single player adding to the scorecard. In the 16th over with 7 wickets in hand the target was achieved.

The player of the match was Mia H retiring on 36 runs and bowling 7 – 4 – 3.0.


U13A girls vs Epsom

The U13 girls beat Epsom college by 2 wickets chasing down 108. Ella S looked unstoppable with the bat and built many partnerships scoring 40 with her best outing of the season so far. In the field the whole team pulled together with a few solid bowling performances, Elsie R consistent bowling giving nothing away.


U18A v Box Hill

The U18A team played their 2nd match of the season after 8 weeks of not picking up a bat or ball. After losing the coin toss, they set a very strong total of 212 /8 off 20 overs. Charlie F scoring a very healthy 42 backed up by 37 from captain Jack R and 37 from Luca A.

Box Hill School struggled to keep up with the 10.6 per over rate based on some very tidy bowling restricting them to a final total of 107/8 off 20 overs. Ben A led the winning attack with some strong bowling and figures of 15 for 3 off 4 overs.


U14A vs Salesian

What a finish to this low scoring thriller, captain Will H hitting the penultimate ball for six to drive Claremont to victory. Having restricted Salesian to a relatively attainable 127-8, the home team were indebted to the skipper’s 73 not out, well supported by Adam P (19) but essentially this was Heslop’s hour!

Claremont began with great intent, accurate and economical bowling pinning Salesian firmly in their crease. Two caught and bowled wickets for Felix D and a fine slip catch from Heslop were the highlights, though Salesian did accelerate in mid innings assisted by some sloppy fielding.

128 for victory looked achievable, but with Chester and Sam C departing cheaply, the innings needed stability, Adam P and Will providing the necessary clarity of thought. When both Adam and Felix were dismissed in consecutive balls the game hung in the balance, dwindling remaining overs, reduced to remaining balls, parent’s nerves shredded. Will power, Heslop heroics, five required from two remaining balls…what better way to crown a fantastic innings than by hitting a maximum? A quite brilliant game.


U13A vs Salesians

The U13A’s are a strong side but they met their match at Salesians this week. With a few of their strongest players missing it was time for some of the boys to step up and play to their best. There is no doubt that James A, Ally J and Charlie M gave their absolute all, but they came up against one of the strongest U13 cricket teams I have seen. Salesians batted first, and wickets fell regularly from accurate and consistent bowling, but the technical quality of shots from batsmen down as far as number 8 was outstanding and Salesians amassed a formidable 170 in twenty overs. In reply, our boys did their best but were faced with some very quick accurate bowling. This accounted quickly for the most confident Claremont batters and when the backup bowlers came on, it turned out that they were equally adept at bowling spin. Blake A was struck the ball well and is becoming extremely adept at sweeping all types of bowling, but aside from his tenacious innings this was a tough, but educational experience. The boys have now seen the standard to aim for and I hope it drives them on to improve.


U12A vs Salesian

The under 12A side competed admirably in a high-quality game at the picturesque West End Esher cricket ground. After posting a competitive 140 thanks to 39 from Hugo B and 25 each from Jack D & Zain S. Despite a late flurry of wickets from Dylan P & Locky W, some strong batting performances from the Salesian side ensured they chased down the target with 4 overs to go. Onto next week!


U14 Sister n Sport Girls Football

The U14 Girls Football team qualified for the National Sister n Sport ‘Final Four’ at Loughborough University. It was an extremely long day for the girls where they had to play a semi-final and then a final or the 3rd/4th place playoff. In the semi-final against Spalding High School, the girls grew in confidence throughout the game to become more assertive progressing the ball up the pitch to create more chances. We ended up losing the game 2-0 after conceding goals from set pieces. In the 3rd/ 4th playoff, the girls played against Redbourne School who proved to be tough opposition as they moved the ball incredibly well and made us work hard to play out of our half. We started to run out of steam and conceded goals from effective counter-attacking play which ended in 4-0 defeat. The girls should be incredibly proud to have reached the Final Four beating a number of great teams throughout the season. Well done to all the girls who never gave up and battled well in both games! Player of the match goes to Daisy G for stepping up to play in goal and making some top saves!


Congratulations to Tristan G for his participation in the Schools Golf competition at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, where he secured 4th place in the Stableford competition. Well done, Tristan!


As we approach the end of our tennis season, we reflect on the many highs and a few lows, but overall, it has been a successful and rewarding journey. Both the Surrey and LTA Leagues are concluding, marking the culmination of our hard work and dedication.

U/15 Girls’ Achievements

Our U/15 Girls played their final LTA League match earlier this week, triumphing over Fullbrook and securing the number one spot in their group stages. Congratulations to Linea P, Isabelle L, Daisy G, and Anna O for their outstanding performance.

Thanks to their excellent performance on Monday, the U/15 Girls will be facing Woldingham School in the Quarterfinals on Monday after school. Good luck to the team!

U/12 Girls’ Success

We would also like to extend our congratulations to the U/12 Girls for winning their group stages in the Surrey League. Well done to Alice B, Mia H, Arabella F, Maisie P for their remarkable achievement! The students will be playing in the semi finals playing against Wimbledon High School at St George’s College on Wednesday morning.

Road to Wimbledon Singles

This term, our focus has been on the Road to Wimbledon singles competition, organized by Mary Harper. The students competed in 1 x fast 4 matches. We want to congratulate every student who took part in the competition.



Winner: Year 7 Ben C

Runner-up: Year 8 Nathaniel R-T


Winner: Year 7 Alice B

Runner-up: Year 8 Jessica L

Outstanding performances by all students, with brilliant tennis displayed in the finals by both the girls and boys.