Well done to our U12 and U13 athletes who competed in the English Schools Athletics on Monday. The team finished 6th overall with some amazing performances in both track and field. Congratulations to Thea H who came 2nd in shotput, Holly R who came 1st in javelin, Eloise who came 2nd in 800m and the team relay who finished first overall.



Saturday’s fixtures

Despite everyone’s best efforts, Saturday’s fixtures were decimated by the rain with 7 of the 10 games abandoned and the 3 remaining games making certain all the pupils were given a good soaking. However, despite this, some remarkable performances were achieved, and the competitive level of the games shows how much progress is being made in this sport.

One incredible double event did take place on Saturday, but unfortunately in two abandoned games. Two pupils achieved the incredible feet of taking a hat-trick.

Ally J for the U13A team reduced Halliford to 6-3 before the rain came. And not to be outdone, Barnaby M for the U12C team did the same thing to Whitgift. Despite the early finish to both games, I hope the boys remember these moments for their whole cricketing lives as taking a hat-trick is rarer than a hole-in-one in golf! An amazing achievement for both boys.

On to the final weekend of the school cricket season, where the boys play Cedars and the girls play Latimer. This is the first full-block weekend we have played as a school in a cricket season and I wish everyone the best of luck and hope we can finish off the season with some equally impressive performances as was the case last weekend.

U15B v Howard of Effingham

The U15B played their second match this week and before the game started, they concentrated on practicing just catching.

After winning the coin toss Claremont decided to bat and with some very tidy batting posted a competitive score of 116/6 off 20 overs. Highlight was Sam Finch scoring 42 and Hidde Lootens 19 with a partnership of 70 runs.

Howard of Effingham was very edgy with the bat to start with and lost a wicket in the 1st over.  Then the next two batters settled in and chased down the score set in 15 overs. Claremont dropped a total of 12 catches which didn’t help them applying any real pressure on the opposition.

Even more catching practice boys!

U12A v Halliford

An entertaining dance around the showers, as Claremont U12As won a fun match against Halliford. Openers Jack D and Maxi S set the tone, swiftly building a 52 run partnership, before two quick wickets looked to bring the visitors back into the game. With no retirements agreed for the match, Oscar I led the charge, his dominant 52, including an 89 run partnership with Maxi, leading Claremont to a robust 168.

Wickets were shared, Oscar, Zain and Will C bagging two apiece, with some superb fielding resulting in three run outs, Claremont hitting the stumps directly with almost every throw.

With weather puns galore on offer, the four cast was for wickets to rain, and they did so just in time before the heavens truly opened. Claremont stole the thunder by 36 runs with ten balls to spare, the players are now off to the nearest coconut shy to celebrate!

POM: Oscar I


U14A v KGS

Summer finally arrived on a gorgeous afternoon at KGS in an enjoyable game. Claremont batted first, with Alyssa J and Emma D leading the way. Regular wickets hampered CFC progress however, KGS bowling consistently straight and accurately. Alyssa, Emma and Jade all made double figures, but the lower order fell away to leave CFC defending a modest 87.

KGS reached the target after just 13 overs, something of a surprise, as CFC bowled tightly for the most part. Extras as ever played a significant part, almost half the KGS total was gifted in wides and no balls. CFC took 5 wickets, with Alyssa and Chloe bagging two apiece, the undoubted highlight, was a brilliant catch by Chloe, deep on the square leg boundary, the ball hanging in the azure sky for an age, the team ecstatic, Chloe’s beaming smile the perfect metaphor for a delightful match.

POM – Alyssa


U14A v KGS

The U14A won their match against KGS in style with quality batting and bowling.

William H scored 51 not out off 24 balls and Sam C was 50 not out as well. Claremont’s end score was 152/3 off 20 overs.

CFC’s bowling was very tight putting pressure on the opposition batters, after 5 overs the score was 23/5 wickets. The final opposition’s total was 106/10 in the 17th over. The pick of the bowlers was William H 12/3 off 3 overs, along with Oliver P 3/2 off 2 overs.


U15A v KGS

The U15A had a really good game chasing KGS score of 177/6 and managed a very respectable run chase coming short with a total of146/6 and were after 6 overs in the power play 48/2 so they were up with the run rate.

Rohan B scored with the bat 34 and retired injured and Eshan B batted well with 29 runs.

An excellent game even though CFC lost, and their performance was outstanding.


U18A v KGS

The 1st team were coming off a fantastic performance last week. This was not the case against KGS who were immaculate in their bowling and fielding who managed to restrict Claremont to 81/8.

Will H and Charles F both batted well, scoring 19 each.

The opposition set off chasing the target and managed this in 11.5 overs.

The pick of CFC bowlers was Charles F with 2 wickets.



LTA Tennis Quarterfinals

Our U/15 Girls’ tennis team played in the LTA U/15 Tennis Quarterfinals against Woldingham. The girls showcased beautiful long rallies with amazing volleys at the net, moving the Woldingham players and making them work hard for every point. The matches were evenly matched, with most ending in a deuce, but unfortunately, our team lost the final points.

Despite the defeat, the girls put in an outstanding effort and demonstrated exceptional skill and determination. They really gave the Woldingham students a good challenge.

Well done to Isabella L, Lauralie Flagg F, Poppy M, and Daisy G for their excellent performance and sportsmanship!


On Tuesday the U13 boys tennis squad travelled to City of London Freeman’s for another round of LTA. It was an incredibly balanced round of singles matches with two wins for Claremont and two wins for Freemans, which made for exciting viewing as both teams entered the doubles round with even chances. Ben and Nathaniel stole a quick win in their doubles match and then watched on as Leo and Charlie battled tiebreak after tiebreak, which ended in a loss for Claremont. This meant that we finished with a draw overall, resulting in a shootout match being played. In the end, Claremont just missed out on the victory with a loss of 8-10. Overall, a very close match and excellent tennis on display from both schools.

Surrey Tennis Semi-Finals

Our U/12 Girls took part in the Surrey semi-finals hosted by St George’s College on Wednesday morning. Facing Wimbledon High School in the semi-finals, the students played 2 sets of fast 4. The girls fought hard for every point and showcased some excellent shots. Despite their determined effort, Wimbledon ultimately won the match.

Well done to Alice B, Mia H, Arabella F, and Maisie P for their hard work and perseverance!