The cricket season has finally come to a close with a hugely successful set of results. There were some outstanding performances, most notably the 50no scored by Rohan B. His first ever half century scored in what will be his final age group representative school cricket fixture. But from Yr 7 to Yr 13, this has been a wonderful season with the pupils playing in regular friendly matches as well as county cup competitions.

This weekend was the largest weekend of cricket fixtures in the school’s history and I would therefore like to use this moment to thank all the staff and pupils who have taken part in all the fixtures and made this such a successful season. 

U13A v KGS

The 13A cricket team went up against a strong KGS team who after winning the toss put Claremont into bat who managed a healthy 97/8.

CFS then defended their total well with some excellent bowling and KGS eventually needing 4 off the final 4 balls. which they managed to do.

Stand out bowlers were Ally J- 4 overs 12 for 2 wickets and Archie W- 2 overs 13 for 2 wickets.


U13A v Cedars

Claremont U13A closed out the season with an enjoyable victory away at Cedars. On a steeply inclined pitch that left batters bewildered by the variance in bounce, some balls rearing off the green surface, others barely rising above the gradient, Claremont posted a challenging 149-8.

From 15-3, Josh (32) provided stability as others fell victim to the at times unplayable pitch, before Blake joined him, announcing his intent with a first ball six, adding the required momentum to the Claremont innings in his excellent 43. Lucas kept the run rate honest with some straight hitting after Josh had left one of the few straight balls bowled, the hosts battling to retain parity when bowling up the slope.

Cedars soon fell behind, unable to penetrate both the Claremont cordon or the significant weeds in the outfield, as Charlie (3), Giles, Ally, James, Archie, Blake, and Dexter imposed control. Claremont might have regretted four missed run out opportunities and saw a stunning catch by Lucas wiped off the scoresheet on a free-hit. It was left to Josh to bowl the penultimate over and he duly sent the crowd and his team-mates wild with his first ball, the Claremont total proving too steep, as Cedars declined to 85 all out.


14A v Cedars

The U14A played their final game of the season against Cedars school.

After winning the toss CFC decided to bat 1st and managed a mammoth total of 202/8 after reversing the batting order. Ash V scored 25 off 13 balls with some massive sixes. Will H scored a magnificent 50 not out off 17 balls.

The bowling was also reversed giving everyone an opportunity for the last game. Claremont restricted the opposition to 138/3.

A very enjoyable game unless you were one of the persons stuck in the bushes and woods for 20 minutes trying to find the constant balls being hit in there.


U12A v Cedars

The U12A side finished their season on a high with an impressive 7 wicket win vs Cedars School. The win was set up with an excellent bowling display, with 3 wickets from Nathan D and 2 each from Max S and Locky W. The total was then chased down with 9 overs to spare thanks to 20 not out from Jack D and 12 not out from Dylan P. Well done boys !

U15A v  Latymer

Finally a warm Saturday morning gave the girls a chance to enjoy playing a game rather than finding a way to keep warm. Batting first, the support they gave their batters created a wonderful atmosphere for the whole game and Skye W and Millie I duly rose to the occasion. All the girls kept the runs coming throughout the innings and the final score of 114 was a very competitive total. Following a traditional match tea, the girls set about defending their total with great promise, but despite creating chances, the opportunities just wouldn’t stick and Latymer were able to get into a strong position. However, the girls began to take wickets and the pressure began to mount. But unfortunately, the extras conceded allowed Latymer to finally reach the total in the 19th over. A really enjoyable game and one the girls could well have won. 

Player of the game – Skye for an excellent 31no opening the innings. 



Fantastic performances by Claremont at the Fencing Surrey Youth Team Championships resulted in two GOLD medals, two SILVER medals and three 4th places.

Monty S and Ella GF fenced on an Under 16  team with a boy from RGS Guildford and they won GOLD.

William N fenced on an Under 18 team with two boys from other clubs and won SILVER.

Freddie G fenced on an Under 14 team with two stronger fencers from Dream Fencing Club and won SILVER.

Arabella F, Yoojoo K and Matilda S fenced in the Under 14 event and finished 4th in a really tough event. (Matilda did brilliantly considering that she only started fencing in September last year).

Ella, Monty and Comet P – who couldn’t compete due to a twisted ankle – also deserve credit for the six BRONZE and one SILVER medals won by fencers from the Prep School, as they have been helping me run those classes for most of this year.

Sports Celebration Evening

As the school year comes to an end, the sports department hosted a celebration evening which we hope will now become an annual event.  George Edmondson, brother of our own Miss Edmondson, came along to present our awards and provided a really excellent speech, detailing his journey from schoolboy hopeful, to premier league footballer with his current team Ipswich Town. His words will hopefully resonate with our pupil body as he painted a picture of how dedication and a never give up attitude meant that doors were opened to him that were closed to others.

The night, as it should, belonged to the pupils and prise winners. Awards for players player and most improved were just some of the awards presented in the evening and the night culminated with the awards of Victor and Victrix Ludorum presented to Lauren Y and Laurence R, our best sports pupils of the year.

This was a really enjoyable and successful evening. All the sports staff we would like to thank everyone who gave their time to help organise this event, particularly to Mrs Tagg who really brought everything together and made the evening a success.