September 20, 2017
The summer has seen some significant successes for individual sporting pupils the School, such as Charlie Scott, 1st XI cricket captain, being selected to play for the MCC Schools’ XI against the English Schools Cricket Association at Lord’s on 30 August. The MCC side is selected from some 2500 schoolboy cricketers from the various school teams against whom the MCC play fixtures each summer, so it is tremendous achievement for Charlie to be recognised in this way, all the more so as it is the second year he has been selected. Charlie’s brother George, an OA, has played for the Middlesex Twenty/20 team this summer.
As part of the Shaftesbury Barnet Athletics Club team which won the U20 Clubs National final, Tom Fulton qualified to represent Great Britain at U20 level in the European Champions Clubs Cup in Brno, Czech Republic. Golfer Greg Hurley won the Letchworth Junior Open in July with a score of 4 under par over the 36 holes. That success lowered his handicap to scratch, and then in early August he won the Moor Park Junior Open, lowering his handicap to +1, something he had not expected to achieve this season.
In swimming Michael Ripper and Jude Liddiard have achieved significant distinctions representing City of St Albans Swimming Club. At the English Swimming National Finals, Michael won the gold medal in the U16 200m final and Jude won bronze in the same event.
Some of the School’s sporting successes have also been noted in the St Albans City and District Sports Awards at an event on 19 September. The U15A rugby team, which enjoyed an excellent run in the NatWest Plate competition, and Rebecca Parlour, who represented Wales in lacrosse, gained Recognition Awards, while Greg Hurley’s achievements in golf gained him a Young Elite Performer Award.