ESAA Track and Field Cup, Regional Final Millfield

ESAA Track and Field Cup, Regional Final Millfield

On Wednesday 13th June fifteen year 9 and 10 boys travelled to Millfield to contest the regional, South West of England final of this year’s ESAA Track and Field Cup. Having won the Berkshire round emphatically at Palmer Park a number of weeks ago the team saw a couple of changes but still included excellent athletes across the board.  There were some incredible performances on the day.  With year 10’s Lio Owona and Ekene Ijeomah captaining the side they both lead by example and scored 50+ points each, with Lio winning the overall High Jump event and Ekene the 200m.  Year 9 sprinter Brandon Haynes ran the fastest TWBS 100m time in memory with a time of 11.6 seconds which is simply incredible and the team secured a number of other notable finishes in many other events. Unfortunately on the day the team fell short of qualification for the national final in Gateshead but the future is incredibly bright for TWBS athletics with almost 50% of the boys competing coming from year 9. There are still several opportunities for the Athletics boys to taste success this year with District finals and league events still to come.  Onwards and upwards, Uno Animo. Mr R...
U14 Cricket – County Cup ¼ Final success Vs Clares Court

U14 Cricket – County Cup ¼ Final success Vs Clares Court

This Under 14 cricket team is quickly making a name for itself.  As they entered the cup quarter final brimming with confidence from the so far unbeaten season there only ever looked like being one winner. Taking on Maidenhead’s finest from Clares Court school TWBS batted first and the opening pair of Josh Jayasingh and Charlie Dunnett looked assured and controlled at the crease. Josh eventually fell for 40 which brought Jordan Talia to the crease for a typically quick fire 20 runs at the end of the innings.  The mainstay was that man Charlie Dunnett again, who is steadily building himself an outrageous average for TWBS.  Having only been dismissed in the MCC game this season, he again batted the full 20 overs and all though dropped twice, he looked every bit like scoring his second century in a week for the school but finished on 93 not out. A class act. Windsor had set the visitors 162 to win off of their 20 overs and despite some excellent batting from the Clares Court opener, who finished on 75 not out, they never looked like challenging Windsor’s healthy total. The boys now have a quick turnaround for the semi final in which they will take on Eton College, away next Tuesday 19th June with a 2:30 start. Best of luck gents. Uno Animo. Mr R Gregory...
J14s (Year 9) race impressively at Blenheim and Walton Regattas!

J14s (Year 9) race impressively at Blenheim and Walton Regattas!

An excellent week’s training saw the Boat Club racing at two separate regattas this weekend. The logistics are always a challenge, but should never be the limiting factor – ‘do whatever it takes’ is the mind-set, and this weekend, like so much of the boat club’s activity, was a case in point. Friday night saw two trailers loaded, one to go off to Blenheim Palace Regatta in Oxford, and the other to go to Walton & Weybridge Regatta. Saturday morning saw the Walton trailer delivered at 4.30am, before heading off to Blenheim Palace for a 7.00am start – rowing and early mornings! Twenty year 9 boys were racing at Blenheim Palace Regatta, which is set in the grounds of the World Heritage site of Blenheim Palace, and place of birth for none-other than Winston Churchill.  The beautiful grounds are an impressive back drop to the regatta, and the lake is equally stunning.  The regatta is designed for crews who have not won races before, and so is an excellent and appropriate standard, which is often hard to find in rowing! The boys were great – unloading and rigging efficiently and with real understanding of what to do, before heading out to race in their respective semi-finals.  All four quads had separate semi-finals against the likes of Radley College to name but one of the opposition.  So it was impressive that three quads made it to the A final and then won the GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE medals on offer – an excellent display and a testament to the strength in depth of the squad. Well done to them! Mean while,...
U14 Cricket v LVS – 14.6.18

U14 Cricket v LVS – 14.6.18

Last Thursday TWBS won the toss and elected to bowl first.  Charlie Dunnett and Kaif Abdus-Samad opened the bowling on a dodgy wicket and soon had LVS in trouble with a couple of early wickets. The runs were kept down with some excellent fielding from Sam Healey and Aamir Farooq and the wickets continued to tumble with Josh Jayasingh bowling some big spin.  His partnership with Farooq behind the stumps worked well and resulted in three wickets for Jayasingh.  LVS were finally all out for a very reachable 109. Windsor opened the batting with Jayasingh and Farooq and their partnership continued with the bat as they put on 50 for the first wicket with Jayasingh ending up on 54*.  Jordan Talia came in at number four, hit a few sixes and finished on 40* as Windsor chased the score down to finish 110 for 2 wickets, with a few overs to spare. Mr D...
U14 Cricket vs Furze Platt – 5.6.18

U14 Cricket vs Furze Platt – 5.6.18

Windsor won the toss and decided to bat first against the local rivals Furze Platt. Their member of staff’s eyes lit up when he observed the quality of the pitch. He said “blimey this looks like Perth.” From the outset skipper Charlie Dunnett and Josh Jayasingha pounced on any inaccurate deliveries.  That was until Josh was a little early playing a shot through midwicket and was caught for 12.  Zain Ishaq then accompanied Charlie and the two built an impressive partnership. The boys ran superbly between the wickets and put pressure on the opposing fielders. The boys drove superbly to full length balls and cut and pulled those short of a length. Charlie in particular played some shots that would not look out of place in a textbook or in a County Championship match. The boys lost only one wicket and posted an outstanding total of 189 from their allotted 20 overs.  Zain finished on 53 not out, Charlie on 110 not out - the most complete innings I have seen at this level, he combined talent with patience in what was an unbelievable knock. The Maidenhead side now faced the daunting target of 190 to win. Jordan Talia opened the bowling and restricted their openers to very few scoring opportunities. The Windsor Boys fielded well and made the batsmen work for every run. Wickets slowly began to fall and the huge chase looked more and more out of grasp.  The Furze Platt number 3 batsmen Mr Dilly played some wonderful shots in his innings of 35.  He was then caught trying to play a huge shot over midwicket.  The...
TWBS Bowls Society Open Pairs Title goes to Kyle and Cameron!

TWBS Bowls Society Open Pairs Title goes to Kyle and Cameron!

Congratulations to Kyle Ferguson and Cameron Pinder of Year 10 who are this year’s TWBS Bowls Society Open Pairs Champions. A 6-0 result in their final game means that the boys win the league by 1 point, just pipping top seeds Louisa and Kira of the Newlands Girls’ School to the Title. The final league table is as follows: It has been a great year for the boys in the Bowls Society!  A total of 21 boys have played the game since its inception last year, six of whom have gone on to play fixtures for the Met Police Bowls Association, four of whom have since become paid up members of Desborough Bowls Club, with one continuing his membership of Iver Heath Bowls Club, and five have been invited to represent the county at U25 level alongside some excellent England U25 Internationals. With discussions currently taking place about forming a Berkshire Schools Bowls League with an initial four to five schools and a Berkshire Schools Singles competition commencing next year with TWBS Bowls Society and Desborough Bowls Club at the forefront, there is much to be excited about. For those students interested in taking part next year please come and see me in the Maths Department. Mr D...
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