Our Year 6 girls cricket team won the IAPS competition at Rugby School last week. The girls won their group and then the final, going unbeaten at the Festival and displaying excellent batting, bowling and fielding skills. They played a range of schools including The Manor, The Blue Coats School, Spratton and Winchester House.
This was the first group of girls who played cricket in the school four years ago and this is the first time MKPS have won this competition – so it has been thrilling to see the progress the group has made.
On Tuesday our Year 6 boys played in the ISFA National Football Tournament at St George’s Park in Staffordshire. The boys performed brilliantly throughout the day, drawing against Shrewsbury and Highgate (who were the eventual runners up) and gaining wins agains Manchester Grammar and Gatehouse. Although not quite enough to qualify for the quarter finals, the boys demonstrated huge passion, competitiveness and determination throughout and performed with a very impressive attitude. A great team effort; we are all very proud of them at MKPS. Well done boys!
On 27th April, our U11 boys played in their first cricket fixture of the summer term. Our opposition was a very strong Bedford School side. Batting first, Bedford posted a competitive score of 100 from their 20 overs. Rushil returned figures of 3-14 from his 4 allotted overs. The run chase did not quite start as planned as we lost our first 3 wickets for just 26 runs.
However, the boys turned this around with some strong middle order batting, some brave running between the wickets and ended up reaching the required 101 with only 3 balls remaining, eventually winning the game by 3 wickets! Finlay was the top scoring player with 32. An excellent all round team performance and a fantastic start to the cricket season.
At MKPS on Wednesday, we held our 30th Annual U10 Indoor Boys Football Tournament. First held in 1992, this year we welcomed Swanbourne, Akeley Wood, Bedford Modern and Broughton Manor to compete. The boys had a very exciting afternoon of football with some very close matches and the tournament finished with Bedford Modern as runners-up, with Broughton Manor taking the winners’ trophy for 2022.
Thsi week the U11 Girls A & B teams played 7-aside netball against Bilton Grange at home. The games were very competitive and physical with some outstanding shooting and defending from both teams, with MKPS clinching convincing victories. A fabulous February afternoon of sport!
The annual and much anticipated Sports Tour has resumed this year – albeit on home turf, but the children moved onto football and netball training on day two (after an action-packed day at Alton Towers yesterday!)
The children enjoyed coaching in netball at the Armitage Centre where the Manchester Thunder Superleague Netball Team play and football at Manchester City’s impressive training grounds. Currently touring the Etihad Stadium, with matches to be played by both the footballers and netballers this evening!
Yesterday afternoon we hosted a 5-a-side Tournament here at MKPS. The visiting teams were Akeley Wood, Bedford Modern, Berkhamsted, Broughton Manor and Swanbourne. It was fast and furious with some brilliant manoeuvres and everyone played to their best advantage.
Following a thrilling semi-final between MKPS and Akeley Wood which ended in a sudden death finale, once again our very own MKPS U10 team were awarded the trophy!
Well done to all those who took part and thanks to all our visiting teams for joining us for this event.
This afternoon here at MK Prep we hosted our first U11 Netball Tournament. Both our A and B teams played matches against Winchester House, Akeley Wood, Swanbourne and The Manor House. There were some exciting moments and lots of brilliant team effort was put in by all sides. We’re delighted to announce that The Manor House were worthy runners-up to the winning team – our very own MKPS A team!
Thank you to all that took part and well done to all the players, staff and spectators – an excellent afternoon of sport.
Our U11A netball team stormed the group stages at the Winchester House Netball Tournament yesterday and finished as runners up overall! Our U11B team did us proud as well with a gallant effort from everyone. Well done girls! Thank you to Winchester House for hosting a great tournament.