Sports Summary – Week Beginning 25 November

Fencing

The U13 team entertained Humphry Davy School for the return fixture and the match was exciting, going hit for hit. Going in to the last bout, Truro School had 12 hits to find to Humphry Davy’s 5. Luke Haynes (captain) fought carefully levelling the score to 44–44. The last hit saw a clash of blades and a chance hit landed for the away team, who snatched the victory.

 

At the Millfield BSC U17 event, C. Maxwell claimed gold with M. Chart silver. In the boys’ event, W. Deary took gold and J. Craze claimed silver. A. Boote finished in the last 32 with L. Haynes and S. Boorne finishing in the top 64.

 

Lucy Jupp
Fencing Coach


Football

Friday 22 November

 

West Cornwall U12s 5 A-Side Tournament
Truro School held the annual tournament in the new SBASC, where eight schools attended in great spirit. Truro won their first game 3–2 after coming back from 2–0 down against Falmouth. The second game saw Truro draw with Richard Lander 1–1. In the final group stage, Truro won 4–0 to progress to the Quarter Finals. Unfortunately, Truro played the eventual winners Redruth, who beat them 2–0.

 

Glynn Hooper
Football Coach


Golf

Thursday 21 November

 

HMC Foursomes Competition South West Region Round 2, Okehampton Golf Club

 

Truro School 3–0 Sherborne School
C. Davidson and M. McKelvey Won 6 and 4
A. Kumar and A. Kumaravel Won 6 and 4
J. Wirth and D. Morton Won 2 Up

Truro had an emphatic win over Sherborne School in the second round of the HMC Foursomes competition. The first two pairings were always ahead in their matches and quickly opened up four hole leads over their opponents. Final pairing of J. Wirth and D. Morton had an up and down battle but won three of the last four holes to ensure a clean sweep for Truro. Given the fact that both teams had a similar range of handicaps, it is quite clear that Truro School’s golfers are punching above their weight. We now play Canford School in the regional semi-final after the Christmas break.

 

Ian Kenyon
Head of Golf


Hockey

U18 Girls Indoor County Tournament
Truro College Loss – 1:2
Truro High Loss – 1:3

Truro School took their time adapting to the fast and 5-a-side format of the indoor game. Despite the results, all involved thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and loved the opportunity to play a competitive match in the new Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre.

 

U14 Girls Regional Tournament
Godolphin School Draw – 0:0
Exeter School Loss – 2:0
Dean Close Loss 7:0

Despite the score line, and the early start (5:30am), the girls competed admirably in all their games. It was an introduction to the 11-a-side game for many of the squad, and the experience will provide a foundation for future development.

 

U13B and U12B v Penryn College
Two wins and much to praise about these two teams. Their play is beginning to benefit from shape and structure. Their hitting continues to improve, and goals are never in short supply.

 

Plymouth College
U12 Win – 3:1
U13 Win 4:2
U15 Loss – 0:1
U18 Loss – 1:2

This annual block fixture was enjoyed by all, and furiously competitive. As the results suggest, all the games were tight affairs, and the teams were separated by moments of individual skill.

Jonathan Lewis

Teacher of PE/Girls’ Games


Rugby

Wednesday 20 November

 

The 1st XV played at Torquay Boys Grammar School in the Nat West U18 Cup Round 4 match, winning comfortably 42–12. The highlight of the game was undoubtedly the five tries scored by right winger T. Robinson. Tries were also scored by O. Williams, N. Warren and J. Gleadowe. Truro now play at Exeter School in Round 5.

 

The 2nd XV hosted Cornwall College 1st XV in the Cornwall U18 league and had a comprehensive 70–5 victory to remain at the top of the league.

 

The U13s made the long journey to Bridgend in South Wales to play Brynteg in the School Sport National Cup. In a very tight game, the hosts just edged Truro out with two late scores to win 24–14. This was the sternest test to date for the Truro boys and many positives were taken from the game.

 

Our U12B team lost 45–33 to a strong Fowey School A team, whilst the U14B won 22–17 against Fowey A and the U15B team won 44–34 against Fowey A.

 

Saturday 23 November

 

On Saturday we had several fixtures against Shebbear College from North Devon. The 2nd XV played Shebbear 1st XV and earned a good 26–17 victory with tries by C. Vroon, T. Robinson and G. Parry. In the other away fixture, the U15B team played Shebbear U15A team, winning 78–0.

 

In the two home games, the U13s comprehensively defeated a previously unbeaten Shebbear U13 side 71–0. The U14B team played Shebbear U14A and won 27–19.

 

Under 15 County News
Eight of Truro School’s U15 side have progressed to the final stages of the Cornwall county team selection process. Congratulations go to R. Heard, J. May, S. Riley, R. Warren, W. Hooper, P. Venton, J. Elderkin and J. Smart.

 

Graham Whitmore
Director of Sport


 

Tennis

 

Wednesday 20 November

 

Senior Boys vs Callington, Callington

 

Truro School had a good win, 10-2. J. Holmes and I. Barrow both had good singles and doubles wins.

 

Senior Boys vs Exeter College, Callington

 

Disappointing loss, 10-2, in spite of some very good tennis being played. B. Vulliamy played some superb tennis to beat a higher ranked player 6-1.

 

Senior Mixed Doubles vs Exeter College, Callington

8 -0, loss. All enjoyed their two mixed double rubber, against strong opponents. Some good tennis was played.

 

Claire Bennett

Tennis Coach