Sport Round Up - 26 May | Epsom College
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Sport Round Up – 26 May

In Golf, Kris Kim (Year 10, Fayrer) continues his fantastic form. Kris’ exceptional talent is being recognised widely and he has just been unveiled as the first amateur in the world to be supported and sponsored by the CJ Group.

Earlier this week Kris and his U16 England Golf teammates secured an epic 16-8 victory over Spain and he is currently competing in the Brabazon Trophy at Sunningdale Golf Club with amateur players from all over the world. Despite being the youngest player in the tournament, Kris finished his first round in second place on 4 under par. We wish him luck for the rest of the tournament this weekend.

Watch a profile on Chris here


In Cricket the Girls’ 1st XI won in their annual T20 fixture against the MCC Ladies XI on a sunny afternoon this week. Epsom bowled and fielded excellently to restrict the MCC to 109 runs.  Epsom reached the target in the 19th over, with Ella Clinton (Upper Sixth, White) hitting the winning runs and finishing on 48 not out. Ella was awarded a commemorative cap by the MCC for her match-winning performance.

On Tuesday the Boys’ U15 played the round of 16 match of the InspireSport National One-Day Cup against The Leys School. Epsom bowled The Leys out for 91 off 34.2 overs – Nathan Farmer (Year 10, Robinson) 7-2-9-4; William Hamilton (Year 9, Propert) 7-1-15-3 – and then made light work of the chase reaching the total in 20 overs for the loss of two wickets.

On Wednesday the Girls’ U14 travelled to Ditton Fields to play KGS in the quarter-final of the Surrey Cup. Epsom posted a competitive 137 from 20 overs – Keira Johnson (Year 9, Rosebery) 50no – and then bowled very well to take 10 wickets to complete a 32-run victory.

Really competitive block fixtures this week against Cranleigh saw four wins and five losses. Star performers were Ben Berry (Year 11, Propert) with 65 for the 1st XI, Nathan Farmer with 63no and Jake Swinhoe (Year 10, Propert) with 5-12 for the U15As.

In the Lower School, there were three wins and a remarkable tie against St John’s, with half-centuries for Jack Mayo (Year 7, Wardroper) and William Britton (Glyn Hughes).

In the Girls’ matches, Cranleigh came out on top in the 1st and 2nd team matches, though the 2nds lost by just one run. The U13As won well, though, with Flora Howe (Year 8, Glyn Hughes) scoring 51no.

The Boys and Girls Tennis teams almost completed a clean sweep against Haileybury, with the Girls and Boys U15A and U14A teams both winning 9-0. There were two good wins out of three for the Lower School girls against Benenden, too.

In Athletics, six girls won their events at the St Mary’s Ascot meeting for Juniors and Inters – Francesca Weal (Year 8, Glyn Hughes), Emma Lord (Year 9, Murrell), Rosie Henderson (Year 9, White), Beth Boxall (Year 9, Murrell), Xanthe Radloff (Year 10, Murrell), Madeleine Selman (Year 10, White) and Florence White (Year 10, White), who won two events.

In January, the Target Rifle team returned to training on the Cadet Smallbore Target Rifle for the first time in eight years. As part of their training, they took part in the Staniforth Challenge, a national cadet competition, and a match that the College won in 2014 when we last entered it. With results now published, the team are hugely proud to be able to announce that they have won the Staniforth Challenge Trophy for 2023, making them Cadet Indoor National Champions.

The final results saw the team finish in both first and third place with scores of 732 and 708 respectively, either side of RGS Guildford in second place on 721. Particular congratulations to the winning IV of: Sgt L. Skingley, Cdt H. Hamlyn, Sgt A. Key and Cpl T. Maxwell Randeria, and we look forward to seeing the team move their cadet competition focus now to Schools’ Week in the summer.