id1882-Ebbisham Final Report - 9th July

Written by Gordon Lester   

Final EBBISHAM Match Sunday 9th July at Woodcote

The weather was kind, the meeting was organised well by South London H, Kingston’s athletic team was the strongest on the day (again) winning and totally dominating the match by 27 points with 185 (our highest league point score ever) from Herne Hill 158, South London 135, Croydon 70, Guildford 87 and Epsom and Ewell 49. Despite our fabulous win in match 2 and 3, Herne Hill are the Ebbisham League Champions by ONE point with Kingston close 2nd.

Division 1 Final Table

HHH 16 pts

Kingston 15 pts

South London 10 pts

Guildford 9 pts

Epsom & E 3 pts

Therefore, joining Div 1 in 2018 (replacing Guildford and E&E) will be Sutton and Holland Sports.

Our amazing team on the day was:

U13s – Alfie Westley, Finnian Chang, Ned Rose, Thomas Darke, Tom Wilson, Sam Atkins, Charlie White, Ben Wylie.

U15s – Liam MacDonald, Freddy Crosby, Thomas White, Tarun Ramphul, Jaami Qureshi, Olly Wilson, Jack Dickson, Aaron Marlow, Sebastian Chang, Luca di Libero, Max Biddulph, Ben Wylie.

U11s – Ollie Cooke, Oscar Nicholas

U15 TRACK round up: By the end of the first track event we got a double win in the 80mH with Jack and Freddy (Jack just being available to have a go) won in 14.5 with Freddy in 15.4. Following on in the 100m Thomas broke the age group 100m club record with a sub 12 -11.8 in first and supporting in the B 100m, Tarun 2nd in 12.3 – which must be a season’s best. After the sprint boys shone, the middle-distance duo of Jack and Olly in the 800m couldn’t be beaten and ran 2.12.9 and 2.19.9 for the double. Jack had been competing in the English Schools that weekend so understandably needed to do just what he had to do (having claimed the Club record for 800m already in 2.04.0 earlier.) The U17s are gaining two fine distance athletes next year in this pair. Meanwhile, back to sprints: Tarun and Jaami sprinted fabulously in the 200m - for 1st in 24.9 with Jaami finishing a clear 2nd in the B in 25.2. (winning time was 25.0). Then we moved onto the 1500m where Max ran 4.55.9 (not a best for him) but claimed 3rd spot. We had no B athlete until our javelin thrower Sebastian, said he would fill in the space! And my hat goes off to him for running arduously in the heat for third place in the B. Between the pair they gave the team 8 valuable points. The penultimate track event is the 300m. It didn’t matter that there were only 4 athletes – it was a race between K&P V HHH – and we knew which team that was knocking on our heels. Thomas was entered as our B runner and Olly the A. They ran all four athletes together and Thomas winning the A in 40.6 – and intelligently by putting 100% into the final 120m. Olly too in 43.5 for the double win, finishing strongly in the final 100m. The final relay of 4 x 200m was blitzed in 1.44.2 – the fastest team all season won by 3 seconds (Liam, Thomas, Jaami and Tarun.) Croydon was absent – it was a day also for The London Youth Games, which may have been a strong factor for their absence.

U15 FIELD round up: OUTSTANDING Field results which lead to Kingston WINNING the double in all the field. First on was shot and Triple jump. Luca performed magnificently and achieved his personal best throw of the season for 1st in the A with 9.48m. A strong B thrower, seen on the track mostly, Thomas won with 8.90m. Really pleased for Luca that this throw happened here - he has been a stalwart athlete in the Ebbisham from U11s. Meanwhile across the track Aaron and Freddy were winning the TJ with 10.93m and 9.84m. Freddy disappointed as he has jumped well over 10m, but with a couple of no jumps, he intelligently jumped to still get 6 points. Aaron had hoped to jump over 11m, but I was thrilled as the TM. Next up was javelin and the skill of Aaron and Sebastian made it a double. With 34.12m (not far off from Aaron’s best) and 24.26m for a B win. Javelin standard in Surrey is high and the throws for both A & B were between 23.59m-34.12m. This left for our high jumpers of Liam and Freddy (on from his TJ) to fly high with 1.58m and 1.55m respectively. Both these heights are personal bests for these boys. Our field eventers were untouchable.

U13 TRACK round up: With 8 U13s, this was our highest representation out of all 3 matches and a lot of the team are still only first year athletes apart from Alfie and Ben (the latter only signed to the club the week before.) Alfie and Finnian in the 75h did 16.4 and 16.8 for 4th and 3rd. Promising sprinter Ned Rose ran a great 100m A in 13.8 for 3rd with Thomas Darke developing his speed for 5th in the B race in 15.1. Next up was the 800m, with Tom W running solely for 3rd in a creditable time of 2.28.4. Back to the sprints and Ned and Thomas were back together. Again, Ned was 3rd in an auspicious 28.9 with Thomas (who had been at Scout Camp all week in the heat) running for 5th in 31.1. Then the longest race happened, the 1500m and Charlie and Sam were back together. The winning time was 4.42.1…! well Charlie kept contact with the leader for the first lap then closed the gap with the 2nd athlete to finish 3rd in 5.02.0. Sam who had a successful mini marathon run that morning didn’t let himself or the team down and came 1st B athlete in 5.21.6. Both still have another year in U13s. The final relay the 4 x 200m, it had been a hot day and with tired legs, but the boys ran to 4th with 2.21.8. The team was Thomas, Tom, Finnian and Charlie.

U13 FIELD round up: High jump and Javelin were on at 1pm. Newcomer Ben Wylie, joining from Kestrels, as his mum felt he was probably not a bad athlete; high jumped to an amazing 1.40m for 2nd in his first outing. The winner did 1.45m so it was close. Charlie (1500m) cleared 1.15m for 2nd in the B. At the other end of the field, Alfie and Finnian were with the Javelin and Alfie was 3rd with a consistent 20.79m (throwing 20-22m all summer) and Finnian for 5th in 11.66 – not his season’s best this time but this score made the mark and got a result. The Long Jump duo of Ned and Ben experienced high standard of long jumping but for Kingston they produced two excellent jumps: Ned cleared 3.93m (winning jump 4.61m!) for 5th and Ben got 3.84m for 2nd in the B. In the final field of Discus, Finnian and Alfie partnered up again with Finnian having the edge in this battle over Alfie. He came 5th with 10.79m and Alfie 3rd in B with 10.53m.

U11s & All non-scoring: Great opportunity for any boy to gain the necessary experience of competition before the can be in the scoring U13s. Oscar Nicholas was in his first outing and ran 25.2 in the 150m and 2.13.9 in the 600m with 2.99m in LJ. Ollie Cooke 1.53.6 in 600m and impressive 3.71m in the LJ. Other notable ns LJ was Jaami Qureshi with 5.09m and 12.3 in 100m. Charlie White 29.3 200m. Tom Wilson 30.8. Liam MacDonald 12.5 in 100m.

I would like to say GOODBYE to our U15s: Thomas White, Freddy Crosby, Aaron Marlow, Luca di Libero, Tarun Ramphul, Olly Wilson, Jack Dickson and Max Biddulph who have competed in this league and to thank you personally for your support and enthusiasm and fab team work and results to really liven up the Ebbisham to make K & P a Championship team that HHH have not been able to beat in the last two matches, nor Croydon or South London! But I can say that our U17s will be phenomenal in 2018.

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Finally, to officials Frank Schubert, Susanne Dietrich, and parent helpers: Renzo di Libero, Richard White, Ulrike Chang and to Pat Logan who came along and mentored and made sure the boys were where they should have been. It has been a fantastic 2017 Ebbisham even though we lost out by 1 point in match score. We returned as Championship Holders and still left as Champions.


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