SVS Versus OS Netball 2023

Senior School
13 Mar 23

On Saturday 4th March, we were delighted to host the annual Worsfold Cup, which sees an OS Netball team pitted against the School’s 1st VII. It was fantastic to see so many parents, past-parents, grandparents and siblings supporting in the Sports Hall, including Nonnie Worsfold (Past Parent, Former Staff SVPS), after whom the Worsfold Cup was named and who kindly presented the Cup. Scarlett W (Upper Sixth), one of the School’s 1st VII wrote the following match report.

“With many of us playing in the same fixture last year, we knew how strong the OS team would be. Both teams started the game strongly, with the match going goal-for-goal for the first few minutes. The experience and knowledge of the OS girls allowed them to pull away from us in the first quarter, which ended 18-12 in their favour.

At this point we knew that we were still in the game and with some clever attacking and fantastic interceptions from Darcy H (Fifth Form) and Louisa Y (Upper Sixth), we kept up with the OS and managed to get the goal difference down to four, 27-23 to the OS at half-time. In the third quarter, the Old Suttonians played hard, and their quick passes and excellent shooting meant that they dominated this quarter. We managed to stay close, which gave us a chance to win in the last quarter.

Down by five goals but still determined to pull the game back, we played fast, controlled Netball. With Annie M (Upper Sixth), Elizabeth M (Fifth Form) and Rose P (Upper Sixth) controlling our play in the centre court, we moved the ball with pace into Louisa and myself in the D and managed to score on our centre passes. With some quick turnovers from Caitlin C (Fifth Form) and Charlotte W (Upper Sixth), we converted many of the OS centre passes into attacking opportunities. This meant that with 45 seconds to go, the score was level for the first time since the start of the first quarter, 45-45. The experience and quick thinking of the OS team allowed them to play the ball around the D and take their final shot right before the whistle. This left the game 46-45 to the Old Suttonians.

It was an excellent match and we had amazing support from the many people who came to watch. Thank you to the OS team who continue to be a formidable opposition that many of the first team are looking forward to joining in the future.”

After a brief thanks by Douglas Horner (1962 M) and the presentation of the cup, everyone enjoyed match tea in TC’s. We would like to thank Lydia Davies (2015 H) and Phoebe Aucamp (2019 C, Staff 2022-) for all their help in recruiting and organising the OS team and Kelly McConnachie for organising the School’s 1st VII.

OS team: Phoebe Aucamp (2019 C, Staff 2022-), Victoria Barnden (2015 H), Jenna Boltman (2020 H), Ella Carter (2020 H), Charlotte Crouch (2014 L), Lydia Davies (2015 H), Katie Latter (2016 F, Staff 2020-), Annabel Mansfield (2020 C), Elizabeth Miles (2014 H) and Kate Woodford (2019 C).