On the 7th March, the 1st VII netball team welcomed the Old Suttonians in their annual battle for the Worsfold Cup.
Having lost out to the 1st VII last year, the OS were keen to regain their crown and brought a strong team, with players ranging from 2012 to 2018 leavers.
Ella Carter (Upper Sixth), the 1st VII captain, reports on the events of the game:
“With a lovely turn out of spectators, the game started off very even, with the OS settling quickly back into the game and making very few mistakes. Nearly every centre led straight to a goal, so it was a close score of 10-11 at the end of the first quarter. We broke their centre early in the second quarter, and this meant we were completely even, with some tough battles between the centre court players. With a score of 22-22 at half-time, we were hoping the Old Suttonians fitness would be slowly declining, but it was, in fact, the opposite. The OS defence started picking off our balls into the D, and their goal attack never missed a shot, although our defence put up a good fight. They took it away in the final quarter, winning 36-48 but it was a very heavy scoring match, so huge congratulations to the shooters from both sides.“
As part of the presentation, Ella Carter was magnanimous in defeat and thanked the Old Suttonians for coming back to School to play. We were delighted to have Naomi Worsfold (SVPS Staff 1983-2010), who had originally donated the cup in 1995, on hand to present the trophy to the OS Captain, Lydia Davies (2015 H). It proved all the more meaningful as she had taught Lydia, along with three other members of the OS team whilst they were at SVPS in the mid-2000s.
Our thanks go to everyone who came along to watch the game, but especially to the OS team – Emelia Bonny (2018 H), Aimee Burnham (2011 H), Charlotte Crouch (2014 L), Hannah Davies (2015 H), Lydia Davies (2015 H), Emily Finch (2017 L) and Elena Sagrott (2013 F).