MAT Sports Day 2019

Mixed Rounders
We started off with our toughest game against a strong Wickersley team, a few nervous batting moments meant we only scored 4 rounders in the first innings giving us a big job to do in the field. Some brilliant bowling from Fayzaan and some great control of the field by Billie Jo meant we limited them to 5 rounders just loosing out. Next up was Thrybergh, who had some excellent batting, Neve and Boris with some worldy catches limited their score and we managed to match it. Some excellent batting from Patrik, Boris and Ahmed!

The 3rd game saw us play Gainsborough, our best game yet. Amazing bating from everyone saw us set a big score of 8.5 rounders to catch. Gainsborough no chance with some brilliant fielding and decision making, they managed to get 2!
4th and final game saw us beat rivals Rawmarsh, a comfortable 6-3 win with a really well rounded performance from all the team. I think if we had played Wickersley after the first couple we would have beat them too. A fantastic morning and plenty of points on the board! 

Abigail Foord
Lewis Richardson
Fayzaan Hussain
Ahmed Kassim
Boris Abaffy
Neve Gaughan
Alex Gujdova
Patrik Sevcik
Billie Jo Bagley
Ismaeel Issac

Some excellent performances in the afternoon at athletics:
Ahmed Kassim- Very impressive 3rd place in the 1500m race
Billie Jo- 3rd in long jump, 2nd in 100m and excellent relay performance
Brett Baldwin- 2nd in 800m
Alex- 1st discus 2nd Javelin Chisom- 2nd 200m
Patrik S- 2nd in 100m and excellent 2nd in relay
Daniel Ak- 4th in javelin
James Fereday, Boris, Patrik and Lewis- nail-biting 2nd in relayAldisa- 4th 800m

We could not be prouder of this group of students, really turned up on the day, represented Clifton with pride and all were outstanding! Please share their successes with the rest of the form, it meant a lot to them yesterday and they deserve to be recognized!

Year 10 Sporting Heroes
We went to Rawmarsh to play mixed Rounders against the other schools in the MAT. Throughout the morning the team were supportive of each other and put in some amazing performances, especially against Thrybergh & Gainsborough. We narrowly missed out by half a rounder to Rawmarsh who went on to win the group. Star performances in batting came from Omar, Kashif & Sathurja. Zanerrah’s consistent bowling always gave the opposition a head ache, but star of the morning was Isbah, who took some unbelievable catches and worked excellently with Nader to get the ball to second base. The whole team were a credit to themselves & all of us, so please give them a huge well done when you see them;
Zanerrah Sathurja Isbah Taylor Ellie Omar Kashif Nader Danny

In the afternoon, our Athletes built on the solid foundation of points provided by the Rounders players in the morning. Reece, does what Reece does, and smashed the Discus, coming first. Roland was absolutely rapid, finishing a close 2nd in the 100m, Luke showed determination and resilience to also finish 2nd in the 800m, And the girls were just the same, Taylor winning the shot, Isbah 2nd in Javelin, Ellie finishing top 3 in the Long jump, the same for Sathurja in the 100m & 200m, Special mention to Zanerrah who challenged brilliantly in the 800m, after a long morning of Rounders & Leah who was an absolute asset in the relay.

Year 8 Round Up
Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking the year 8 mixed rounders team to sports day after a difficult first game against Wickersley the team was in high spirits and ready for the next one. The team improved every game getting better and better within each match they played but the stand out performance was the last game in which we won the Rawmarsh convincing-looking like a totally different side with a great team performance. Stand out performers were Alisha Hussain on second base who’s brilliant catching preventing many half rounders being score. Also Phoebe Roberts at backstop backwards catch. Thirdly Wahleed Iqbal and Liam Cockle which some impressive batting. and Finally Lailaa Bostan for her consistently brilliant bowling.

Below are the list of students which did themselves and Clifton very proud; Wahleed Iqbal Charlie Wilson Adyan Ashraf Alisha Hussain Liam Cockle Leyla Hart Phoebe Roberts Lailaa Bostan Gejza Macko Isa Karim Mushtaba Nadeem.

Now onto the athletics in which the year 8 also did really well gaining Clifton some vital points. Every student who took part in year 8 gained Clifton some points. But some stand out performers in the track events were;
Natalie Racova- First in the 100m and 2nd in the 200m
Daniel Gilak- 4th in the 800m 
Wahleed Iqbal 4th in the 100m
Mckenzie Dungworth 5th in the very competitive 100m 
Kyle Roberts and Mason Shaw both doing extremely well in the throwing events

Well done to everyone who represented Clifton school.