09 May 2022
Sport Update w/ending 8th May

Cricket

On Saturday morning we welcomed Gordonstoun to a sunny Countesswells for what turned out to be a very keenly contested S3/4 match over 20 overs with RGC winning by 15 runs. The RGC team batted first and made a very modest 82, with 'extras' contributing significantly to this score. In reply, our bowlers bowled very tidily with Shan, Pankaj and Flo A being the pick. The match became close at the end but the nerve was held. This was the team’s first win and perhaps most notable for having a brother and sister representing RGC in the same cricket team, Flo and Alex A both contributing significantly.

S1 and S2 up joined to play a mixed inter-House competition. Blackfriars/Collyhill were victorious with 63 overcoming 56 from Sillerton/Straloch. The winners only had 5 wickets taken ( -20 ) whereas Sillerton/Straloch had 10 ( - 40 ). A really enjoyable morning for all.

Tennis

On Thursday the S1 and S2 boys tennis team travelled down to George Watson’s College in Edinburgh to play in their first National Cup fixture. All the matches were keenly contested with a great performance from Kevin S (S1), winning his singles match and also his doubles match with partner Oran M (S1). All members of the team showed real skill and determination with many long rallies. This was a great beginning for a team which will grow stronger for the experience. The final score was RGC 2 - George Watsons 4.

What a brilliant P6 & P7 tennis fixture we had against Gordonstoun on Saturday morning at Countesswells. All the matches were played very enthusiastically by both schools with RGC just managing to win a few more matches with some heavy groundstrokes. The final score RGC 11 Gordonstoun 4. The senior teams also had a very close match away at Gordonstoun in the S1 to S3 age teams. All players started with doubles matches and there were some fantastic, all court rallies with many tight matches. The singles followed with all players putting in a maximum effort for their school. Final score RGC 19 Gordonstoun 23.

Well done to everyone who played in a great spirit of friendly competition.

Athletics

We had an excellent turnout of pupils for the Aberdeen Amateur Athletics Primary School Meet at Aberdeen Sports Village on Saturday morning. Pupils from P4 through to P7 took part and Miss Stephen and Mrs Roberts were incredibly impressed by the amount of effort all of our pupils gave. Many of them had never competed in such an event before so it was a great experience for them. Our placings were as follows:

P5 boys 100m: Finlay 2nd

P5 girls 800m: Anika 3rd

P6 girls 100m: Katy R 1st

P6 girls 800m: Katy R 1st , Isla 3rd

P6 boys 100m: Kosi 2nd

P7 boys long jump: Toyosi 3rd

P7 boys 800m: Austin 3rd

P7 girls shot put: Ines 2nd

P6/7 girls relay: 3rd - Katy R, Katy L, Ines and Isla

P7 boys relay: 1st - Roosevelt, Toyosi, Cameron and Austin

At Countesswells on Saturday morning we held a P6-S3 Athletics fun competition with pupils competing in high jump, long jump, shot put, 100, 800m and relay races. We are looking forward to holding a similar event next Saturday.

Team of the Week

Congratulations to our TOTW for this week. S3/4 Cricket for a good win, if narrow, over Gordonstoun. Chasing 82 to win, we bowled them all out for 71. This was a great boost for all the players involved.

Sporting Achievements Out With School

Congratulations S3 pupil, Michael Mc, who has been selected as part of the U16 Scottish Alpine Ski Team 2022/23. Well done to Michael on this fantastic achievement.