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In what was glorious sunshine to start with, disrupted by some heavy rain and at one point hail, our first Saturday fixture of the term was successful.  We batted confidently in the middle order with Edo and Ramsay making a number of boundaries after Alexander and Leo fell early on.  Edo was unlucky to be dismissed on 25 but Ramsay batted assuredly to his half century before being retired.  

Other notable performances with the bat came from Ollie (20 from 21 balls) and Adley (16 from 12) both of whom were retired to make sure everyone got some time at the crease.  We posted a terrific total of 168 but Merchiston's bowling was good given they gave away just the 31 extras in 20 overs. The decision to have match tea in the sunshine was a poor one in hindsight as when we returned to begin fielding, the clouds gathered and just as we began to make some momentum by dismissing two of their players early on, the heavens opened and we made a dash for shelter in the trees.  When we came back on, the rain had got lighter but there was a very wet ball out there and a few boys without spikes, slipping around.   As the ball became difficult to control in the conditions, we took another rain delay only to find once we had all got inside, the rain had stopped and we could go back out just when we thought it would be an abandoned match. 

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Thank goodness we were able to finish the match as although Merchiston were not going to reach our total, they were doggedly determined to stay at the crease and played some very good blocks.  In came Ramsay for his one over of the game and his devastating bowling of 3 wickets in 6 balls took the game by the scruff of the neck and when Edward took their 10th wicket by LBW, it was all over.  

We won the match by 87 runs but there will be a stiffer test on Wednesday when we have the second of 3 fixtures against Merchiston and this time, they will have a stronger squad as many were off playing rugby at the weekend. Man of the match had to be Ramsay for his terrific 50* and his 3 wickets for 3 runs.  

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In what was glorious sunshine to start with, disrupted by some heavy rain and at one point hail, our first Saturday fixture of the term was successful.  We batted confidently in the middle order with Edo and Ramsay making a number of boundaries after Alexander and Leo fell early on.  Edo was unlucky to be dismissed on 25 but Ramsay batted assuredly to his half century before being retired.  

Other notable performances with the bat came from Ollie (20 from 21 balls) and Adley (16 from 12) both of whom were retired to make sure everyone got some time at the crease.  We posted a terrific total of 168 but Merchiston's bowling was good given they gave away just the 31 extras in 20 overs. The decision to have match tea in the sunshine was a poor one in hindsight as when we returned to begin fielding, the clouds gathered and just as we began to make some momentum by dismissing two of their players early on, the heavens opened and we made a dash for shelter in the trees.  When we came back on, the rain had got lighter but there was a very wet ball out there and a few boys without spikes, slipping around.   As the ball became difficult to control in the conditions, we took another rain delay only to find once we had all got inside, the rain had stopped and we could go back out just when we thought it would be an abandoned match. 

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Thank goodness we were able to finish the match as although Merchiston were not going to reach our total, they were doggedly determined to stay at the crease and played some very good blocks.  In came Ramsay for his one over of the game and his devastating bowling of 3 wickets in 6 balls took the game by the scruff of the neck and when Edward took their 10th wicket by LBW, it was all over.  

We won the match by 87 runs but there will be a stiffer test on Wednesday when we have the second of 3 fixtures against Merchiston and this time, they will have a stronger squad as many were off playing rugby at the weekend. Man of the match had to be Ramsay for his terrific 50* and his 3 wickets for 3 runs.  

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On Friday 26th April 30 children in Forms 6,7 and 8 attended the annual Prep School’s Orchestral Day hosted by FettesCollege. We were made very welcome as always and challenged with some interesting repertoire. Mr Pettingerworked with the different groups within the orchestra to really bring out the contrasting sonorities within the pieces and I think everyone who attended the concert at the end of the day was impressed with how much had been achieved in a very short space of time. Well done to everyone involved!

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On Friday 26th April 30 children in Forms 6,7 and 8 attended the annual Prep School’s Orchestral Day hosted by FettesCollege. We were made very welcome as always and challenged with some interesting repertoire. Mr Pettingerworked with the different groups within the orchestra to really bring out the contrasting sonorities within the pieces and I think everyone who attended the concert at the end of the day was impressed with how much had been achieved in a very short space of time. Well done to everyone involved!

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The Pre Prep were treated to an author’s visit. Molly Arbuthnot came to tell us all about her book, Oscar the Ferry Cat. Molly lost her real cat on a ferry crossing and the book follows what she thinks happened to Oscar. The children were engaged and asked really interesting questions about all the different characters that Oscar meets in the story, from Robert the Rat to Colin the Captain. What an interesting afternoon we all had!

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Form 4 arrived at Rock UK with great excitement and anticipation. They quickly made their beds and headed off to the swimming pool where lots of fun and games were had, including piggy in the middle and being pushed in! With dinner and a story in the evening they settled for the night. On Saturday we split into groups and took part in; open water canoeing, where the brave jumped into the freezing lake, climbing, low ropes, a zip wire and team building activities. All the staff were very proud of how the children supported each other and challenged themselves to face their fears. Sunday involved a beautiful hike in the hills where the children found a range of creatures, learnt about old settlements on the land and bonded with their friends. Everyone had a wonderful time and came back to school thriving from the experience.

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Having won the toss on what was initially a lovely day at Merchiston, Rory G elected to bat first. Despite losing Glen early in the first over Rory and Oli consolidated the innings, rotating the strike and building a solid partnership. This platform allowed for some powerful hitting from Seb and Cody, setting Merchiston 110 to win.

Glen took the new ball and gained revenge with his first ball, from then on Cargilfield were in control through a combination of accurate bowling and great fielding. The score before the rain interrupted was 54-6 off 18 overs and a great start to the season continues for the U11’s!

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Having won the toss on what was initially a lovely day at Merchiston, Rory G elected to bat first. Despite losing Glen early in the first over Rory and Oli consolidated the innings, rotating the strike and building a solid partnership. This platform allowed for some powerful hitting from Seb and Cody, setting Merchiston 110 to win.

Glen took the new ball and gained revenge with his first ball, from then on Cargilfield were in control through a combination of accurate bowling and great fielding. The score before the rain interrupted was 54-6 off 18 overs and a great start to the season continues for the U11’s!

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P1P made the most of the beautiful Spring sunshine this afternoon by going out into the grounds and drawing some of the lovely Spring time flowers we found. We looked at how the flowers were a range of colours. We had to look extremely carefully at each plant to draw it accurately. We counted the numbers of petals and looked at how the shapes of the petals and leaves were different on each type of plant.

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P1P made the most of the beautiful Spring sunshine this afternoon by going out into the grounds and drawing some of the lovely Spring time flowers we found. We looked at how the flowers were a range of colours. We had to look extremely carefully at each plant to draw it accurately. We counted the numbers of petals and looked at how the shapes of the petals and leaves were different on each type of plant.

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A fantastic second day for 7L at The Burn Scotland on their Geography and Science field trip. Lots of learning and exploring, studying the River Esk and coastal erosion at Montrose.

Many thanks to all at The Burn for looking after us so well. We look forward to returning in ten days’ time with another group!

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A fantastic second day for 7L at The Burn Scotland on their Geography and Science field trip. Lots of learning and exploring, studying the River Esk and coastal erosion at Montrose.

Many thanks to all at The Burn for looking after us so well. We look forward to returning in ten days’ time with another group!

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Wednesday’s opening fixture of the term did not tell us an awful lot if we are being honest, and so it was lovely to welcome our old sporting friends and rivals, Merchiston, on Saturday for our first home game of the season. Despite it being early on in the term, this would be much more of a test and give us an idea of the true strength of the side.

On what was a warm sunny start to the afternoon, Harry won the toss and chose to bat in what should have been a 30 over game. Having used the new all weather nets since the start of term, playing on a grass wicket for the first time proved a testing proposition for the batsmen of both teams; slow, low and with the odd ball misbehaving and rising sharply off a length or not bouncing at all, batting was not easy but players who got their head down, grafted and played each ball on its merit were rewarded.

Very quickly we were 16-3 and in some trouble. Jack and Max played down the wrong night line whilst Harry popped one gently back to the bowler; however, we do bat deep and it was the perfect opportunity early on in the season for others to contribute and score some runs.  As it was, scoring was not easy, but by batting sensibly and patiently, Todd and Jack S put on 31 for the 4th wicket getting us up to 50 and then Harry D came in and played some super shots to keep the scoreboard moving.

However, it was Jack S and Freddie who were the men of the day today: they both batted well, hung around and their shot selection was excellent; I was pleased to see the way the lower order knuckled down and we managed to score 106 despite the top order failing to deliver, although we still had seven overs left at the end which we did not use. A little disappointing, but given the conditions perhaps it was above par.

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What happened next was extraordinary: after six highly eventful overs Merchiston were 11-8 then all out for 24 at the start of the 10th over, the match was done and dusted and we had won by 82 runs. Quite extraordinary.

Vinjero had amazing figures of 4-1-7-5, Harry D took 3 wickets in his four over spell, and it was an incredible end to the game. Vinjero and Harry both bowled very straight and it was satisfying to see stumps broken again and again; the boys know my mantra, but bowling straight brings its rewards and both of them bowled outstandingly well today, fully deserving their splendid figures.

In addition, they were backed up by a brilliant catch in the covers, a run out and some really good fielding which helped the bowlers maintain the pressure on the batsmen. The sunshine did give way to some heavy rain which forced us off for twenty minutes, but there was no respite and it fell to Edward to take the final wicket.

An excellent result particularly since we did not bat all that well today. However, we bowled magnificently and we have a bowling attack which will trouble the very best sides, fast, accurate and with variation with some spin and left arm over. Next week we welcome St Mary’s on Wednesday before  heading down to Sedbergh early on Sunday morning for the annual 15/15 triangular along with Merchiston; lots of cricket and lots of opportunities for everyone to contribute to what is looking like a group of boys who really want to improve and work hard together.

Well played today. A good win and a super team effort. 

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Wednesday’s opening fixture of the term did not tell us an awful lot if we are being honest, and so it was lovely to welcome our old sporting friends and rivals, Merchiston, on Saturday for our first home game of the season. Despite it being early on in the term, this would be much more of a test and give us an idea of the true strength of the side.

On what was a warm sunny start to the afternoon, Harry won the toss and chose to bat in what should have been a 30 over game. Having used the new all weather nets since the start of term, playing on a grass wicket for the first time proved a testing proposition for the batsmen of both teams; slow, low and with the odd ball misbehaving and rising sharply off a length or not bouncing at all, batting was not easy but players who got their head down, grafted and played each ball on its merit were rewarded.

Very quickly we were 16-3 and in some trouble. Jack and Max played down the wrong night line whilst Harry popped one gently back to the bowler; however, we do bat deep and it was the perfect opportunity early on in the season for others to contribute and score some runs.  As it was, scoring was not easy, but by batting sensibly and patiently, Todd and Jack S put on 31 for the 4th wicket getting us up to 50 and then Harry D came in and played some super shots to keep the scoreboard moving.

However, it was Jack S and Freddie who were the men of the day today: they both batted well, hung around and their shot selection was excellent; I was pleased to see the way the lower order knuckled down and we managed to score 106 despite the top order failing to deliver, although we still had seven overs left at the end which we did not use. A little disappointing, but given the conditions perhaps it was above par.

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What happened next was extraordinary: after six highly eventful overs Merchiston were 11-8 then all out for 24 at the start of the 10th over, the match was done and dusted and we had won by 82 runs. Quite extraordinary.

Vinjero had amazing figures of 4-1-7-5, Harry D took 3 wickets in his four over spell, and it was an incredible end to the game. Vinjero and Harry both bowled very straight and it was satisfying to see stumps broken again and again; the boys know my mantra, but bowling straight brings its rewards and both of them bowled outstandingly well today, fully deserving their splendid figures.

In addition, they were backed up by a brilliant catch in the covers, a run out and some really good fielding which helped the bowlers maintain the pressure on the batsmen. The sunshine did give way to some heavy rain which forced us off for twenty minutes, but there was no respite and it fell to Edward to take the final wicket.

An excellent result particularly since we did not bat all that well today. However, we bowled magnificently and we have a bowling attack which will trouble the very best sides, fast, accurate and with variation with some spin and left arm over. Next week we welcome St Mary’s on Wednesday before  heading down to Sedbergh early on Sunday morning for the annual 15/15 triangular along with Merchiston; lots of cricket and lots of opportunities for everyone to contribute to what is looking like a group of boys who really want to improve and work hard together.

Well played today. A good win and a super team effort. 

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The nursery children have decided to support the Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity this term through their 'Oor Wullie' trail.  As part of this exciting initiative we had an 'oor wullie' sculpture delivered to nursery this week.  We have started to prepare the sculpture by sanding it down in preparation for painting, which begins next week!  The children are so excited about taking part in the 'Oor Wullie' trail' and can't wait to start decorating him.  If you'd like to find out some more information about the project go to www.oorwullie.com and take a look!

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A group of 20 excited children along with Mrs MacKenzie, Mr Murdoch and Cuan set off for Les Menuires during the first week of the Easter holidays for a week’s skiing. We were blessed with hot sunshine every day and fantastic ski conditions. The children had their lessons both in the morning and afternoon and had a hot lunch in between in the hotel which was on the slopes. Evenings were filled with swimming, bum boarding, the in-resort roller coaster, quizzes, crepes and much more and both the children and staff all seemed to have a great week. The next trip is already full so here’s hoping it is as much fun as this year’s trip.

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Click here for more photographs.

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