Cranleigh Fives has quietly been on a very good run over recent years. Six National Finals and one National Championship in the last seven years represents huge success for the school particularly when pitted against the resources some of the schools we are competing with enjoy.
At the Prep School this term we have just come to the end of a very enjoyable and busy term on the Fives Courts which has seen us off to Highgate for the U13 Girls’ Nationals and the U13 Qualifiers, to Eton for the U13 Nationals and the U12 boys Nationals and finally to Harrow for the Prep Schools championships.
If success is to be measured by achievement then we have had a very good season with special mentioned going to Quinn H and Isaac C (Plate winner -13 National Finals, Q-finalists Prep Schools) and Ruby P and Matilda F (National finalists). Ruby and Matilda did exceptionally well to reach the final and lost by the narrowest of margins in a well contested final against Berkhamsted.
However, sport and Fives is not all about winning and I sincerely hope that every single one of the Fives players have enjoyed their time on court, improving their skills and embracing all the game has to offer in terms of sportsmanship and fair play.
Thank you to all the boys and girls for making it such an enjoyable and successful year and a special thank you also to my partner in crime Mr Thomas for all his help, support, time and good humour.