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FROM THE ARCHIVES

Mr and Mrs Milne were congratulated on their marriage .
The senior play was Dickens ’ “ A Christmas Carol ”. The junior play was “ Elements of Darkness ” and there was also a girls ’ play “ A Girls ’ Night Out ” written and directed by Mrs Peacock .
Daniel Johnston ( 88-95 ) and Neil Hill ( 90-95 ) were third in the Observer Mace Northern Final for Debating .
Fiona Clancy ( 89-97 ), Jenny Richardson 90-97 ), Fiona Taylor ( 90-97 ) and Charlotte Allen ( 92- 97 ) won 1st Prize in the Royal Society of Television awards for a video film .
The Rugby XV season , captained by Neil Hill ( 90- 95 ), fell somewhat short of a vintage year , apparently owed in part to the effects of co-education and a smaller pool of boys to choose from . Richard Poskitt ( 93-98 ) and Chris Kendra ( 91-98 ) played for the Yorkshire U15XV .
The Cricket XI had an excellent season with 12 wins . Nine batsmen scored half centuries and the Captain , Matthew Stacey ( 89-96 ), scored 958 runs . Paul Mouncey ( 88-98 ) played for the England U15 XI .
The Girls ’ U15 Hockey XI reached the last 16 in the National Schools ’ Championship and several girls represented Humberside ( Jane Luckett ( 88-96 ) – U16 , Emma Rawson ( 90-99 ), Katie Southcott ( 89-99 ), Sally Rook ( 88-99 ) and Stephanie Jackson ( 92-99 ) – U14 ) and East Riding ( Gemma Harrison ( 88-97 ) and Amy Bean ( 90-97 )).
In Boy ’ s Hockey , Matthew Truman ( 86-95 ) played for Yorkshire U18 XI and Ben Bryden ( 91-96 ) and Jonathan Flint ( 88-95 ) for Central Districts .
The U14 and U13 Boys ’ Tennis teams won their respective York and District Leagues . The Girls ’ U13 VI reached the North-East final of the Midland Bank Tournament .
The Junior School Cricket VI retained the Brontë House Trophy and the 6-a-side soccer team won the Market Weighton Trophy .
The Boys ’ Rugby and Girls ‘ Hockey teams toured Canada . There were also skiing trips to Valloire , exchanges and working parties in Lyon , Paris and Burgundy , a retreat in Alnwick , expeditions to Wales , the Lake District and the Peak District , CCF camps and training in Keswick , RAF Leeming and St Martin ’ s Plain , the Three Mountains Challenge , a coast to coast mountain-biking trek and a White Rose Walk .

OP SPORT

PIXIES REPORTS 2020
Pixies fail to Bury-Thorpe Pocklington Pixies vs Burythorpe , T20 played at Bishop Wilton , 14 August 2020
The Pocklington Pixies took to the field in their first game of the season , following cancellation of all local fixtures and the annual tour to Sussex & Kent , due to the lockdown . Equally , it was the first game back following the death of Pixie legend Malcolm Milne ; the players held a moment of applause before the game to remember his contribution to the club and local cricket .
The match was an eye-opener for the team as Burythorpe proved too strong for the Pixies , who gifted Thorpe at least 30 runs in the field due to a rusty bowling and fielding performance . However , Burythorpe had significant quality within their line up to shine through on a dry wicket in the evening sun .
Burythorpe won the toss and elected to bat and following Jonty Atkinson removing one of the openers early doors , minor counties cricket star Ashley Watson ( 52 ) and Matty Beckett ( 35 ) produced a 70 run partnership inside 9 overs to pile the pressure on the Pixies . Adam Iyer proving the most expensive .
With Beckett being run out in the 7th over , in came Adam Sutcliffe ( 17 ) to support Watson who appeared to be in a rush and quickly moved to 52 with some impressive hitting . He was removed in the 12th by Steve Burdett , with the score on 103 , with the Pixies staring at a big run chase . This brought Jack Bolam ( 33 *), on loan from the Pixies to the crease and he continued to pile the runs on with Burythorpe continuing to 165 from their 20 overs .
There was no stand out bowling performance as the Burythorpe batsmen looked imperious . Equally , local knowledge suggested 130 was par , and 160 had never been successfully chased at Wilton .
The Pixies opened up with Charlie Lambert and Joe Moore , but neither got in . Equally , Matt Atkinson and Jack Holman also departed quickly leaving the Pixies reeling at 35 for 4 with Jack Bolam taking 3 for in a spell costing just 19 runs .
Adam Iyer ( 32 ), returning from Nottingham for the appearance then steadied the ship and with Chris Suddaby ( 47 ) began to re-build the Pixie response . Some clever and steady batting managed to get the Pixies to 128-7 . Burythorpe ’ s spin attack proving to be the difference between the two sides and the quality necessary to close out the win .
Thanks must got to Joe Moore and Jack Holman for preparing the surface and for Burythorpe for providing stiff competition for the Pixies .
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