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U12 DONALD CARR CRICKET TROPHY AT REPTON WELCOMES YARLET GIRLS FOR THE FIRST TIME

Donald Carr Trophy

Yarlet attended the Donald Carr Trophy at Repton school with a very young but talented squad.

Our first game saw us take on St Anselm's who batted first and put up a respectable 42 off their 7 overs. Jamie Betteley and Ben Eden both took 2 wickets with Oliver Connell also taking a wicket. Jon Cunliffe and Sam Archer opened the batting for Yarlet and immediately set about St Anselm's bowling attack with some great stroke play. In fact they knocked them off in just 4 overs with scores of 22 and 21 respectively in a very convincing victory for Yarlet.

In our second match we faced Terra Nova who batted first and Henry Pickering, who was captain for the day, bowled a tight first over for Yarlet. Further excellent bowling from Alfie Farrington and Jon kept their score down to just 23 off the first 5 overs. However 2 expensive last overs allowed them to reach 51 for 1 off their full 7 overs. Yarlet didn't start well and lost Jon and then Charlie Belfield early on but Sam Archer and Alfie Farrington kept the score ticking along nicely. With 1 over remaining Yarlet needed 6 to win and then just 2 off the last ball. It wasn't to be however and just a single was managed resulting in a tied game.

With a victory required against tournament favourites Formarke A for us to reach the final, Noah Beeston came in for Oliver with Sophie Beech and Alice Beardsmore replacing Jamie and Ben. Sophie and Alice became the first girls to ever represent Yarlet at the Donald Carr Trophy. We batted first and some poor running between the wickets saw both Jon and Sam be out early. However, Alfie and Charlie upped the run rate as did Henry when Charlie was out. Yarlet set a respectable 50 for 6 off their 7 overs. Some excellent early bowling from Henry and Alfie and a great run out by Sam restricted them to just 9 off the first 2 overs. They began to score more quickly however and with 2 overs left to come Formarke required 13 to win. Alice bowled really well but 9 runs came from the over and they scored the 4 required with just 5 balls to spare in the last over.

This meant that for the second year running Yarlet had come agonisingly close to making the final but it did not detract from some excellent play all round by our very young team. Everyone enjoyed the day immensely and this squad can only improve going forward. Very well done everyone!

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An excellent independent preparatory school for boys and girls aged 2 to 13

Set in beautiful Staffordshire countryside, Yarlet School is located beside the A34 between Stafford and Stone and is only 2 miles from the M6 motorway.  Yarlet offers a first class, all‑round education and is renowned for traditional values, small class sizes, high academic standards, unrivalled facilities and excellence in art, sport and music.  A welcoming family atmosphere is central to Yarlet life and parents often comment on the happy, smiling faces which greet them; our children enjoy coming to and being at school.

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Outstanding achievements
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Outstanding achievements

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Stunning grounds and unrivalled facilities
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Stunning grounds and unrivalled facilities

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Wrap-around care and flexi-boarding
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Wrap-around care and flexi-boarding

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Happy, confident children
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Happy, confident children

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Aims, values and ethos
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Aims, values and ethos

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Where it all begins
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Bright, happy faces, bursting with enthusiasm for the day ahead. Learning is fun! This is the first impression which greets visitors to Yarlet's Pre-Prep Department. Read more...

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We expect the very best from your child inside and outside the classroom. Individualised targets ensure that every pupil is challenged to achieve to the best of his or her ability. Read more...

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The 11 to 13 senior years

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Excellence in Music and Drama
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Excellence in Music and Drama

Formerly Director of Music at King's College Madrid, our current Headmaster has a passion for school music and has strengthened this area considerably at Yarlet. Read more...

Excellence in Sport
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Excellence in Sport

With specialist teacher games sessions four times per week in Pre-Prep and every day in Main School it is no wonder that pupils reach an impressive standard by the time they leave Yarlet. Read more...

 Excellence in Art
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Excellence in Art

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