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Monday 18th April  2016
NAS U13 Boys Cricket vs Dubai English Speaking School
Final Score NAS 112-3 : 113-5 DESC

Monday 11th April 2016

In our first cricket fixture of the season a confident NAS team headed over to DESC in high spirits. Some fantastic batting ended with NAS scoring 112 runs for 3, setting a tough target for DESC to reach in the 15 overs that are allowed. NAS bowled extremely well with a stand out performance from Kanayo Megwa who took four wickets in quick succession.  However in the end it wasn't enough and in the 12th over DESC recorded the runs they required to take the match.

A fantastic effort from all the boys in our very first game together and we look forward to next week's fixtures against Uptown and GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail.

Adam Smith    

U15 NAS Boys Cricket vs Dubai College
Final Score NAS 35-7 : 36-3 DC

Wednesday 13th April 2016

The U15 boys cricket season began on Wednesday afternoon with tough opposition in the shape of Dubai College. The boys won the toss and elected to bat first, hoping to set a target for DC to chase. Some excellent bowling from DC meant our score was limited to majority single runs, eventually finishing with 35-7. Some superb bowling and fielding saw three early wickets taken in just 6 overs, but unfortunately it wasn't enough and DC recorded the runs they required for victory in the 8th over.

A brilliant performance from the boys and we look forward to our next fixture on Tuesday 19th April against Dubai International Academy.

Adam Smith

NAS U12B Rounders vs Uptown
Final Score NAS 10.5 - 16.5 Uptown

On Sunday 17th April the NAS U12B rounders team had their first match of the season against Uptown. After a disappointing first innings during which the NAS team scored 2.5 rounders in comparison to Uptown who scored 9.5, the students came together to make a dramatic improvement in the second innings. The NAS team scored 8 rounders in total in the second innings. Safia Wright scored 3.5 in the second innings alone which was an excellent achievement. As the game went on the students' fielding developed making it hard for the opposition to score a full rounder. The final score was 16.5 rounders to Uptown and 10.5 rounders to NAS. We look forward to the team developing further throughout the season.

Angela Minervini
U14A NAS Rounders vs SES
Final Score NAS 8 - 13.5 SES

On Tuesday 12th April the U14A Rounders team travelled to Sharjah English School for the first round of the DASSA league. After a long journey the team performed a purposeful warm-up and with Captain Ellen Coughlan winning the toss started innings 1 fielding. The team demonstrated some solid fielding and held their opposition to only five and a half rounders in their first batting innings.
Faye and Saba then got the team off to an amazing start by scoring two rounders as the first two batters up. Nord Anglia scored a total of four and a half rounders in their first batting innings so entered innings two only narrowly trailing SES.

The SES team batted well in their second innings, scoring eight rounders, bringing their overall total to thirteen and a half. NAS fought back well with Tatyana ending their second batting innings with a rounder but unfortunately could not catch the SES score. Final score 8-13.5.

Congratulations to Tatyana who bowled well throughout and was voted player of the match. The next game will take place at home on Tuesday 19th April against Uptown School. Estimated 3.30pm start time and 4.30pm finish time.

Kate Duffy

Term 2 - Final Week
U9 Basketball Mixed vs GEMS Wellilngton Primary School
GEMS WPS 38 – 2 NAS Dubai
On Monday the 21st the U9 mixed basketball squad traveled to GEMS Wellington Primary School for their first DASSA league fixture. Five boys and two girls from Y3 and Y4 played their hearts out over four quarters against a much more experienced team of boys from GEMS. Each one of our players showed great sportsmanship, teamwork and incredible resilience against a much stronger opponent.

The Player of the Match award goes to Teo Bridoux who played extremely well in the point guard position. Special mention goes to Sydney Rahe and Kimara Forsyth for playing tenacious defence against the boys from GEMS – great work girls!

Jeremy Gilpin

NAS U11 Boys Basketball vs GEMS Wellington Primary School
GEMS WPS 48 - 9 NAS Dubai

This was the first game for NAS U11 and it proved to be against fantastic opposition in the form of GEMS Wellington Primary. The fast pace of the game was something NAS hadn’t experienced before and it took the first half to get into the rhythm of it. Finding ourselves 28-0 down at halftime, the boys regrouped and played tougher defense in the second period while also displaying some of our attacking talent. We lost the second period 20-9 but already the improvement and understanding of the game was evident.
Player of the Match was Jasper Schnieders-Smith for his excellent work underneath the basket. Well done to all of the boys for displaying a fantastic and resilient attitude throughout the match and never giving up.

Daniel Grindrod 
Term 2 - Final Week
NAS U11 Tennis – Dubai Primary Schools Tennis Championships (Take 2)
Team A - 2nd Place
On Wednesday afternoon the NAS U11 Tennis Squad took part in the annual Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships run and hosted by Clark Francis Tennis. This tournament was rescheduled due to the weather we had experienced over the last few weeks. This is an annual tennis tournament with a large number of schools from Dubai entering and this year was our first time to participate in the championships.

In the A team there were some outstanding performances from Edward Reynolds (5A) and Antek Lukasz (6C) who worked extremely well together as a pair. In the singles Yannick Muller (4E) playing 2 years up against boys and girls in year 6, played some exceptional tennis throughout the day alongside the ever impressive Kai Chapleski (6E). The A team had an exceptional day and reached the final against DESS, however they narrowly lost on point difference overall and finished 2016 runners up on the day.

In the B team, Marc Sheriff (6C) and Jonas Shawki worked well together in the doubles throughout the day. Phillip Dackiw (6C) and Satva Upadhyay (6A) both progressed well in the singles matches, however the team eventually was knocked out on point difference to WIS in the quarter finals.

Danny Thomas (PE Teacher)
This was a fantastic day for us as a school reaching the final against DESS and finishing as this year’s runners up.
I’m extremely proud of all the players in both the A and B teams who represented the school well and had a very enjoyable day.  Well done to everyone involved and a great way to finish this term of tennis.


Upcoming Dates

April 19
  • U15 Cricket vs DIA (Away)
  • U11 Rounders vs Safa Community School @ NAS Dubai
  • U14A Rounders vs Uptown @ NAS Dubai
  • U14B Rounders vs WEK @ NAS Dubai
  • U14 Boys Basketball vs GIS (Away)
April 20
  • U9 Cricket vs Victory Heights Primary school @ NAS Dubai
  • U9 & U11 Boys Basketball vs Regents (Away)
April 24
  • U13 Boys Cricket vs DIS (Away)
  • U12A & U12B Rounders vs DC @ NAS Dubai
  • U12 Boys Basketball vs DC @ NAS Dubai
April 25
  • U11 Cricket vs Safa @ NAS Dubai
  • U13 Cricket vs WSO (Away)
  • U11 Girls Basketball vs Deira International School (Away)
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