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Open Water Swim Championships
i le Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 1:17 PM
 

Open Water Swim Championships 

Well done to John Hopcroft who was the sole entrant from PNBHS at this year's Open Water Swim Championships held in Tauranga. John was placed 10th in the U15 Boys 2.6km race in a time of 27.57.

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NZ Studies
i le Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 12:06 PM
 

NZ Studies 

The Year 10 class spent yesterday afternoon with Mr Miller and Mr Hann having a look at some of the natural features of the Manawatu. 





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Year 10 Specials Cricket v Wellington College
i le Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 3:47 PM
 

Year 10 Specials Cricket v Wellington College

Monday 18 February

Year 10 Specials batted first against Wellington College. Thomas Bell opened the batting and set a strong platform scoring 53 off 33 balls at the top. There were numerous starts and the boys batted with good intent, before a rash of wickets left the tail to bat out the last 10 overs. Jett Donald-Charnley and Oscar McVerry both scored 30, but the boys were probably 15-20 runs short, all out for 204.

With a quick outfield and short boundaries, PNBHS needed quick wickets. Wellington College did not allow this, as steady partnerships saw the Wellington side get over the line with a flurry of boundaries at the end. Aadesh Ganugapati was the best of the bowlers, with an economical spell of 6 overs for 18 runs.


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Year 9 Specials Cricket v Wellington College
i le Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 3:44 PM
 

Year 9 Specials Cricket v Wellington College

Monday 18 February

Wellington College batted first on an artificial pitch with small boundaries and a fast outfield.  They got off to a fast start with assistance from some wayward bowling.  Wickets fell steadily throughout the innings, but PNBHS was unable to curb the oppositions run-rate besides a miserly 6 over spell from Sam Kennett. Wellington College scored 256/9 off their 40 overs.
Matthew Rowe and Ethan Campbell both taking 2 wickets. PNBHS got off to a good start in reply, putting on 43 for the first wicket, but with the fall of the first wicket, wickets fell regularly and PNBHS ended 127 all out. Van Prenter with 40 was the highest scorer.



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Cricket report – PNBHS 1st XI vs Wellington College – 2 Day Traditional
i le Gerard Atkin - Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 1:14 PM
 

PNBHS 1st XI vs Wellington College – 2 Day Traditional

PNBHS 1st XI vs Wellington College – 2 Day Traditional – 17/02/19 - Day 1

Captain, Jack Wenham won the toss and elected to bat first on a promising-looking Wellington College pitch. The openers started cautiously and looked secure, until the first wicket fell in the 7th over with the score on 11. This was followed by another 3 wickets by the 17th over. Fortunately, the 5th wicket partnership added some steel to the inning and allowed the team to progress to 147 all out in the 48th over. Once again, it was a case of batsmen getting themselves out, rather than the result of unplayable deliveries. Jonty Fleck scored 20, Regan Fleming 29 and Henry Deans 29.

The PNBHS opening bowlers were threatening and took 2 early wickets, followed by a run out to have the opposition on 36 for 3 in the 15th over. Unfortunately, the accuracy of bowling and fielding declined after that, allowing the Wellington batsmen to get free runs and take the initiative away from Boys’ High. This resulted in their lower-middle order being able to attack and by the time they declared 9 down, they had scored 253, a lead of 106. Jack Wenham took 2 for 61, Angus Lyver 2 for 42 and Thomas Kirk 4 for 56.

Facing the prospect of batting for 35 minutes with a large deficit, the PNBHS openers tried to dig in for the long haul. They largely achieved this to end the day on 15 for 1, needing to bat time on day 2.

PNBHS 1st XI vs Wellington College – 2 Day Traditional – 18/02/19 - Day 2

Day 2 of this fixture started with PNBHS needing to knock off a 106 run 1st innings deficit before trying to set a target. After a promising start, the top and middle order once again self-destructed to leave the lower-middle to rebuild and set it up for the tail enders. The batsmen from number 5 down showed some steel and were able to give the team a faint glimmer of hope. Setting up a score of 204 all out and a lead of 98 runs. Jaiden Meyer scored 21, Curtis Heaphy 24, Henry Deans 26 and Hugo Wakeling 61.

Defending 98 on a good wicket was always going to be a difficult task but the 1st XI stuck to their task and made Wellington work for their runs. Angus Lyver was particularly effective in his first time with the new ball, taking 1 for 16 from 7 overs. The team also effected a run out but the opposition passed the score in the 27th over to win by 8 wickets.


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Taekwon-Do
i le Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 10:55 AM
 

Taekwon-Do

Congratulations to Year 13 students Jack Watson and Alex Bowden who have been selected to represent New Zealand at the ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships being held in Germany in April 2019. The event is held every two years and this will be Jack’s second World Championships and Alex‘s first.

Also selected are recent Old Boys Matt Bowden and Alex Petrovich, who will form a strong contingent from the Palmerston North area.

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2nd XI Cricket v Wellington College
i le Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 10:44 AM
 

2nd XI Cricket v Wellington College

Monday 18 February

The 2nd XI played Wellington College on Monday and were required to bowl first in ideal batting conditions. The bowlers toiled hard in the heat but the inconsistent line and length from the bowlers allowed the opposition to get off to a strong start. A number of drop catches and missed stumping opportunities didn't help the teams cause as the opposition scored an imposing 281 for 4 off their 50 overs. Lachie Bradford was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 48 off his 10 overs. 

With such a large target to chase down, the 2nd XI wilted under the pressure. The top order worked hard but failed to push on once they had gotten themselves in. Wellington College were able quickly knock the tail over and bowled the 2nd XI out for 110 in the 41st over. Logan Love top scored with 24 runs on his return to cricket following an injury layoff. 

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Junior Study Skills Workshop
i le Gerard Atkin - Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 10:18 AM
 

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Word of the Week - Term 1, Week 4
i le Ella Mitchell - Monday, 18 February 2019, 12:47 PM
 

Word of the Week - Term 1, Week 4


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Manawatu Secondary Schools Triathlon Championships
i le Gerard Atkin - Monday, 18 February 2019, 9:51 AM
 

Congratulations to all young men who competed in the Manawatu Secondary Schools Triathlon Championships at the weekend.  PNBHS podium finishers were:

U19 Race

1st Luke Scott, 2nd Sam Phillips, 3rd William Leong

U16 Race

1st Sam Parry, 2nd Thomas Harding, 3rd Seb Hayman

U14 Race

1st Thomas Duncan, 2nd Jack Pettersson 

Special mention must be made of Luke Scott and Sam Phillips, who both also completed the Crest to Crest challenge last week.