The draw for the second ever U18 Schools Bowl quarter finals has been made.
There will be a new champion, with last year’s winners, Old Swinford Hospital, having been knocked out. One Last 16 tie is still to be completed, John Hampden v Cokethorpe in South West B, which takes place on Wednesday.
It was that pair from South West B that were out of the hat first, too. The winner of that game will host the Midlands A winners, King Henry VIII Coventry, who beat 12-10 in a nail-biting regional final.
The Midlands B winners, Samuel Whitbread, were drawn next. They beat Loughborough Grammar 22-13 in midweek in their last 16 tie and they host Ashville College from North B, who defeated Lady Manners’ 32-24 in the regional final on Wednesday.
Prince Henry’s Grammar School are the representatives from a slightly messy North A section. They will be at home to the London & South East A winners, Ravens Wood, who beat Beth’s Grammar by a highly impressive 53-20 margin in the last 16 tie in that section.
Mount Kelly were first out of the hat for the final Bowl quarter final. They emerged from South West A following their 26-7 regional final win over St Laurence. Their reward is a tricky tie at home to the London & South East B winners, St George’s College Weybridge, who beat Verulam 35-14 away from home in the last 16 tie there.
U18 Schools Bowl Quarter Final Draw:
John Hampden/Cokethorpe (South West B) v King Henry VIII, Coventry (Midlands A)
Samuel Whitbread (Midlands B) v Ashville College (North B)
Prince Henry’s GS (North A) v Ravens Wood (London & South East A)
Mount Kelly (South West A) v St George’s College, Weybridge (London & South East B)
U18 Schools Bowl Last 16 Results:
Audenshaw v Prince Henry’s GS (North A) – Result TBA
Ashville College 32-24 Lady Manners’ (North B)
Shrewsbury 10-12 King Henry VIII, Coventry (Midlands A)
Samuel Whitbread 22-13 Loughborough GS (Midlands B)
Ravens Wood 53-20 Beth’s GS (London & South East A)
Verulam 14-35 St George’s College, Weybridge (London & South East B)
Mount Kelly 26-7 St Laurence (South West A)
John Hampden v Cokethorpe (South West B)