U18 Schools Vase: Vase gets off to an exiting start across the country

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The U18 Schools Vase got underway this week, with fixtures throughout the week in all eight sections of the competition.


A number of sides have byes through to the second round, however there were still a huge number playing in this week’s fixtures before the second round takes place on the week beginning Monday 26th September, which will also see the Champions Trophy, Cup, and Bowl kick off. The U15 competitions, meanwhile, do not kick off until the first week of October.


North A


Wednesday was the major day in North A as Ripon Grammar School beat Ampleforth College, St Aidans beat Harrogate Grammar, Ashville saw off Prince Henry’s, and Silcoates beat Thomas Rotherham. Pocklington also progressed following a walkover against Wilfreton.


KES Morpeth and Newcastle School for Boys met on Thursday with the result still to come in, likewise Ilkley Grammar and Crossley Heath on Wedesday. Emmanuel College and Queen Elizabeth 6th form College meet on Friday evening.


Next week sees fixtures on Monday and Tuesday to tie up the round, with QEHS Hexham hosting Dame Allan’s on Tuesday and Bede Academy making the trip to Gateshead College on Monday.


Emmanuel College v Queen Elizabeth 6th form College (Friday)

QEHS Hexham v Dame Allan’s (Tuesday 18th)

KES Morpeth v Newcastle SfB (Thursday) – Still to come

Gateshead College v Bede Academy (Monday 17th)

Ripon GS 31-7 Ampleforth College (Wednesday)

Pocklington w/o Wilfreton (Wednesday)

St Aidans & St John Fisher 29-5 Harrogate GS (Wednesday)

Ashville College 42-24 Prince Henry’s GS (Wednesday)

Ilkely GS v Crossley Heath (Wednesday) – Still to come

Silcoates 33-21 Thomas Rotherham College (Wednesday)


North B


Worksop College were in flying form on Wednesday against Wales High School, Austin Friars also recorded a strong win over QEGS Penrith, while Liverpool College won a thriller at St Edward’s College, 32-26.


Fallibroome meanwhile hosted Audenshaw and Giggleswick travelled to Hutton Grammar, with those results still to come in.


Next week sees Birkdale make the trip to Lady Manners and Birkenhead host King William’s College, with Runshaw welcoming Bolton, all on Wednesday 19th.


Lady Manners v Birkdale (Wednesday 19th)

Wales HS 0-64 Worksop College (Wednesday)

Fallibroome v Audenshaw (Wednesday) – Still to come

Runshaw v Bolton (Wednesday 19th)

Austin Friars 50-0 QEGS Penrith (Wednesday)

Hutton GS v Giggleswick (Wednesday) – Still to come

St Edward’s College 26-32 Liverpool College (Wednesday)

Birkenhead v King William’s College (Wednesday 19th)


Midlands A


Midlands A kicked off on Tuesday with Woodbridge winning away at Thomas Mills. The following day saw RGS Colchester, Bishop’s Stortford High School, and Bishop’s Stortford College all pick up victories.


Wednesday was a busy day in Midlands A with King’s Peterborough taking a good victory over St Ivo, while Spalding Grammar won at Hitchingbrooke, Carre’s meanwhile had a superb win at Priory Ruskin. Elsewhere there were also strong wins for Wellingborough, Aylesbury Grammar, and Royal Latin, with Tring winning at home and St George’s Harpenden winning a cracking encounter at home to Richard Hale, 33-25. Samuel Whitbread meanwhile had a walkover at North Hertfordshire College.


Also on Wednesday was Hitchin v Sir John Lawes, while on Thursday Bishop Stopford hosted Robert Smyth, with the results still to come in.


St Edmund’s College 5-27 RGS Colchester (Wednesday)

Bishop’s Stortford HS 27-7 Ipswich (Wednesday)

Bishop’s Stortford College 45-17 Wymondham College (Wednesday)

Thomas Mills 12-21 Woodbridge (Tuesday)

North Hertfordshire College w/d Samuel Whitbread (Wednesday)

Hitchin v Sir John Lawes (Wednesday) – Still to come

St George’s Harpenden 33-25 Richard Hale (Wednesday)

Tring 34-14 Roundwood Park (Wednesday)

Sir Henry Floyd GS 14-43 Royal Latin (Wednesday)

Akeley Wood 0-51 Aylesbury GS (Wednesday)

Kimberley College 0-52 Wellingborough (Wednesday)

Bishop Stopford v Robert Smyth (Thursday) – Still to come

The Priory Academy w/d King’s Grantham (Wednesday)

Pirory Ruskin 0-50 Carre’s GS (Wednesday)

Hitchingbrooke 5-36 Spalding GS (Wednesday)

King’s Peterborough 50-0 St Ivo (Wednesday)


Midlands B


Wednesday was the dominant day in Midlands B, with wins for Leicester Grammar, King Henry VIII Coventry, and Hereford Cathedral School. King’s Worcester lost out to Hereford 6th form College and the side that beat King’s last week, KES Five Ways, were winning again this week, beating Prince Henry’s 31-0.


Fairfax and Haberdashers were also victorious, while Welbeck had a walkover over John Cleveland, meanwhile QEGS Ashbourne and Newcastle-Under-Lyme both enjoyed spectacular victories. Bishop Vesey’s v KES Lichfield’s result is yet to come in.


Next week sees four games take place on Wednesday 19th as Kenilworth welcome KES Stratford, KES Aston host Queen Mary’s, Abraham Darby travel to Shrewsbury, and Ellesmere College make the trip to Wrekin College.


Welbeck w/o John Cleveland (Wednesday)

Leicester GS 42-19 Bablake (Wednesday)

King Henry VIII, Coventry 36-19 Princethorpe College (Wednesday)

Kenilworth v KES Stratford (Wednesday 19th)

Hereford 6th form College 18-8 King’s Worcester (Wednesday)

Worcester 6th form College 7-17 Hereford Cathedral School (Wednesday)

KES Five Ways 31-0 Prince Henry’s HS (Wednesday)

Birmingham Met College 10-47 Fairfax (Wednesday)

KES Aston v Queen Mary’s GS (Wednesday 19th)

Bishop Vesey’s GS v KES Lichfield (Wednesday) – Still to come

QEGS Ashbourne 64-3 Walton HS (Wednesday)

Newcastle-Under-Lyme 67-21 Bishop Heber HS (Wednesday)

St Josephs College 10-14 Haberdashers (Wednesday)

Shrewsbury v Abraham Darby (Wednesday 19th)

Wrekin College v Ellesmere College (Wednesday 19th)


London & South East A


Wallington County Gammar, Richard Challoner, Reed’s, Mill Hill, and Verulam were all in flying form in the opening round in London & South East A. There were also wins for St Columba’s at Sandringham, while Tiffin won a thriller at Grey Court. City of London Freemen’s were tight 15-10 winners at home to Glyn.


There are four results still to come in from London & South East A, with Beaumont v Parmiter’s, Isleworth & Syon v St Benedict’s, and Queen’s Bushey v QES Barnet all on Wednesday and Hemel Hempsted v St Celemnt Danes on Thursday.


Next week sees four games, all on Wednesday 19th, Davenant v Enfield, St George’s Weybridge v Salesian, Rutlish v St Cecilia’s, and Harris City Academy’s trip to St Dunstan’s.


Sandringham 7-31 St Columba’s (Wednesday)

Beaumont v Parmiter’s (Wednesday) – Still to come

Verulam 57-7 Chesham GS (Wednesday)

Hemel Hempsted v St Clement Danes (Thursday) – Still to come

Isleworth & Syon v St Benedict’s (Wednesday) – Still to come

Mill Hill 47-12 Watford GS (Wednesday)

Queen’s School, Bushey v QES Barnet (Wednesday) – Still to come

Davenant v Enfield GS (Wednesday 19th)

Grey Court 22-38 Tiffin (Wednesday)

St George’s College, Weybridge v Salesian (Wednesday 19th)

City of London Freemen’s 15-10 Glyn (Wednesday)

Reed’s 42-0 Cobham International (Wednesday)

Rutlish v St Cecilia’s (Wednesday 19th)

Richard Challoner 50-0 Carshalton (Wednesday)

Wallington CGS 52-0 Wilson’s (Wednesday)

St Dunstan’s v Harris City Academy (Wednesday 19th)


London & South East B


St Lawrence College kicked things off in London & South East B in stunning fashion on Tuesday with an 80-0 victory. On Wednesday Dartford Grammar, The Weald, Cardinal Newman, Sutton Valence, and Duke of York’s Royal Military School all followed suit with dominant wins of their own.


Wednesday also saw narrower wins from Brentwood, Beth’s, Hayes, and St Olave’s, while Simon Langton enjoyed a walkover. Thursday, meanwhile, saw Dover Grammar beat Ashford 31-19.


Next week sees Sevenoaks host Maidstone Grammar on Tuesday, while on Wednesday Worth travel to Reigate College and Worthing High School host Bhavsic.


Robert Clack 12-29 Brentwood (Wednesday)

Beth’s GS 21-7 King John (Wednesday)

Coopers’ Coborn 0-41 Dartford GS (Wednesday)

Wilmington GS 10-7 Gravesend GS (Wednesday)

St Lawrence College 80-0 Kent College (Tuesday)

Simon Langton GS w/o Chatham & Clarendon (Wednesday)

Duke of York’s RMS 37-3 Sir Roger Manwood’s (Wednesday)

Dover GS 31-19 Ashford (Thursday)

Chislehurst & Sidcup GS 10-19 Hayes (Wednesday)

Ravens Wood 3-11 St Olave’s GS (Wednesday)

Sevenoaks v Maidstone GS (Tuesday 18th)

Oakwood Park GS 7-45 Sutton Valence (Wednesday)

Reigate College v Worth (Wednesday 19th)

Cardinal Newman 47-0 Reigate GS (Wednesday)

St Bede’s 0-72 The Weald (Wednesday)

Worthing HS v Bhasvic (Wednesday 19th)


South West A


There were only two games on Wednesday in South West A, Gryphon beating QES Wimbourne 36-0 and Backwell enjoying a walkover. Sheldon v Dauntsey’s and Bournemouth v Clayesmore both took place on Thursday, with neither result yet to come in.


The bulk of the fixtures take place over the next week, with West Buckland hosting Mount Kelly on Saturday before Midsome Norton and Bristol Cathedral meet on Monday. Tuesday meanwhile sees Frome host St Laurence, while there are three games on Wednesday, Warminster v Melksham Oak, Brockenhurst College v Poole, and Kingsbridge v Torquay Boys Grammar.


Kingsbridge v Torquay Boys GS (Wednesday 19th)

West Buckland v Mount Kelly (Saturday 15th)

Brockenhurst College v Poole GS (Wednesday 19th)

Bournemouth v Clayesmore (Thursday) – Still to come

QES Wimbourne 0-36 Gryphon (Wednesday)

Midsomer Norton v Bristol Cathedral (Monday 17th)

Backwell w/o North Bristol (Wednesday)

Frome v St Laurence (Tuesday 18th)

Warminster v Melksham Oak (Wednesday 19th)

Sheldon v Dauntsey’s (Thursday) – Still to come


South West B


The Crypt got off to a flyer against Wycliffe Collge while Gordon’s enjoyed a stunning win at Desborough College. There were also big wins for The Oratory and Marling. John Hampden meanwhile beat Lord William’s while Cotswold School beat St Edward’s Cheltenham. Sir William Borlase’s v Winsdor Boys’ result is yet to come in.


Three fixtures take place next week, all on Wednesday 19th as Oaklands host Ryde, Reading Blue Coat host St Bartholomew’s, and Tewkesbury travel to Beaufort.


Beaufort v Tewkesbury (Wednesday 19th)

Wycliffe College 12-47 The Crypt (Wednesday)

Marling 50-17 Cirencester College (Wednesday)

Cotswold School 22-5 St Edward’s, Cheltenham (Wednesday)

John Hampden 19-0 Lord William’s (Wednesday)

Sir William Borlase’s GS v Windsor Boys (Wednesday) – Still to come

Desborough College 0-80 Gordon’s (Wednesday)

Reading Blue Coat v St Bartholomew’s (Wednesday 19th)

Alton College 0-57 The Oratory (Wednesday)

Oaklands v Ryde (Wednesday 19th)


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