Cherwell

Summers’ Day

If Sunday’s Korfball Cuppers was not at the top of the weekend’s sporting fixture list, it was far more due to ignorance than discretion. A fusion of basketball, netball and sheer enthusiasm, the sport was developed with the express purpose of improving teamwork and communication, and its ever-increasing popularity amongst students is an encouraging trend. The four-person mixed sex teams are completely dependant upon every member, and unsupported individual performances are as unproductive as they are impressive. In Pool A, Christ Church and Blackfriars progressed comfortably to the next phase. Wadham dominated Pool B. Kelly Summers – Blues basketball player – was particularly impressive: her prolific goalscoring and industry shone through within a technically strong and hardworking group. Hertford Seconds collected the final place in the draw. Fast play and tight passing characterised Christ Church’s semi-final against Hertford Seconds, with Christ Church finally securing the on penalties. Meanwhile Wadham swamped a battling Blackfriars. Wadham faced Christ Church for the Cuppers title. Summers put Wadham in control, before James Duffy struck back. When Ged Pfeifer’s penalty restored the lead, victory seemed secure. Then, in the last seconds, Duffy forced penalties. The magnificent Summers stepped up to ensure a deserved victory for the dominant Wadham.

ARCHIVE: 2nd Week TT 2003