28 Mar 2022
Sports report – March 28th 2022

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Sports report – March 28th 2022


The final block of the term saw MCS play Haberdashers. The MCS teams once again performed excellently to deliver another outstanding set of results, which read; 11 Won, 1 Drawn and 4 Lost.

Understandably there were a number of stellar performances - the U14As & Bs, U15As & 1st XI, all with clinical performances and finish the term on a high.

Well done to the following teams who have navigated this season undefeated:




Mr Stone’s MCS Team of the week;

  • Ollie Thomas
  • Will Slatter
  • Thomas Thanassoulis
  • Benedict McGuinness
  • Douglas Baird
  • Ethan Leung
  • Hugh Rust
  • Will Worrall
  • Monty Boyd
  • Fred MacFarlane
  • Derek Zhang

Rugby 7’s

The Senior’s, U16s and U14s were all in action with a return of Rosslyn Park National 7’s tournament this week. The U14s finished second in their pool, beating Cathedral School and King’s Ely, but suffered a narrow loss to Harrow. The U16’s topped their group, but despite a valiant effort, lost their elimination match vs Kirkham Grammar School. The Senior’s made progress to the Second day of their competition, topping their group, and making impressive progress to the last 24 schools in the competition. A loss to Royal Hospital halted progress one game before the quarter finals. A fantastic set of results for MCS, across three days of sevens! Well done to all those involved.


The last two external competitive fixtures of the football season were played on Christchurch on Wednesday afternoon against The Oratory School. Our 4th team Boys took on Oratory 5ths, losing 4-1, but the Senior Girls on the other hand, had a fantastic 6-1 win with two fine strikes from outside of the box from Isabella Winnifrith.


There was also a brilliant win for our Senior Tennis Girls in the first round of the National Cup. They played a strong Headington side, however Clemmie Boyd, Darcy Herring Johnson, Alice Hodges and Emeline Combart all won their singles to run out comprehensive 8-0 winners in the end. A tie against Aylesbury High School, Tudor Hall or St Helen’s and St Katherine’s waits for the team after the Easter break!

Sailing – Barnaby Turner reports

Clear blue skies, above average temperatures; The Royal Lymington Yacht club hosted this year’s Spring Feva championships. After avoiding the large Isle of Wight ferry coming directly along the channel we launched into, we sailed for 45 minutes out onto the Solent to reach the race course. 54 boats competed in the races. Despite the lack of wind, 3 Magdalen boats crewed by Marcus Smith and Barnaby Turner, Verdant Nirmal and Esmond Browne-Clayton, and Sam McDonald and Dan Larsen, completed 3 races of 3 laps each on the Saturday.

Then came Sunday, after an early start, especially following losing an hour of sleep, we launched from the beach, into slightly colder and much windier conditions to do three more races. The difficulty this time was the tide, which was much more noticeable as it dragged the boats in unexpected directions and often into the buoys. However, the racing was much more competitive due to the wind and it was therefore more fun - despite tough racing, we all enjoyed the weekend of sailing.


Congratulations to Olivia Martin, Lili Bryant and Ben Sims who represented Oxfordshire at the English Schools Cross Country Championships last Saturday. All ran well, Lili Bryant finished in 145th place, Ben Sims in 142nd and Olivia Martin ran superbly to finish 13th – only 37 seconds behind the winner.

Team of the week is the Senior Girls Tennis team for their fantastic performance against Headington on Tuesday.