09 May 2022
Sports report – 9th of May 2022

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Sports report – 9th of May 2022

Cricket

Despite a great deal of optimism all three senior matches at Stowe were abandoned without a ball being bowled due to the rain. However, the rain did not get in the way of the U15 & U14 sides a day later. The U15A secured a convincing 8 wicket win, with Julian Laird scoring his second consecutive half century, and the U15B’s made it 2 wins from 2, chasing down 135 with 2 balls to spare – Saul Dacombe scoring 41 not out in the process.

The U14A’s continued their strong start to the season, restricting Stowe to 92-8 in the pursuit of 143 and completing a 53 run win. The U14B’s narrowly lost in the final over of the match and the U14C’s won by 24 runs.

Reading Blue Coat were the opponents on Saturday, with MCS winning 7 of the 10 matches played. There were comfortable wins for the 1st XI, 2nd XI, U15A, both U14 sides and the U12A’s – who continued their fine start to the season.

Mr Boyle’s Cricket XI of the week;

Julian Laird

Esmond Brown-Clayton

Jimmy Ward

Shreyas Anand

Arthur Hanson

Will Clarke

Saul Dacombe

Nathanial Dacombe

Alex Laird

Will Kirkman

Sammy Parker

Tennis

Another busy week for MCS Tennis with 23 fixtures taking place throughout the week. Firstly, a special mention must go to Rohan Sivandendra, Louis Yi and Adam Heus who represented Oxfordshire last weekend.

This week, the MCS performances started with a win and a draw against Kitebrook for our 13A and U12A teams. On Wednesday, our 1st team then created another new sporting record for MCS, winning ISL Group 1 for the first time since the league was created. The team drew with New Hall (6-6) and then comprehensively beat Abingdon (8-4) and Dulwich (12-0) to secure victory and entry into the top group at ISL 2 on Saturday with tennis specialist schools, Eton, Bradfield and Reeds. It was a tough test however a great experience for all. The team finished 4th in the group and are now ranked 4/16 in the Independent Schools League.

On Saturday, we had a full block against Pangbourne and Wellington College. Our U14A, U15A and U16A teams all won easily and in the block against Wellington saw 8 MCS teams winning (1st Girls, 3rd Boys, 16C, 15B, 15C, 15D, 14C, 14D) and 4 losing.

Athletics

A very busy week out on the track, on Tuesday the Inter and senior boys were at Radley for their medley relay event, a fun and chaotic combination of a 4x100m and a 4 x 200m, 200m, 400m and 800m relay - The senior boys came home strongly in third place.

On Thursday the Senior boys and girls were in action at the Achilles relays with both teams competing in the 800m. Both teams produced great performances running against some of the strongest runners in the country. The senior girls, Clemmie Boyd, Katie Livingstone and Olivia Martin finished in the middle of the pack whilst the senior boys – Roshan Mowat, Jack Lipman, Ebo Aneju and Kartik Kishore finished third. After an amazing start, we were neck and neck with Oakham until the last few metres where we finished in 3rd place in a superb time of 3minutes 44s.

On Saturday all teams enjoyed a relaxed meet at Stowe. Well done to all athletes who took part, particularly to those who tried their hand at new events and supported others. The senior girls, consisting of only four athletes, Charlotte Ison, Lily Hall, Isabella Winnifrith and Ellie Guha managed to complete all of the events between them – great effort girls! Full results to follow.

Congratulations also to those of who competed in the Town and Gown 10K yesterday. So far the event has raised over £4k for the Mustardseed foundation. Olivia Martin was the first MCS runner home in 38:09.

Sailing

Over the Bank Holiday the 1st VI travelled to Winchester’s home event to compete against 15 other school sides. An early, unlucky loss to Royal Hospital School was followed by wins against Tonbridge, Spinnaker, Seaford, Winchester, Claire’s Court and Sherborne, and a narrow loss to Wellington. MCS then won their semi-final against Ryde, setting up a final against Royal Hospital School. We won with a convincing 2-1, to re-take the Southern Trophy.

This weekend the 1st VI made the pilgrimage to Liverpool for the fabled Wilson Trophy - as close as it gets to the World Cup of team-racing. The only youth side, we mixed it with world champions, universities and other teams over two-and-a-half days and 22 races, learning a huge amount and stealing a single win against an Exeter University side. Special mention goes to Ed White Belcher for exceptional sportsmanship in offering help to an opponent.

Team of the week is the Sailing Team for their impressive efforts on the water over the past two weeks.