16 May 2022
Sports report – 15th of May 2022

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Sports report – 15th of May 2022

Cricket

This week there were two Cup matches and fixtures against our local rivals, The Dragon and St Edward’s.

The U12A’s were in action on Monday where they dispatched Sibford in the first round of the County Cup, largely thanks to an unbeaten 56 from Henry Saunders. On Tuesday the 12A’s recorded a famous victory down on Merton. Henry Saunders’ second half century in as many days and a destructive 50 from Nico Hartley. Dragon fought back, needing just 33 from the final 8 overs – but Hartley again stood up - ending with 6 wickets for only 21 runs from his 4 overs.

It wasn’t to be for the U13A’s who fell agonisingly short of victory, losing by 2 runs. The U13B’s lost to a low score but entertaining match by 3 wickets and the 12C’s had a tough afternoon against strong opposition.

Thursday saw three U15 sides play St Edward’s. The A’s won by 7 wickets, with an unbeaten half century for Rayaan Dogar. The b’s won by 8 wickets and the C’s completed a clean sweep – winning by 110 runs, Zach Dudhill scoring an unbeaten 50.

There was much excitement ahead of the 1st XI match against St Edward’s, a game that has historically been one of the toughest in the calendar. School Field looked superb on a beautifully sunny Saturday - and the game did not disappoint either. A clinical bowling and fielding display, resulted in Teddies being bowled out for 119 - James Coles and Abhir Joshi were the pick of the bowlers – with Joshi picking up the prize wicket of England batsman Horton for 0, for the second year running, and Coles taking 4 for 16 from his 10 overs. Will Price and Will Laird saw off the threat of the new ball, setting the platform for a memorable and well deserved 8 wicket win – the first in 10 years!

Despite Freddie Cooke’s heroics with the bat the 2nd XI fell 2 runs short of victory and the 3rd XI were outclassed by their opponents. The U14A however, produced a fine display in the field, winning the match by 20 runs. The 14B and C both lost, but overall MCS won 5 of the 9 matches played – a great effort by all involved.

Mr Boyle’s Cricketers of the week;

Henry Saunders

Nico Hartley

Teddy Perushothamen

Zach Dudhill

Arthur Hanson

Adi Tiwari

Will Laird

Freddie Cooke

James Coles

Tennis

Our U12A and U13A teams demolished Pinewood on Monday evening. Revenge was sought by our Seniors on Tuesday evening with a strong win against D’Overboreck’s- the side that had beaten them earlier in the campaign. Our Senior 1st and 2nd Girls suffered a tough defeat to Wycombe Abbey on Wednesday, whilst our Senior Boys 3rds beat Bloxham and the 4ths lost to Bloxham. Thursday evening brought about more entertainment with defeats for our U12B and U13A teams against St John Beaumont.

Finally on Saturday there were block fixtures V Bradfield and Warwick.

The U12 and U13 games took place in the morning and were fairly one sided, with Warwick winning convincingly in the U13’s matches. The U12 fixtures swung our way with the U12B & C teams both winning and the A team drawing.

The block fixtures against Bradfield were much closer. The 1st and 2nd team played out two thrillers on Christchurch with the 1sts narrowly losing 5-4 with several key members missing from the team. Our 2nds turned around a deficit in the final round to tie the contest 4.5 all.

Our U16A & B teams struggled losing both matches away from home.

There were wins for our U15A, U14B and U14C teams and close defeats for our U15B and the U14A teams.

The big local derby commences against Abingdon in a weeks’ time.

Team of the week is the 1st XI Cricket team for their brilliant team performance beating St Edward’s by 8 wickets – well done!