27 Jun 2022
Sports Report – Monday 27th June

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Sports Report – Monday 27th June

Cricket

MCS won 5 of the 11 matches Abingdon on Saturday including a 7 wicket win for the 1st XI - Alex Laird (68 not out) and Barney Carey (46) shared a Century to secure the game having bowled the opposition out for 161 in 38 overs - Will Price taking 4 wickets.

Rob Lecane top scored in the U15A’s who recorded an impressive win. Oliver Martin and Freddy Lord steered the U13A to victory and the U13B followed suite. Henry Saunders’ unbeaten half century helped the U12A to victory for the second time this season and we wish them all the best for their County Cup final against the Dragon on Tuesday.

Tennis

This week was a slightly quieter week on the fixture front for the tennis teams.

The Senior 1sts Boys completed a series win against D’Overbroeck’s with a 6-2 win on Wednesday evening. Nine teams travelled to Eton for a block on Saturday afternoon. There were solid wins for the 15B and 14A sides, however all other teams suffered defeats.

The tennis season will end with the MCS U18 & U15 Tennis Festival, The Independent School Tennis Championships and House Tennis- all taking place in the remaining two weeks of term.

Rowing

18th June saw the rowers at Stratford Upon Avon regatta. A 500m sprint course with some tight bends produced some very exciting racing, including a capsize for one of the j16 singles (!). Alex Wood and Peter Crossley both reached their respective singles' finals, and the J14 A quad and Alex Underwood came away with another win each, building on their success at Marlow Town.
Last Friday saw more racing as the Senior 8 went to Henley Royal Regatta qualifiers. Henley is the biggest regatta in the world and the squad worked exceptionally hard to be of a standard to be able to enter. MCS hasn't taken a crew to Henley since 2008, and before that 1988; no one can remember us ever having the depth of quality to be able to field an 8, so this was a truly historic moment. The crew raced well in an unfavourable headwind but unfortunately failed to qualify, with the 5th form and L6th already planning next year's campaign.

Athletics

Congratulations to the inter boys’ team who competed well at the Radley Multi-events on Thursday evening and the full team were back in action at Marlborough on Saturday, competing against the hosts, Eton, Highgate, PGS, St Benedict’s, Bradfield and St Edward’s. The senior girls finished 3rd, the senior boys finished 4th, the inter boys finished 6th and the juniors were 7th. Zach Bolesta won the Inter boys 200m and Ben Sims did the double on the track – winning both the 800m and the 1500m.