11 Mar 2024
Weekly Sports report – Week 9 - Hilary

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Weekly Sports report – Week 9 - Hilary

W/C: Monday 4th March


Well done to the U16As for beating Clifton College 4 – 2 to progress to the National Cup Semi-Finals.

Saturday - In a block of competitive hockey matches against Merchant Taylors School, the club showcased exceptional skill, determination, and teamwork. All matches were tightly contested, despite the majority of results ending in favour of Merchant Taylor’s. A special mention to the U15Bs for their nail biting, 1 – 0 victory.

Well done to the 1st XI for their dominant, 5-2 victory.


Girls netball came back to MCS with another 3 big wins after their away fixtures at Pangbourne on Wednesday. All 3 teams played classy netball against a reckless and physical opposition. As ever, the girls showed trust in their teammates, stuck to their game plans and were relentless in their defensive turnovers to secure the wins!

1st – 37-15 W

2nd – 21-13 W

3rd – 14-3 W


1st XI 1-2 – Goal for Dan Melnikov – MVP – Will Ison

2nd XI 1-2 – Goal for Elliott Arbibe – MVP – Ashryan Purewal-Sidhu

3rd XI 2-8

U16A 2-2 Goals Ilia Milovic and Ethan McMillan – MVP Telvin Balendra


Two more thrilling matches.

The U16 team faced D’Overbroeck’s. The MCS team were without four key players, who had won against D’Overbroeck’s at U18 level. A squad of ten players played brilliantly only narrowly losing 51-56.

The U18 team faced Abingdon, and turned around a 16 point loss in the away leg to draw 44-44 at home in a high paced match. Captain Liam George was the MVP, setting a high standard from the three-point line.


The U16’s attended King’s Worcester 7’s on Wednesday. After a very close loss to Malvern and Ellesmere and a convincing victory over the KES Birmingham in the group stages, the side progressed through to the Shield competition. Really hitting their strides and playing some wonderful 7’s, MCS met Bassaleg School in the semi-final, coming out 31-10 victors. Solihull School awaited our boys in the final, and after a close first half, MCS came away with the silverware, winning 31-19. Notable performances from Luke Rowe, Monty Boyd and Ben Coniam.

The U13’s were also in action on Saturday at Winchester House 7’s. A tough group saw the boys narrowly lose to Beachborough, Brackley and St Joseph’s in the group, then again narrowly to Ashfold in the Plate Semi-Final. The boys got better as the day progressed and should be excited at the prospect of Sibford 7’s next week.


Unfortunately, the Senior Boys 1st Team Tennis lost in the final round before the National Finals in the LTA Year 11-13 Competition. After beating 5 schools to reach the late stages of the draw, the team lost to a very strong Reading School side, 10-2. Well done to Louis Yi, Josh Zahl, Rohan Sivandendra, Dennis Croft and Reuben James Lee for their efforts in the competition.

The team of the week is the Basketball 1st team