v Kingham Hill: U14A won 42-0; U15B lost 28-20; U15C lost 46-36
v Radley: U14C lost 57-26
v King Edward’s Southampton: 1st XV won 48-7; U15A won 38-31; U15B drew 19-19; U14A lost 50-15; U14B lost 33-5; U13A won 10-0; U13B won 7-4; U13C won 6-3; U12A lost 7-1; U12B won 4-3; U12C lost 5-4
The 1st XI played their Regional last 8 fixture v Beaconsfield High School on Wednesday. Despite taking a lead before half-time, the opposition put our goal under considerable pressure. Unfortunately, this pressure told and Beaconsfield High scored 3 second half goals. However, this remains a fantastic achievement as it is the first time the girls have reached this stage of the competition.
v Pangbourme: 2nd XI lost 5-0: 3rd XI lost 4-0
1st team beat Bradfield to qualify for the knockout stages of the Team Tennis Championships. They won the fixture 12-0, but there were a number of close and hard-fought sets along the way.
The 1st XI won 2-1 v Sir William Borlase’s, while the U14s lost to the same opposition in their first ever indoor fixture on Monday.
At the regional qualifier the 1st team lost their first game v Kingston Grammar School 2-1, conceding in the last 40 seconds. They then beat John Hampden, which meant they needed a convincing win to qualify to the South Finals. They held group leaders RGS Guildford to 2-2 until 5 minutes to go, but in pushing for the win left themselves exposed and eventually lost 4-2. A frustrating end to a promising indoor season.
Hampton Small Boats Head: MCS entered the largest group within recent memory to Hampton Small Boats Head on Saturday; two U4th coxed quads, five 5th form and three 6th form boys all racing in both singles and doubles and Charlotte Brooks and Alice Vine racing their double.
This is a very competitive event, and our rowers came back with some strong results, most notably James Pullinger 10th of 60 in J16 1x (single scull) and then again with Dan Bradbery 10th of 27 in J16 2x (double scull).
Team of the week – U14A team for their win over Kingham Hill & a much improved performance on Saturday v King Edward’s Southampton.