Cricket

The 3rd XI beat Cokethorpe 2nds by 80 runs; Louis Vyas was top scorer with a quick-fire 40.

Abingdon were the opponents for the first weekend block. The 1st XI won by a very convincing 97 runs, having posted 248 in the first innings and bowling the home side out for 151. Tom Scriven scored an outstanding 139, which included 6 sixes. The wickets were shared between the bowlers with everyone contributing well. The 2nd XI and 3rd XI both lost as did the U14As. The U12A and U13A both won tight matches in a typical early season affair.

Tennis

MCS managed a clean sweep against Radley in the tennis: U16A won 7-2; U16B won 6-3; U15A won 5.5-3.5; U14A won 5.5-3.5

1st VIII Tennis, Independent Schools League - Round One

MCS finished 3rd behind Eton and KCS Wimbledon. A high standard of play was on show throughout the day. Highlights were a draw against Dulwich College and winning three rubbers in the final round of singles against KCS to secure third.

Rugby School’s Tennis Tournament

The U15 pair of Daniel Brooks and Dan Milner won this event beating the Stamford first pair in the final.

Athletics

At the Bromsgrove meeting there were wins for Dan Kelly (100m, Long Jump and Javelin), Hannah Shepherd (100m Hurdles and 400m) and George Haynes (200m). There were second place finishes for Chris Tse (Shot), Henry Phillips (Triple Jump) and the Senior Boys 4x100m relay team.

The Southern Schools Team Racing Championships

Two MCS teams competed in a field of 18 school sides at the event hosted by Winchester on Saturday. In the first stage MCS 1 beat Sherbourne, Canford, Oxford Team Racing Association and MCS 2, but dropped races to Tonbridge and Winchester 2.

Meanwhile MCS 2 beat Sherborne, Eton and Clifton B, but lost to RGS Guildford, Wellington and MCS 1. In the subsequent stage MCS 2 won all of their races in the bronze league, beating Sherborne again as well as Clifton A and local rivals Oxford Team Racing Association to win their league and finish 10th of 18 over all.

MCS 1 managed to progress from the silver league into the semi-final by beating Canford, RGS and Claire’s Court, then in the semi-beat an undefeated Tonbridge side 2-0. This was more like it. The final – a repeat of last year – pitted Winchester A against MCS 1, and Magdalen showed great tenacity and composure to come from 1-0 down to win the final 2-1.