The U12A & B beat Warwick by 6 wickets and 33 runs respectively, while the U12C lost by 2 runs. Against Bloxham the 1ts XI & 2nd XIs were abandoned due to the weather, but the 3rd XI managed to win by 113 runs, largely due to Luke Fox scoring 103 of the MCS total. U15A lost by 9 wickets after a poor day in the field; they had earlier posted 147-1, with both Sammy Lion-Cachet and Jake Taylor scoring 50’s. The U15B team won by 10 wickets, U14A won by 44 runs and the U14B won by 102 runs.
RGS High Wycombe were the opponents on Saturday and there were convincing wins for the 1st XI, U15A & B, U14A, U13A & B teams, as well as the U12s. Archie Spittles scored 77 not out in the 1st XI 10-wicket victory. Other notable individual performances came from Alex Chapman who took 7 wickets for 6 runs off his 5 overs, James Coles scored 106, Jonathan Jelfs 5 for 23 and Aaron Chalmers took a hat-trick.
Tennis v Abingdon
The 1sts lost a very high quality match 5-1; both teams contained boys’ from younger years, showcasing the talent further down the School . The 2nds, 3rds, & 4ths all won 6-3. Against Warwick the 1st team lost 5-4, while the U14s & U15s both recorded convincing wins in all three teams.
Girls 1st team won 6-3; Girls 2nd team lost 9-0
Radley Relays – The Junior, Inter and Senior teams all took part in the Radley Relays this week with over 30 athletes competing. The Juniors finished 6th out of 17 teams. The Inters finished 14th. The highlight was the senior side of Martin Todd, Tim Stephens, Martin Jones and Danny Ray, which finished second overall out of 19 teams.
The boat club had a strong day at Evesham Regatta with nearly every crew making it through to a semi-final. The day began with Bond and Monaco, who took a three length win over Stowe School, before going out to well-drilled opposition from Stratford-Upon-Avon. The J15s also made it through their first heats with many compliments from the commentator; Thatte and Galloway were then sent out by the eventual winners from Swansea, and Riviere and Gant had a close second race, but were not fruitful in their efforts. The J13 and J14 rowers enjoyed their first taste of side-by-side racing, spurred on by the experienced coxing of James Gant, and had a very respectable row against an older crew from Monmouth School. They had a close race and lost narrowly by one length.
The single scullers impressed across the board. Ed Sharp won his first heat easily, setting a cat amongst the pigeons for his next opposition from local rivals Hinksey, who opted to scratch rather than face him in the semi. Ed rowed with confidence in his final, dominating his opposition early on and executing his race plan to take a clear victory in the J14 single scull. The afternoon was punctuated with showers, but this did not deter the senior scullers. Ben Blower had a fantastic row, but was narrowly beaten in his heat. John Kosobucki was more successful, confidently taking out two J18s, before taking another convincing victory in the final.