v The Gary Kirsten Foundation: U13As hosted a touring side from Khayelitsha, the first township side ever to leave South Africa. The opposition posted 124, which MCS chased into the last over, tying the scores
v Lord William’s Thame: U14A won by 9 wickets
v Merchant Taylors’ School: 1st XI won 94 runs; 2nd XI lost by 52 runs; 3rd XI lost by 8 wickets; U15A lost by 98 runs; U15B lost by 5 runs; U14A lost by 9 wickets; U14B also lost against strong opposition; U13A won by 30 runs; U13B lost by 64 runs; U13C won by 6 runs; U12A won by 18 runs; U12B lost by 6 wickets; U12C lost by 16 runs
v Pangbourne: Girls 1st Team lost 5-4
v Burford: U15B won 8-4
v Abingdon: U13A lost 12-0
v Oxford Sports: 1st lost 5-4: 2nd lost 6-3
v Eton: U15A lost 6-3; U15B lost 6-3; U15C lost 6-3; U14A lost 8-1; U14B lost 7-2; U14C lost 8-1
Internal Tournament: U12 & U13 C, D and E teams played an internal festival in a round robin, providing some great experience of match play for all involved.
BSDRA Finals: A tough weekend for the Fevas, who finished in 17th, but won races on both days. Great experience for them as a young crew. The 2nd VI came 16th of 21, and hopefully will have learnt a huge amount. The 1st VI just scraped into gold league after gaining 11 wins from 14 races, then just scraped into knockouts with 3 from 5 in gold league (including a win over Sevenoaks). Then they switched it on and won their semi against RGS convincingly, but then lost the final to Sevenoaks. 2nd overall - same as last year - and in so doing, kept the record of top 3 since 2006 intact!
Rowing: The rowers had a fantastic Sunday at Thames Valley Park Regatta, a 3-lane knockout event. All crews rowed exceptionally well against some strong competition, leading to multiple nail-biting races: J16 single (Gregg): 3rd in heat; J16 single (Bradbery): 3rd in heat; J14 quad: 2nd in heat (3 of the rowers racing for the first time and in the A division!); J15 double: 2nd in heat; J15 quad: 2nd in semi-final; J14 single (MJ): 2nd in final; Schools single (Pullinger): 2nd in final (racing up an age category against 2 GB hopefuls); J15 single (Underwood): Winner of the event.
Team of the week – 1st VI Sailors for finishing 2nd at the BDRSA competition.
Performance of the day goes to Fin Szafnauer who finished 16th at the British Schools Championship. On his handicap he was rated 122nd out of 125 players, which makes this all the more remarkable. He finished 6 over after 4 rounds!