The Sports Report: Week 2

Friday 13th January 2023

A look back at the beginning of term from a sporting perspective, with a snapshot of news, views and updates from across the College.

Well done to the U16 girls who are through to the National T2 Cup semi-final after a thrilling 5-2 win over Blundell’s on Thursday afternoon. The 1st XI boys also kicked off their cup campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Sherborne. The boys’ hockey programme continues this Saturday with a block fixture against Eton College.

The first basketball fixtures of the new term took place on Thursday with a brace of wins for the boys’ squads. The U18s won 63-33 with the U16s winning 39-27 in a thrilling set of matches against Prior Park.

Bath Rugby prop Archie Griffin (C3 2014-19) has been helping the 1st XV prepare for their rearranged National Schools Cup quarter-final. Griffin – who made his professional league debut for Bath at Exeter last month – returned to Hamersley on Wednesday to pass on his experience ahead of Marlborough’s home fixture against Blundell’s on Wednesday 18th January (2pm). Josh Dingley (C1 2016-21) was this week named in the England Rugby U20 Elite Player Squad for the forthcoming Under-20 Six Nations. Congratulations also to Charlie B (U6) who played for Bath Rugby’s U18s against Exeter Chiefs last Saturday.

In football, the Central Independent Schools League begins this Saturday with Marlborough featuring as one of 19 fixtures in the league. There are eight fixtures scheduled for tomorrow against Magdalen School and Bryanston. Marlborough fencers were in action at RGS High Wycombe on Thursday, as they continued their fine unbeaten run with another victory.

There are 22 netball fixtures scheduled against a range of opposition including King Edward VI (Southampton), St Edward’s Oxford and Pangbourne College.

Well done to Lottie D who scored a hat-trick in a 9-4 win for the 1st X against Stowe last weekend. Lacrosse are back in action this Saturday in the SMC Cup at St Mary’s Calne.

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