Preview: Saturday Sport

Friday 8th December 2023

The final Saturday of term sees 45 fixtures scheduled across five sports, with some big block fixtures to look forward to.

Here is a look ahead at the latest set of games, with a range of opposition both at home and away.

The 1st XI will round off their season with a trip to Gordon’s School, where they will be joined by the 2nd and 3rd XI on the road. The 4th XI travel to Berkshire to face Bradfield College whilst the Colts 1 and Colts 2 will host Bradfield. All matches will kick-off at 2.30pm.

A big block fixture against Wellington College with 12 fixtures scheduled. The 1st XI girls headline the schedule, as they join the 2nd XI, 3rd XI, U16A, U16B and U15C in travelling away from home. The remaining U15 and U14 sides are in action at home. Please note the 4th XI match versus Lord Wandsworth College has been cancelled.

There is a block fixture against Godolphin with the 1st X starting at 1.30pm with the 2nd X, 3rd X, U15A, U15B and U14A also at home against the same opposition.

The curtain will come down on the 2023 rugby season with the traditional block fixture against Radley College. The XV will be in action on Hamersley with a 2.15pm kick-off. Elsewhere the XL and 3rd XV are also at home (both 2pm starts).

At lower levels, the Colts 1/2/3 will join all Yearlings sides in making the short trip to Oxfordshire, whilst the Junior Colts 2/3/4 are at home. Fixtures for the senior 4th XV and Junior Colts 1 have been cancelled.

Target Rifle Shooting

The term’s fixtures will come to an end with the British Schools Open 50m event at Bisley for the 1sts.

Useful Information

Parking: Parents and visitors are invited to park either at the Water Meadows car park or up field. The new Hyde Lane car park will also be in operation. Car parking marshals will be on hand to answer any questions and direct visitors to the respective pitch locations.

Refreshments: Match teas will be served for all teams and post-match hospitality for parents and visitors in Norwood Hall after each fixture.

Team Lists: All team lists are published and available on SOCs here (password protected for parents). Pitch information and start times can also be found on SOCs.

Social Media: There are a range of social media accounts to keep in touch with sport at Marlborough. Please click here for further details.

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