Last Week in Sport
27th June, 2018
In cricket, the 1XI won against St Laurence’s, Brisbane. Thomas scored 52 off 44 balls. The 1XI also recorded an excellent victory against the MCC. Max scored an excellent win with 68 runs. The 1XI lost against George Watson’s. Congratulations to Harry, who got his first five wicket haul off the last ball of his final spell at the School. He recorded figures of 5-28 off 8 overs.
The 2XI, U14As, U14Bs and U15Bs won against George Watson’s. The U15As lost. The Pringle 1XI lost against Ardvreck and Carlton CC. The Pringle 2XI won against Ardvreck. The U9s and U10s lost against St Mary’s. The U11As won and the U11Bs lost against Stewart’s Melville. Congratulations to Fergus, who got a hat-trick in his match for the U11As.
In tennis, the U13s were crowned Scottish Schools’ Cup Winners after they won against Williamwood High School, Strathallan and George Watson’s. Well done to the following boys:
In golf, the Merchiston Junior golfers finished off their season with a second place in the UK National Finals; the last ranking event of the year. The team of Daniel, Juan and Will have now secured the Order of Merit award as the ISGA’s number one Junior Golf School in the UK. The 1V also secured a victory against the Merchistonians in their annual match at Muirfield.
The Senior Games was a huge success. There were three new School records set. Rufus broke M.K. MacKenzie’s O17 100m record. MacKenzie set the record in 2008, with a time of 11.0 seconds but Rufus managed to become the first ever Merchiston boy to run under 11 seconds and set a new record of 10.8 seconds. Amaan also had a fantastic day at The Games by setting two new School records. U15 100m and 200m. 11.8 seconds was the U15 100m record, which was set in 1989 by J Bragg. Amaan ran superbly in his heat and set a new record of 11.3 seconds. He also ran an outstanding race against Arran in the final of the 200m and managed to beat Arran’s record of 24.6s, by running in with a time of 24.1 seconds.
Finally, the result of clan points are as follows:
Redford – 128
Dreghorn – 157
Spylaw – 221
Pentland – 237