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The Cattermull Cup
17 July 2018

This year, the OMs entered two pairs in to the Cattermull Cup, father and son pairing Felix (PR 1957-62) and Alex Pole (TU 1985-90), and novices Stuart Kerr (SU 1983-88) and Nick Hewitt (SU 1983-88), who had taken up the sport only months before. A large field of 25 entries from a record 20 schools were competing in this handicap tournament for alumni. Each match was decided by one set or in favour of whichever pair was ahead after 30 minutes.

The Poles were drawn in a group with Clifton, Shrewsbury and Princethorpe, and sadly did not quite manage to qualify for the knock-out stages, in a tightly fought group. Kerr and Hewitt enjoyed some beginners' luck and  a generous handicap. They emerged unbeaten from their group, defeating Charterhouse (more by luck than judgment), Downside, and an experienced Wellington pair  with an especially pleasing 6-1 triumph.

In the second round, Marlbourough defeated Bryanston 6-2 to qualify for a quarter-final against a talented Radley pair, who faced a handicap challenge of a mere 30 points. Kerr was particularly motivated by memories of multiple defeats on the rugby and cricket fields while at school. By the end of the knock up, the Radley pair seemed truly aggrieved by the Marlborough "bandits" ability to hit the ball at all. Kerr and Hewiit prevailed 6-1, and could not restrain a smirk.

In the semi-final, Marlborough faced the Worth pair, Paul Cattermull and Tom Carew Hunt, who had done their homework. In an extremely tight match, the score was 4-4 with seconds to spare, Worth managing to take it to 5-4 with the last shot of the match as the clock struck 30 minutes.  For Kerr and Hewitt, it had been an unexpected giant-killing cup run, where their mindset had changed from "give it a go" to "what might have been".

Sadly for the Worth pair too, they could not sustain their intensity and were defeated by the King's School, Canterbury pair in the final, who were as delighted as they were surprised.

Such was the success of the tournament, that the professionals, Chris Bray and Will Burns at Middlesex University Real Tennis Club are proposing to widen the field even further for 2019.

Malones Rugby - Club Day Match
11 September 2017

The Malones are back! Unfortunately last year the game was cancelled at the last minute as Clifton were unable to field a team. However, after a year’s break we’re back for Club Day on Saturday 4th November.

A massive thank you must be said to Tom Geddes (TU 2004-09), a stalwart of the Malones, who after an extended spell as club captain has now had to step down due to work commitments. The responsibility has now been handed down to Charlie Pascoe (C2 2008-13) and myself.

You’ll all be excited to hear that we are in the process of ordering some new kit, and are looking to arrange a second match against newly founded Bryanston old boys in the new year.

If you’re interested in getting involved in Malones’ rugby, please email me at and I’ll get you added to the Facebook group.

Sam Matanle (C2 2008-13)

2017 Halford Hewitt Report
13 April 2017

Founded in 1924 The Halford Hewitt Championship is competed for today by the old boys of 64 English and Scottish public schools who each field five foursome pairs, making 640 competitors in all. The competition’s home is The Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal where the teams compete in a knock out event for the glory of winning the Halford Hewitt Trophy, which Marlborough last won in 1972.

The OM team were a mix of young and mature golfers. Playing for the first time were Elliot Matthews and Jamie Amor, who was the first recipient of the Christopher Martin-Jenkins Scholarship. David Niven, now 60 years old, was our eldest player. Marlborough had performed relatively poorly in recent years so it was time for a resurgence.

Click here to read the full report.

Remembering Ronald Owen Lagden
03 March 2017

On this day in 1915, Ronald Owen Lagden (LI 1903-08) became the fifth England international of 27 to die in service during the First World War.

His single cap for England came in the 1911 match versus Scotland at Twickenham, where England won 13-8. Lagden, playing in the back row, converted two of England’s three tries.  After coming down in 1912 he took a post at Harrow School as a mathematics master, continuing to play rugby for Richmond, where he was vice-captain in 1912-13.

Click here to read the full story as part of the Rugby Football Union's First World War commemorations.


65th Anniversary Dinner
27 February 2017

The Palmer Marlborough Beagles 65th Anniversary Dinner will be held on Friday 24th March. 

There will be drinks at 6.30pm in Adderley followed by 7pm Dinner in the Common Room Dining Room.
On the following Tuesday 28th March, there will be a Lawn Meet in Court at 1pm followed by trail hunting at Temple Farm, Rockley, after which we have been invited for tea by Countess Goess-Saurau. 

If you would like to attend please contact Sean Dempster, Master in Charge of Beagling, on or call 01672 892240

OM Netball - Register your interest!
07 December 2016

Nicky Hawkins (EL 2004-09) and Vicky Eatough (EL 2004-09) are planning to set up an OM Girls' Netball team - and need your help!

There are a range of OM sports clubs in operation and OM Netball fixtures could soon be added to the programme of events.

If you would be interested in being involved please email


Old Marlburian Sailing Association
23 November 2016

In the spirit of the adventures of Sir Francis Chichester KBE, surely the most adventurous and successful OM yachtsman, an Old Marlburian Sailing Association crew took to the Solent in October for the Arrow Trophy, an annual sailing competition for independent schools.

The Sunsail F40 racing yacht was collected from Port Solent on Friday morning for a great days practice sailing over to the Isle of Wight. The crew were allocated their positions and eventually we had our spinnaker jibes running smoothly. An early broach proved to be a baptism by fire for some of the more novice crew members!

Returning OMSA stalwarts, Charlie Kendrick (C1 1998-2003) and James Meredith (B2 1988-93) managed the cockpit, with foredeck maestros Edward Gregg (C2 1988-93) and Will Steward (C3 2007*12). Will Sheard (LI 1997-2002) was on mainsail, Mike Dana (B3 1959-63) was navigator, master tactician and loblolly boy. Returning from an eight-year sailing sabbatical, Roger Kendrick (OM Father) drew on his vast experience to take the helm.

Click here to find out how they got on...

Eversfield stars on Hong Kong debut
16 November 2016

The Marlburian Club would like to congratulate Will Eversfield (C3 2007-12) who made his debut for Hong Kong on Friday night.

Eversfield represented England Students whilst at Newcastle University, but following a move to Hong Kong in July to play for Borrelli Walsh USRC Tigers - he found himself stepping up a level.
The Hong Kong born forward started in the second row for Hong Kong’s Cup of Nations opener against Papua New Guinea – starring in a 51-5 victory.

Hong Kong assistant coach Andy Hall was pleased with the OM’s efforts.

“He’s integrated well, he’s quite a smart kid so he’s taking things on quickly,” Hall told the South China Morning Post.

“He ran the line-outs today and our ball was certainly successful. For him to come in that quickly and adapt and then perform how he did was really pleasing to see.”

Hong Kong now face Russia on Saturday in the final game of the tournament.

All set for Club Day 2016
07 October 2016

An array of Old Marlburian sports will be on show as one of the highlights of this year’s Club Day.

Sunday 9th October will see several hundred OMs return to Marlborough to go head to head with a range of opposition. Sport on the day now includes OM Girls’ Hockey - featuring two Oxford Blues - and an OM Football match against Common Room. Sadly, the Old Cliftonians (Rugby) withdrew at the last minute as they were unable to raise a side so there will be no Malones fixture this year. Please come along and support these fixtures.

Louise Burn (MO 2006-11), Secretary of the OM Girls’ Hockey, is looking forward to the day’s events.

“Once again there has been lots of interest in the game and it's become a regular fixture in the minds of all alumnae hockey players. “As always the team is a huge mixture of ages and abilities and we can't wait for another year to face the ever improving College XI.”

The Hockey match will push back at 3pm on Maples (Astroturf) with the football kicking off at 3pm on Water Meadows.

Click here for a full Club Day schedule or if you are an OM yet to register your attendance, please do so here.

Girls’ Hockey: Matilda Kay (EL 2002-07), Becca Naylor (MM 2003-08), Harriet Gibson (EL 2004-09), Rebecca Lane (EL 2004-09), Olivia Manley (MM 2004-09), Emma Pybus (MM 2004-09), Isabella Somerset (MM 2004-09), Mary Alexander (EL 2005-10), Isabel Archer (MM 2006-11), Louise Burn (MO 2006-11), Saskia Naylor (MM 2006-11), Lara Good (MM 2007-12), Sophie Spink (MO 2009-14), Rosie Dibben (NC 2010-15), Olivia Hazlitt (MO 2011-16).

Sport on Club Day
27 September 2016

There are three sporting fixtures taking place at this year's Club Day on Sunday 9th October.

All OMs are invited back to the College to either take part in the games themselves or to lend their support.

OM sport on the day includes OM girls' hockey, a rugby match against the Old Cliftonians on Hamersley and an encounter for OMFC against a Common Room XI.

Click here for the full schedule and registration form.

OMFC: Hare & Black stand down
11 August 2016

After seven years of running the Old Marlburian Football Club Joe Hare and Dan Black (both C3 1999-2004) are stepping down from running the Club.

OMFC has gone from playing a couple of friendlies a year to establishing itself in the top division. During the 2015/16 season a remarkable 29 games were played.

Commenting on the announcement, Hare said: “It has been an honour and privilege to be part of the success achieved in the Club’s short history, and we thank everyone who has made it such an enjoyable experience. 

“Our reign will be ably succeeded by Nick Horowitz (C3 2002-07) and Ben Walters (SU 2005-10) with support from George Brown (BH 2002-07) who will continue in his role as treasurer. Whilst experience is key, the Club needs to blood some new, energetic, ambitious recruits to propel us forward as we look to build on what has been achieved so far. If you are a keen and committed footballer reading this, I urge you to put your services forward and get in touch at”

The Marlburian Club would like to thank both Joe and Dan for all the energy and commitment they have put into bringing OMFC so far in such a short time.  OMFC is looking for new lead sponsors so if anyone would like a fantastic sponsorship opportunity, do be in touch with Marlburian Club Office or with the team directly on the email above.


Destined for the Euro's...
14 July 2016

Sophie Shakespeare (EL 2011-16) has been selected to represent England U18s at the forthcoming EHC European Championships in Ireland.

She recently captained her country to victories over Germany and then completed a series win in Antwerp against Belgium, where she scored a penalty.

Click here for further information and we of course wish Sophie every success during the tournament.

England Head coach Sarah Kelleher said; “This series of matches has been a very good test for us, giving us a great opportunity to work on key areas of our game. I am pleased with the results and know that our girls have a great team spirit, full of grit and determination ahead of our Euros campaign which start against Ireland on Sunday 24th July in Cork.”

OMs help College to Shooting Success
19 April 2016

A helping hand from Old Marlburians helped the College to success at Bisley on Saturday 16th April.

Shooting at 300 yards, and then again at 600 yards, in bitterly cold wind, two competitions were held, one for a team of three Old Marlburians and three current pupils, and one for a team of six current pupils.

In the mixed competition, Schuyler Neuhauser (B1 U6), Oskar Money-Kyrle (C3 L6) and Tom Elvin (BH Hu) shot alongside Sandy Gill (BH 1996-2000), Charles Brooks (PR 1969-74) and Jim Spender (C2 1987-92), scoring 562 with 47 V bulls, but were unlucky to come fourth in a very close competition.

They did, however, manage to beat Wellington’s B team, who were perhaps brought down from within by Mr Finn unexpectedly being called upon to shoot for his alma mater!

Elvin top scored for the College with 94 and 8 V bulls, but was rather outshone by a brilliant performance from Sandy Gill with 99 and 14 V bulls.

Busy start to 2016 for OM Squash
22 February 2016

The Courtiers Londonderry Cup run ended in defeat in the quarters (second round) at the hands of the Old Etonians.

Our first round victory over Old Wellingtonians, will long be remembered for Nick “Lazarus” Atkins (BH 1975-79) recovering from match point down at 8-0 in the third game to win the deciding match.

Another successful Rose Bowl was held at the College in January (photo attached). Nick Fallowfield (B3 1981-85) the deserved winner of the trophy defeating Joash Nelson Piercy of Cotton House in the final. Joash is the first pupil to get to the final of the Rose Bowl. Many thanks to Charles Laughton (TU 1994-99) for organising the day.

As ever, please get in touch if you are looking to play OM squash, the Rose Bowl is open to all comers…

Alex Wildman
(C2, 1984-89)

Pictured: L-R, Joash Nelson-Piercy (CO U6), John Menmuir (PR 1991-96), Nick Fallowfield (B3 1981-85), Charles Laughton (TU 1994-99), Toby Warren (C2 1992-97), Jules Beckett (CR)

Players wanted for OM Lacrosse Match
03 February 2016

A date has been confirmed for an OM Lacrosse match – with the call now out for players!

The fixture will take place at Marlborough on Prize Day, Saturday 28th May against the College.

Jen Cohen, Mistress in Charge of Lacrosse, said: “Over the years the College’s lacrosse program has expanded and we now have 6 teams representing Marlborough on a regular basis.

“Players have made county and regional teams during their time at Marlborough and some have even gone on to play for England and Scotland. This match is an opportunity for OMs to come back to the College and enjoy an afternoon playing lacrosse once again.”

If you would like to take part in the match then please send an email to Kate Goodwin, Alumni Relations Manager, here.

Smallbore Match Report
11 December 2015

At the Smallbore Match on Saturday 14th November, nine OMs made it a good turnout against an equally strong College team.

To put added pressure on the OMs it was decided to shoot the harder 10 bull targets which had predictable consequences in that the College VIII beat the OM VIII by 745 against 737, a clear win though narrower than previous occasions.

The OMRC’s new President, Bill Richards had made it to the Match all the way from Eastbourne, with the positive result of becoming the highest scorer of the day, dropping only 1 point.

Habib Rahman
Hon Sec OMRC


Old Marlburians at the Arrow Trophy
24 November 2015

The Arrow Trophy is yearly a sailing competition between independent schools which takes place every October in the Solent. The 2015 Old Marlburian Sailing Association (OMSA) team saw many faces returning from the previous year to create our most experienced crew to date! The range in crew age spanned an epic 49 years giving us a wonderful mix of youth and experience.

The 2015 race weekend began early on the Friday when we collected our Sunsail F40 from Port Solent and headed out to begin our yearly training session. Our collective experience from previous competitions meant we were quickly pulling on the right ropes and managed to sail our way through numerous spinnaker jibes without tearing the sails on our way to Cowes. Feeling confident we disembarked in Cowes and made our way to the curry house for a couple of ales and hearty feed prior to the real competition.

A communication breakdown meant we made an inauspicious start to proceedings by missing the crew briefing on Saturday morning. However, this was quickly forgotten and before long we were out in the Solent ready for the first race. Throughout the day the team demonstrated some of the best boat handling, manoeuvring and yacht racing that we have ever achieved. The foredeck crew consisted of William Steward (C3 2007-12), Ed Gregg (C2 1988-1993) and Alex Quinan (C1 2004-09) who worked brilliantly together without a single error all weekend. The cockpit crew with Charlie Kendrick (C1 1998-2003), James Meredith (B2 1988-1993), Hannah Sauer, Rob Barnes and Will Sheard demonstrated great skill under some intense pressure at times. Richard White (LI 1987-1992) and Mike Dana (B3 1959-63) on helm and tactics also did a fine job in keeping the Marlborough boat in the thick of the action. Overall the team worked really well together with very few errors over the weekend. Our best mid fleet results left us somewhat surprised because we felt that our sailing had been excellent. This is in no small part down the very strong competition from other schools who demonstrated their world class sailing skills.

The highlight of the weekend is the dinner on Saturday night at the Corinthian Yacht Club. They even managed to find enough televisions to play the England rugby match although sadly that ended in disappointment. All in all an excellent weekend of sailing was had by all in a genuinely fiercely competitive competition.

Join The Club!

The club is always keen to welcome sailors of any ability, particularly since this is a social club rather than a serious sailing club! There are various opportunity to learn to race yachts in London and South Coast over the next year.

Any information please contact commodore Charlie Kendrick (C1 1998-2003) on 07946 641136.


Girls' Hockey Appointment
03 September 2015

Louise Burn (MO 2006-11) has been appointed the new Club Secretary for the OM Girls' Hockey.

Louise replaces Becca Naylor (MM 2003-08) in the role and we wish her every success for the future, with their first game now not too far away!

Anyone interested in playing in the Girls’ Hockey team please contact Club Secretary Louise Burn via email or call 07876 453 640.

Another promotion for OMFC
09 March 2015

Joel Hughes wheels away after scoring against OC IIsOMFC has secured an impressive fourth promotion in as many years, with a 2-2 draw at the weekend enough to seal their place in the top flight.

The squad went into the game against Old Malvernians knowing a point would be enough for promotion and took a point thanks to a second half strike from Cameron Gordon (PR 2009-14).

Daniel Black (C3 1999-2004) commented: “Barring a rogue change of the rules we will be playing in the Arthurian League Premiership next season alongside the elite footballing old boys outfits.

“Quite frankly it’s a phenomenal result considering where the club has come from only six or seven years ago. Well done to all concerned.”

Click here for a full report from the encounter.

Waddy winner!
06 March 2015

Aubrey Waddy (B1 1960-65), became national O65 squash champion at the recent British Championships in Manchester.

After being runner up for the previous two years, Aubrey won a hard fought final against Northumberland’s Derek Collins, 3-9, 9-6, 9-2, 9-6. The win confirmed Aubrey’s England place in the forthcoming Masters home internationals. This will be the fourth time he has represented England in the end of season event.

Aubrey hopes his title will validate his status as the leading international author of squash-based fiction, with his thriller Sex and Drugs and Squash’n’Roll the all-time best seller in this category of ‘literature’.

Latif settling in
04 March 2015

Alessandro LatifAlessandro Latif declared himself delighted with his performance and progress over the course of the two-pronged Pro Mazda Championship Winterfest – as the rising young British star settled into his new open-wheel career in style.

Having already established a formidable reputation as a supremely accomplished sportscar competitor – lifting the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series Pro-Am Championship laurels and twice triumphing in-class in the prestigious Gulf 12 Hours amongst other headline-grabbing achievements – Latif has steered his burgeoning career stateside in 2015 in signing up to contest the fiercely-disputed Pro Mazda Championship with World Speed Motorsports (WSM).

Click here to read the full article.


Champagne on ice - for now
03 March 2015

An away point to league leaders Chigwell took the OMs one step closer to the dizzy heights of the Arthurian League Premiership.

Only a mathematical freak can now prevent another promotion, having a vastly superior goal difference over nearest rivals Repton.

Click here to read the full report by Joe Hare (C3 1999-04)

Fives contest
02 March 2015

OM FivesThere was an epic contest on the Fives court on Sunday 1st March, as a number of OMs returned to take on the College.

After what proved to be quite a match, the College emerged with a narrow victory - 95-94 with Hugo Fry (C1 L6) pipping Alex Frosell (CO 2008-13) 12-11 to seal the win.

History awaits for OMFC
23 February 2015

OMFCOld Marlburian Football Club all but secured their promotion with an 11-0 victory over Haileybury on Saturday.

They say you can only beat what’s put in front of you and OMFC went to town against a depleted opposition line-up, who able to field just ten players.

OMFC ran riot scoring four before half-time with a further seven goals added to the tally after the break. A heroic goalkeeping display from the visiting custodian prevented further damage before the full-time whistle.

Rob Guppy (C3 2002-07) scored four whilst there was a brace for Alex Middleton (C1 2004-09). Further goals came from Harry Harvey (C3 1998-2003), Harry Bristow (C3 1999-04), Nick Horowitz (C3 2002-07), Alex Azis (LI 2006-10) and Cameron Gordon (2009-14).

With only one point required from their remaining three games, the OMs look certain to secure a historic fourth consecutive promotion.


Shooting stars
20 February 2015

Congratulations to Bill Richards (C1 1977-79) and Ed Jeens (BH 1998-03) who have made the British team for the World Long Range Championships which will take place in the USA this August.

Ed Dickson
(SU 2005-07) is a non-travelling reserve for that team.

In other news, Tony de Launay (PR 1960-64) is captain of England for the National Match at Bisley this July.

Click here for the latest news from the Rifle Club, including 2015 fixtures.

Promotion charge gathering pace
11 February 2015

Joel Hughes wheels away after scoring against OC IIsOMFC extended their good start to the year with an important away win against Aldenham on Saturday 7th February.

In what has historically always been a physical encounter, the OMs stepped up to deliver a professional performance as their march towards the Premiership continues. Goals from Harry Harvey (C3 1998-2003), Alex Azis (LI 2006-10) and young hotshot Cameron Gordon (2009-14) secured the points.

With only four games to go, a fourth consecutive promotion is still on the cards….

Next: Old Haileyburians (H), Saturday 21st February

Ford Captures Marlborough Open
04 February 2015

21-year-old Englishman Tom Ford captured his first PSA World Tour title of 2015, and his first ever title on home soil, with a superb 3-1 victory over Mark Fuller at the Marlborough College Open, PSA Challenger 5 event taking place in Wiltshire.

Eighth-seed Fuller was a surprise finalist, but came into the encounter full of confidence having taken out second-seed Adam Murrills in the quarter-finals and fourth-seed James Earles in the semi-final, but Ford proved himself a class above the field and storming into a 1-0 lead, reports Sean Reuthe.

However Fuller dug in a proved his worth, coming close in the second game and forcing Ford to be at his best during a tie-break and then taking the third game 11-7, the first Ford had dropped all tournament but Ford was not to be stopped and the Worcester-born World No.82 blitzed through the last game 11-6 to defeat Fuller and capture the title.

“I’m really pleased to have started the year with a win. It was even better to do it with my family and friends there to support me,” said Ford.

Click here for the full report and results.

Report: Point taken
02 February 2015

OMFCOMFC missed a chance to extend their lead at the top of Division 1 with a frustrating 3-3 draw at Old Radleians on Saturday.

After a confident start, the OMs took the lead with a fine Nick Horowitz (C3 2002-07) header from a corner. The OMs failed to make the early pressure count and were pegged back when some poor defending allowed Radley back into the game and take a 2-1 lead going into half-time.

Some strong words during the break saw the visitors come out with intent but they failed to carve out significant chances as Radley defended resolutely. However, a long ball from Horowitz sent Rob Guppy (C3 2002-07) through on goal and he coolly slotted past the ‘keeper.

However, more uncharacteristic bad defending saw Radley regain the lead from a free-kick. With ten minutes to go, the OMs pushed everyone forward for a sustained period of pressure. With almost the last kick of the game, Harry Bristow (C3 1999-04) bundled the man and ball over the line to snatch what could be an important point in the race for promotion.

OMFC flying high
29 January 2015

OMFCThe OMs continued their dominant start to 2015 with a 7-2 victory over Old Reptonians at Lincoln Field last Saturday.

A strong squad got off to a flying start, going 1-0 up inside the first minute. The opposition struggled to handle the OMs fast and fluent style of play and the team were unfortunate only to go in at half-time 4-2 up.

An early second-half goal all but killed the game off, with two more later added for good measure, including Rob Guppy (C3 2002-07) sealing his hat-trick with the final kick of the game.

Marlborough retained their place at the top of the table, with a fourth promotion in four years looking increasingly likely.

Harold Radford Rosebowl
13 January 2015

Mark Wright, Louis Gaillard (Tu, L6), Aubrey Waddy, Roger Preston, Marius Baldrey (CR), Peter Bryan (CR), Alex WildmanFour OMs, a beak and six current pupils contested the 2015 Harold Radford Rose Bowl at College on Saturday 10th January.

The usual OM numbers were trimmed by a clash with the Counties over 50s and 60s tournaments but the round robin format ensured plenty of squash was played over the afternoon. Producing the strongest performance from a current pupil for many years, Joash Nelson-Piercy (CO L6) beat the holder Alex Wildman (C2 1984-89) in the preliminary round but lost to the eventual winner Charlie Horrell (B2 1976-81) in the semi-final. Marius Baldrey (CR) was once again the losing finalist, a fittingly close and hard fought match.

Congratulations to Charlie and thanks to Jules Beckett for hosting the event.

Any interested OMs should put Saturday 9th January 2016 in their diaries for next year’s tournament.

Fine first half for OMFC
22 December 2014

Joel Hughes wheels away after scoring against OC IIsOld Marlburians FC head into the Christmas break able to look back on a productive first half of the campaign.
The side sit second in the Arthurian League thanks to six wins from nine games played so far in the 2014/15 campaign.

The league season opened with a 5-1 win on the road at Old Wykehamists I before another big win against Old Bradfieldians I.

Click here for the league table and a full list of results to date.

Video: Malones' Rugby
13 October 2014

Watch a video round-up of the Governor's Cup weekend including interviews with Tom Geddes (TU 2004-09), John Inverdale (Old Cliftonian & BBC Sport Presenter) and Charlie Harrison (Master in Charge of Rugby).

Click here to view the video feature.

Rugby: Malones take on Clifton
12 October 2014

Club Day, October 2014Sunday was a busy day at the College with Club Day taking place as well as two competitive fixtures against Clifton College.

Club Day saw several hundred OMs return for the pre-1967 Club Day Reunion. The AGM preceded Chapel before a reception for Club Members in Court. Lunch was followed by a talk by David Walsh (C1 1960–65), co-author of Public Schools and the Great War, in the Memorial Hall.

Rivalries were renewed with the Old Cliftonians on the XV as the Malones gathered together for a hard-fought fixture, which was won by the visitors.

The XV was then renamed Hamersley, in honour of Alfred St George Hamersley (C3 1862– 66), recently inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame.

The highlight of the day was the Governor’s Cup match between the respective XVs from Marlborough and Clifton. This celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the first school rugby match between Marlborough and Clifton College. Sunday’s encounter saw Clifton win the contest 17-0 with BBC Sport’s John Inverdale, himself an Old Cliftonian, on hand to conduct the post-match interviews with the Master, Jonathan Leigh, handing over the prestigious Governor’s Cup trophy.

OMRC Report - 2013/14
26 August 2014

OMRC LogoThe highlight of the year is Richard Jeens' win in HM The Queens Prize on 19 July during the international championships at Bisley. 

Richard becomes only the fourth OM winner of the Prize, 30 years after David Richards and 10 years after the success of his brother Henry.  Richard still holds the title of World Long Range Champion, so now we can truly say that he has joined the greats of our sport.

Not to be outdone, Richard's youngest brother, Ed, who was second in the Queen’s Prize last year, won one of the individual competitions and was a member of the successful GB team in the Kolapore match.

Other international caps were won by Bill Richards (GB and England), Richard and Ed Jeens (Wales) and Sandy Gill (Scotland).

On the club front the OMRC came first in the Rifle Clubs Match – concurrent with the first stage of the Queens.  The Captain (Patrick Pelly) showed his skills by not selecting Richard Jeens for that Match: it clearly had the desired effect!  In the Bank of England Match, concurrent with the Grand Aggregate, OMRC finished a close second to a powerful Old Epsomian team. 

OMs finished highly in a number of the individual competitions (for which the entry is +/- 850), with 3 in the top 50 and a further 3 of the top 100 in the Grand Aggregate.  Special mention however must go to Josh Mayer, from the School VIII, who finished 137th in the Grand Aggregate:  a momentous achievement.  Infact 5 pupils stayed on to shoot in the Bisley championships – the largest number for a long while. 

In the annual competition for Old Boys clubs (the Veterans) we entered 5 teams (25 shooters) for the first time in three years, but sadly did not come away with any medals.  On the occasion the Captain’s curse struck - our ‘B’ team beating our ‘A’ Team!  There were 5 highest possible scorers on the day, Bill Richards with 50.9 being the top OM and winner of the Vezey Trophy, whilst the Patron’s pots were won by Charles Brooks, Geoff Robinson and Toby Green.

Following the Veterans match we hosted 36 at our Annual Dinner.  Our guest of honour was MC past President and current Chairman Steven Bishop.  One of the themes of the Dinner was the 40th reunion of my shooting team at Bisley from 1974 – the first of the VIIIs coached by Johnnie (REW) Johnson that started a remarkable sequence of 20 or so years never out of the top 10in the Ashburton Shield.  In 1974 we finished 3rd in the Ashburton, our only loss throughout the whole year.  9 out of the 11 members of the team attended – a fantastic turn out.  We toasted absent friends, Richard France (my Vice Captain) and our coach Johnnie, both sadly departed.  Those present were Anthony Hamilton, Andrew Howes, Charles Holt, John Hayward, James Hardy, Habib Rahman and myself (all VIII), Toby Green (IX Man) and David Richards (Cadet Pair).

The Club continues to support and foster School shooting, and much enjoys doing so.  The VIII had its best result in the Ashburton for a long while.  Our full bore matches against the School in September 2013 and May 2014 ended with victories for the Club with top scorers Tom (TAD) Lilley and John Hayward for OMRC and Josh Mayer and Sam Day (for the School) whilst our small bore matches in the Gunner Range at the College in November 2013 and March 2014 ended with the usual victories for the School.

We wish every success to Dominic de Vere who is on his second GB team to Canada in the autumn and to the six OMs still in contention for selection to the GB team for the World Long Range Championships taking place in the USA in 2015.  Lastly we congratulate our Club Patron Tony de Launay on his election as England Captain for the 2015 National Match.

Charles Brooks
President - OMRC
July 2014

1964 Cricket Reunion
25 July 2014

It’s fifty years since the XI narrowly failed to beat traditional rivals Rugby in the annual two-day fixture that concludes the summer term, and forty nine years since largely the same team triumphed by six wickets in 1965.

Up until the end of that decade the match was played at Lord’s, and to celebrate the anniversary, virtually the entire group got together for a lunch on the eve of this year’s Lord’s Test against India.

The idea was conceived at the reception for 50th Anniversary Dinner for the 1963 Rugby XV, to which David Allen (C1 1961-65) had been invited in the place of his late brother, Richard (C1 1959-63).

A few "locals" also attended the reception, including another cricketer, Paddy Hosier (SU 1961-65). The pair formulated some initial plans, involving a lunch at Lord’s. This was soon considered a shade downmarket, and one of the mainstays of the batting in both 1964 and 1965, Peter Brooks (CO 1960-65), in his capacity as the Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Genting UK plc, provided a venue with an address worthy of the event: Mayfair, W1. Specifically the lunch was held at Crockfords.

The beak in charge of cricket at the time, David Green (CR 1962-95), was sadly unable to attend, but our coaches were well represented, by Dennis Silk (CR 1955-68) and David Essenhigh. Dennis was hugely influential at MC as housemaster, sage, expert on Siegfried Sassoon (CO 1902-04), beak in charge of rugby, cricket luminary and much more, and David, the groundsman through the sixties, contributed enormously both to teams collectively and young bowlers and young batsmen individually.

As everyone assembled in Crockfords’ magnificent main dining room we were greeted by a splendid variety of memorabilia, much of it provided by the captain. In addition, the College’s Archivist Dr Terry Rogers (CR 1964-14) had located two perfect antidotes to age-related cognitive decline, the scorebooks from the period. Every dot ball and every run from half a century earlier could be verified; exaggeration had to be ruthlessly curbed.

It was remarkable that all but two of the 1964 and 1965 sides were able to come, although slow left armer John Meikle (C2 1961-65) could only make it the following day, to part two of the celebration in the Warner Stand at Lord’s for the opening of the India test. The missing players comprised both of the Nigels: Barak (B1 1960-64), who used to apply record-breaking revolutions to his wrist spinners, and Gay. South Island NZ to London W1 was an island too far for the former, and Nigel Gay (SU 1961-65), one of the backbones of the batting in 1965, sadly died young.

None of the group is still playing cricket, which meant that we were collectively put to shame by David Essenhigh, who is still turning out with both bat and ball at the age of seventy eight, although he does concede that he has recently dropped down to first change. Nevertheless, everyone appeared extremely fit: the two Davids, mentioned above, Peter Brooks (CO 1960-65), immaculately attired, Chris Pyemont (PR 1960-65), Chris Page ((C2 1961-66), “as in book”, as he once called out to confirm his name to a punctilious scorer), Paddy Hosier, Peter Greene (C3 1961-65), Richard Freedman (PR 1963-67), Graham Outram (C1 1960-64), Nick Ross (PR 1961-66), Philip Matthews (B3 1961-65), Aubrey Waddy (B1 1960-65), and in an honorary role as the cheerleader for the year, and brother of the great Marlburian cricketer and journalist Christopher (B3 1958-63), Tim Martin-Jenkins (B3 1961-65).

In an amusing speech, David Walsh (C1 1960-65) entertained the gathering with precise vignettes of the cricket we had played. He recalled the contributions made by the two guests, and rightly thanked not only Peter Brooks for providing the use of Crockfords, but also Otto Hoenig and his staff who looked after us magnificently.

Cricket Cup 1st Round – Sunday 15th June 2014
13 June 2014

Blues vs SherborneThis Sunday sees the Blues host the Stowe Templars on the XI in the 1st Round of this year’s prestigious Cricketer Cup Competition, sponored by Herbalife.  The following OMs have been selected:



Ed Kilbee (Captain C2 2001 – 06)
Andrew Wilson (Vice Captain TU 2003 -08)
George Adair (C2 2002 – 07)
Hugo Adair (C2 1999 – 04)
Oliver Bishop (PR 2000 - 05)
Mike Bush (TU 1993 – 98)
Alec Cunningham (C3 1969 – 74)
Jamie Davies (PR 2000 – 05)
Oliver Logan (PR 2006 – 11)
Will von Behr (B1 2007 – 11)
Robbie Williams (BH 2000 – 05)

Spring Fullbore Shooting report
04 June 2014

Seven OMs gathered at Century Range Bisley for the Spring Fullbore Match against the School in bright and sunny weather, with a deceptive wind which not only caused fishtail conditions but also various cases of sunburn!

Click here to read the full report.

Winning weekend
19 May 2014

Blues vs SherborneThe Blues edged their way home in a tight encounter against the Sherborne Pilgrims in glorious sunshine on the XI on Sunday.

This coming weekend sees two fixtures. Alex Foot skippers the Blues against his brother Tiger (XI Captain) on Prize Day this Saturday which is followed by a trip to Winchester on Sunday.

Click here to read a report from Sunday's win against Sherborne.

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OMFC celebrate Junior League Cup Final victory
16 April 2014

Saturday 12th April 2014
Old Carthusians 1
Old Marlburians 2 (Hughes, Horrowitz)
Junior League Cup Final

Joel Hughes wheels away after scoring against OC IIsOn a warm Saturday afternoon in south-west London, OMFC took to the field in their inaugural Junior League Cup Final. Their opponents were Carthusians (Charterhouse) II, a school with a strong footballing history and one which has grown accustomed to winning over the years.

As the saying goes, success breeds success and this is certainly true for Charterhouse Old Boys who almost consider it their right to pick up every trophy going! OMFC had yet to beat Charterhouse in a competitive game. Could they rise to the occasion and overcome the odds?
The game started at a frantic pace with both teams playing with real passion and commitment from the off. With returning Oxford University captain, Jack Fletcher (C2 2004-09), back in the starting XI alongside George Brown (BH 2002-07) and Jack Webb (C1 1991-96), the OMs looked to flood the midfield and win the midfield battle. This left striker Joel Hughes, at times, somewhat isolated up front as he looked to give his opponents an afternoon that they weren’t likely to forget.
With half-time approaching and the OMs starting to assert their authority over the Carthusians, Joel Hughes (C3 1999-04) clinically put the OMs ahead following a mazy run from Webb which defied his ageing body. Webb has over the years been likened to the imperious Ryan Giggs; the army of fans who had made the journey to Teddington could now see why.
Half-time came and went with the teamtalk emphasis on maintaining the intensity, concentration and keeping an organised shape in and out of possession.
Unsurprisingly, Charterhouse came out all guns blazing in the second half. A soft free-kick was conceded within minutes of the restart and the Carthusian captain duly arrowed the ball into the top corner.
The next 35 minutes were all about desire, grit, concentration and playing with confidence. The OMs quickly re-asserted their authority with Harry Harvey (C3 1998-03) and Tom Forsythe (BH 1999-04) linking superbly down the left. Nick Horrowitz (C3 2002-07) marshalled the defence superbly allowing Charterhouse no sniff at goal. Jim Gray (CO 1994-99), Nuda Kyari (LI 2003-08) and Cameron Gordon (PR, U6) all made telling contributions as the OMs looked for a winner.
And the OMs didn’t have to wait long. A corner was finished with aplomb by Horrowitz as he burst past his marker to send his teammates and the crowds into raptures.
The OMs saw out the game with relative ease and they could have extended their lead further. Gordon, Hughes, Harvey and Joe Hare (C3 1999-04) all looked dangerous on the break.

The referee eventually brought proceedings to a close to the delight of the OMs and their loyal fans. It was a well-deserved victory and one that will hopefully act as a stepping stone for further success in years to come.
With two league games to come after Easter, the OMs could go one better and clinch promotion to Division 1. However, for the moment the OMs are enjoying this sweet, sweet, taste of success.

The Halford Hewitt Report
15 April 2014

Members of the Old Marlburian Golf Society took part in the historic Halford Hewitt tournament over the weekend and reached the Semi-Finals of The Prince's Plate.
The first three rounds were played at Prince's Golf Club, with the Semi-Finals and Final played at Deal on Sunday. Thanks to Tim Martin-Jenkins (B3 1961-65) for the updates and report.
First round
For the second year running Marlborough narrowly lost their final match in the first round of the Halford Hewitt, which saw them defeated by Trent on the19th hole.
Graham & Murray - Won 5&3
Griffiths & Naylor - Won 2 up
Niven & Rhodes - Lost 1 hole
Hewer & McCall - Lost 3&2
Hinds & Mockridge - Lost 19th hole
Three of the matches went to the 18th in a very tight contest in which both teams played a high standard of golf. The pace of play in front was very slow and the OM golfers finished the day at 7.30pm, with only occasional sunshine and a chilly wind against them as they turned for home.
The Prince's Plate – First Round
The Prince's Plate is the six per team knock-out foursomes for those Halford Hewitt Schools eliminated in the first round.
Marlborough won their first round match against City of London 3-0.
Graham & Murray won 4&3
Hewer & Rhodes won 5&4
Mockridge & Naylor won 2&1
The Prince's Plate – Second Round
Marlborough beat Liverpool 2.5-0.5, the last match ending before completion.
Graham & Murray won 6&4
Hewer & Rhodes won 3&2
Mockridge & Naylor halved
The Prince's Plate – Quarter-Final
Marlborough then beat Cheltenham 3-0.
Graham & Murray won 3&2
Hewer & Rhodes won 2&1
Mockridge & Naylor won 3&2
The Prince's Plate – Semi-Final
The Semi-Final, against Edinburgh Academy, teed off at Deal at 8.30am but Marlborough were beaten by Edinburgh, who went on to win the Plate with a 2-1 victory against Ampleforth.
About The Halford Hewitt
The Halford Hewitt has been described by the golf writer Nick Tremayne as 'the greatest of all truly amateur tournaments'.
Founded in 1924 it is competed for today by the old boys of 64 English and Scottish public schools which each field five foursomes pairs, making 640 competitors in all. The sheer size of the field - plus the hundreds of supporters who routinely turn up - is part of what makes the Hewitt a unique sporting event.
The tournament has a rich history and frequently pits average golfers against famous internationals, and produces moments of golfing pressure simply not experienced by amateur players elsewhere.

OMFC set for Junior League Cup Final
03 April 2014

OMFCOMFC have reached the final of the Junior League Cup following a 4-3 semi-final victory over Millfield.
The final will be played against Charterhouse IIs at Teddington on Saturday 12th April so please save the date with more information to follow.
Support from OMs, family and friends would be most appreciated – as Daniel Black (C3 1999-2004) explains.
“In our inaugural final, and with an extensive injury list, the battling OMs plan to take their own brand of football to the Old Carthusians. 
“We need your help though.  With the OCs notoriously well followed at these events, such is their pedigree, it really calls for a show of support from OMs, their friends and family to get our lads over the line!

“Come down and support OMFC in their first ever cup final!”

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The Henry Leaf Cup
11 March 2014

The premier Old Boys’ Doubles Championship, the Henry Leaf Cup, will take place over the weekend of 28/29/30 March at the Middlesex University Real Tennis Club, The Burroughs in Hendon.

Henry Leaf was an OM so it is appropriate that we are participating in this tournament with David Dickson (C3 1967-72) and Andrew Bishop (PR 1970-75) representing the College.

It is still not too late for other pairs to enter. Please contact Matt Ronaldson at MURTC via email.

Wildman's winning weekend
27 January 2014

Mark Wright, Louis Gaillard (Tu, L6), Aubrey Waddy, Roger Preston, Marius Baldrey (CR), Peter Bryan (CR), Alex WildmanCongratulations to Alex Wildman (C2, 1984-89), who was named the winner of the most recent Harold Radford Rosebowl Tournament on, held on Saturday 11th January.

Five OMs, six pupils and two Beaks played a round robin format resulting in a final between Alex Wildman (C2, 1984-89) and Marius Baldrey (CR).

On this occasion, as with the last final in 2012, the OM representation just prevailed over the Common Room challenge.

The Cattermull Cup
23 January 2014

The Cattermull Cup, the School Old Boys (and Girls) Real Tennis Doubles Handicap Championship takes place at Middlesex University Real Tennis Club this weekend.

There are sixteen pairs taking part and Marlborough is represented by Steven Bishop and Richard Brown - fresh from their recent victory in the AIrd Cup at Lords - and Andrew Bishop and Charlie Mercer. Unfortunately, both pairs are in the same qualifying group and so will be facing each other at 10.30 on Saturday morning.

Two teams from each of the four groups go through to the knockout stage on Sunday afternoon.

The Marlborough pairs have been generously handicapped so we hope that we will all be involved on Sunday!

Steven Bishop (PR 1969-73)
Club Secretary, OM Real Tennis Club

OM Squash January 2014
09 October 2013

The Marlborough Couriers will be holding the Harold “Tich” Radford Rosebowl Tournament on Saturday 11 January 2014 at the College. The tournament is open to all OM’s, pupils and we hope to have several Common Room entrants as well – I hope that you are able to make the afternoon.

Last year’s fixture was snowed off but the 2012 Rosebowl saw a good turnout (see pic) and Mark Skull came out as winner.Please let me know if you can make it and put the date in your diaries – no 6 Nations that day so would be great to have as many of us playing as possible.

Alex WildmanMarlborough Couriers ClubSecertary,

OMFC Lisbon Tour!
19 September 2013

The Old Marlburians enjoyed a fine pre-season programme this year, after earning promotion to the 2nd Division of the Arthurian League as Champions of Division 3 last year. From 5th September to 8th September 2013, the energised squad were keen to mix it with ‘the big boys’ and some entertaining and thoroughly well fought games in late August. They set off to Heathrow Terminal 3 to catch the 8.30 BA flight to Lisbon, where none other than the great Benfica lay in waiting...more

OMFC v College Football Match
16 September 2013

After a hard fought battle, the final result of the OMFC v Marlborough XI football match played on Saturday 14th September, was 3 all. A full report will follow shortly.

Inaugural CMJ Trophy Match 2013
16 September 2013

Radley Rangers v Marlborough Blues,  Sunday 21st July 2013

The Blues beat the Radley Rangers by 10 wickets in an incident packed match.

Radley were bowled out for 156 with Mike Bush (TU 1993-98) taking 3/38 and 2 wickets a piece for Ollie Bishop (PR 2000-05) and Jamie Bill (C1 1998-2003). In reply, Bill, opening with Ed Rothwell (TU 2005-10), retired having scored a century (his second 50 coming in just 33 balls) and Joe Arkwright (SU 2010-present) hit the winning runs with a six over mid-wicket.

The Blues are the first winners of the new CMJ Memorial Trophy, purchased by The Marlburian Club and the Radley Society in memory of Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Marlburian Club President Elect, for the annual match between the Blues and Rangers. CMJ’s son Robin (formerly of Sussex CCC) was captaining the Old Radleians and CMJ’s widow, Judy, presented the cup at the end of the match.

Victorious skipper Al Edmonds (C1 1997-2002) offered these gracious words when receiving the trophy from Judy Martin-Jenkins “It is obviously a great honour to be lifting this trophy, but today was about so much more than winning. It was about remembering a great man and his passion for the game of cricket."

Skipper Al Edmonds receives the CMJ Trophy from Judy Martin-Jenkins after victory over the Radley Rangers

OMGS Match - 15th Sept
02 August 2013

Triangular match vs Old Haileyburians and Hankley Common Hankley Common GC takes place on Sunday, September 15, 2013 ...more

CMJ Memorial Trophy
12 July 2013

BluesA reminder that on Sunday July 2st the Marlborough Blues will be playing the Rangers at Radley for the CMJ Trophy which will presented by Christopher’s widow, Judy, at the end of the match. Anyone who does not have a ticket for Lords that day would be very welcome to join us for what we expect to be a very competitive match!  

The Team Spirit That Lasts
02 July 2013

1963 Rugby XV NowChris McKane (CO 1959-64) captained the 1963 undefeated Rugby XV. A professional journalist, Chris wrote an article for The Times about the team's spirit after the 40th anniversary reunion, which perfectly captures the exhilaration of victory as well as the lasting impact of being part of a successful team. We hope it inspires our current XV touring in Australia this Summer.

 1963 Rugby XV ThenThe Team Spirit that Lasts PDF icon

Chris also contributed to Then & Now, on the back page of the Summer Edition of College publication Marlborough Together, in celebration of the team's 50th anniversary.

Click on the images to view full-sized photos.

Leavers' join OMGS free
02 July 2013

The Old Marlburian Golfing Society has recently introduced a new category of membership for leavers.  Subject to approval by the Beak in charge of golf, Marlborough College, leavers may apply for 10 years' free membership of the OMGS.  Please note that applications should be made within 6 months of leaving Marlborough. Contact James Hobby on for more details more...

OM Polo
01 July 2013

Old Marlburians were well represented at recent prestigious polo matching including the Best of British at the third annual Polo at Marriners event at Amelia Lady Northbrook’s farm. Freddie Dear (TU 2006-11) played in the Best of British under 21s Polo for the Bourne Valley Inn which beat the Dundas Arms Team on 26th May 2013. Harold Hodges (CO 2005-11) played in the Savills Team for the Best of British under 25s match on the same day. See Polo Times

Tabba Woodd played in HRH The Duke of Cambridge’s winning team in the Chester Audi Polo Challenge title held at Chester Racecourse in May 2013. See Polo Times 

Lacrosse and Hockey Cancelled
03 June 2013

The Lacrosse and Hockey matches cancelled in March due to snow had been rescheduled for 9th June. Unfortunately, the Astroturf is currently being resurfaced, and the Boys' Hockey has had to be cancelled. Exams have also intervened and made it impossible to draw a full OM team together for the Lacrosse. The Club thanks Tom Morton and Teddie Naish for their sterling efforts in communicating with their team members and the College and Club.

We hope to announce another date for both matches very soon.

OMFC's Winning Streak Complete
30 May 2013

OMFC - May 2013Read Charlie Allen's dramatic account of the OMFC's final win of the season that secured them the Division Three Title in The Arthurian League.

The Division Three title was still up for grabs as all the teams from the Arthurian league sat down at the end of season dinner. The OM table watched on as one by one, victorious captains collected their trophies. For the OMs, a season which included two semi-final cup runs and 36 league points taken from a possible 42, was yet to be rewarded with a trophy. The champagne was on ice; all thoughts were focused on the remaining fixture against already relegated Winchester the next day ...more

Blues win against Sherborne
29 May 2013

Blues v Sherborne Pilgrims – Sunday 19th May 2013 (Marlborough)

Sherborne Pilgrims 235 all out from 48.3 over
(Dom Brown 3/36, Tom Morton 2/21, 3 direct hit run outs by Tom Morton, Tim Marcon & James Caldwell)
Blues 239 for 6 from 47 over
(Tim Marcon 53*, Elijah Samuel 50, Andy Gough 42)
Blues win by 4 wickets

Caption: The Marcon brothers, left to right, Tim (C21985-90) and Chris (B3 1981-83) leave the field undefeated after the victory moment against the Sherborne Pilgrims

Marlborough Polo 1st June
25 May 2013

Marlborough College is fielding a Polo Team as part of the Cheltenham College Polo Invitation Day at Cirencester Park on Saturday 1st June 2013. The team will be led by Roddy Seymour-Williams (C1) and he will be playing with Harry Parker (SU), Harry Davies (BH) and Max Dear (TU). There will also be a Prep School Match Beaudesert Park v Cheltenham and the Old Cheltonians will playing against The Hackett British Army Polo Team. There is no need to pre-book and this is a wonderful afternoon with the family for detail Click Here

OM Blues Winning Streak
24 May 2013

Marlborough Blues took on St Edward's Martys on 5th May in Oxford. The Blues won by a tight three wickets.

St Edward's Martyrs 232 for 8 from 50 overs
(Alex Armstrong 2/36, Ed Nicholson 2/30)
Marlborough Blues 233 for 7 from 48.2 overs
(Hugo Adair 77, Mike Bush 35)

2012 leaver Dom Brown (C1 2007-12) on debut for the Blues

The Cricketer Cup
15 May 2013

BluesSunday June 16th sees the Blues playing the first round of the Cricketer Cup against the current champions, Shrewsbury Saracens, on the XI. We are hoping a large crowd of supporters will be there to encourage the Blues to victory. It also provides an opportunity to see the newly restored Pavilion in all its glory. Why not bring a picnic and recreate the Prize Day atmosphere of yesteryear?

In memory of Christopher Martin-Jenkins, the Marlburian Club and the Radley Society have jointly inaugurated the CMJ Trophy to be played for by the Marlborough Blues and the Radley Rangers. The fixture this year is on Sunday 21st July at Radley and we are delighted that Christopher’s widow, Judy, will present the trophy after the game. Despite a competing ‘attraction’ at Lords (assuming the Test goes to a fourth day) we expect Radley to put out a strong side and the Blues will need your support. We particularly hope that those of you who were contemporaries of CMJ at MC will be able to attend this appropriate event to remember him.

13 May 2013

OMFC - May 2013Congratulations to the OM Football Club which has clinched the Arthurian League Divison 3 Title this Saturday, 11th May 2013. Having entered the League for the first time last year, and secured the League Division 4 title, they built on their success, securing a sponsor, Thyme at Southrop Manor en route, which enabled them to buy a new strip. A full report will follow shortly.

Next OMFC Match
24 April 2013

The OMFC go into this weekend’s fixture against the Old Harrovian IIs knowing that, with three league games to play and 9 points available, it only requires 5 points to win the league outright, or 4 points and a favourable goal difference in order to secure back to back league titles! Kick off, South Park Fulham, Saturday 27th April 2013, at 1.00pm... the OMFC would appreciate as many spectators as possible!

OMFC Victorious again
24 April 2013

Read Dan Black’s gripping account of  the OM’s hard won victory over the Old Aldenhamian IIs on 13th April 2013  in The Arthurian Cup. What a year the OMFC have had! For full dramatic report click OMFC v Old Aldenhamian IIs

Cricket Fixtures 2013
03 April 2013

It must be Spring! The Cricket Season is finally here with the first OM Blues Match against the College on Sunday 14th April from 11.30am. As always, OMs and families are welcome to come and watch. You can see how the new Cricket Pavilion is coming along while you are there. For the full Fixture List just click... Blues Fixture List

Cricket Season Report 2012
27 March 2013

James Hall (C1 1971-75) traditionally delivers a detailed report of the previous OM Blues Cricket Season at the Blues AGM each year. This year the Club was privileged to hold their AGM at Lord's Cricket Ground courtesy of current President, Mike Griffith (C3 1957-62). James delivered his report to the assembled Blues Members in the Committee Room at Lords, which is covered in photos of former Presidents of the MCC including Richard Brown's (C1 1965-70) father Freddie Brown. To read James' report, which we hav just published online, Just Click Cricket Report 2012 PDF icon

OMFC Junior League Cup
26 March 2013

HOT OFF THE PRESS... the OMFC will play Lancing Old Boys 2nd XI at a London venue (TBC) in the Semi-Final of the Junior League Cup. Scroll down to see more news of the unstoppable OMFC!

OMSA Dinner
26 March 2013

Charlie Kendrick, Commodore of the OM Sailing Association just pointed out that we didn't cover his successfull dinner on the OM Sporting Affiliates Club pages! The dinner, held at Thames Yacht Club on 21st February, is the first of many events Charlie is organising over the coming year. To view a slideshow of the event and to find out more, Just Click OMSA

Anyone for Tennis?
25 March 2013

Greg Caterer (CO 2000-06) is organising an OM v 1st VI tennis fixture at Marlborough College on Sunday 21st April on Milford Astro. Matches begin at 2.00pm and tea will be provided. More details to follow. Please contact Greg Caterer if you would like to take part or are interested in OM Tennis at

OMGS Welcomes You
18 March 2013

Hankley Golf Club

The OMGS has just fixed the date of its OMGS Summer Meeting which takes place on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 at Hankley Common Golf Club, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey. The OMGS is one of the most active OM Affiliated Clubs. Fixtures include the Spring Meeting on 17 May at Royal Worlington and Newmarket and the Mixed Meeting to be held at West Sussex Golf Club, Pulborough on Thursday, 13 June. The OMGS is delighted to welcome new members, Old Boys and Girls and all ages. Contact Adrian O’Loughlin on or click on OMGS 

OM Hockey and OM Lacrosse
18 March 2013

Unfortunately, OM Lacrosse and OM Hockey matches, due to be played on Sunday 17th March, were both cancelled much to the dissapointment of pupils and OMs. This was due to unexpected and very heavy snowfall!

Honour Restored for OMFC
13 March 2013

OMFCThe OM Football Club took on Arthurian League giants, the Old Carthusians  on Saturday 2nd March in the semi-final of the Arthur Dunn Cup. The first half ended in a draw but the second half saw the Premier League OCs take charge of the field and score three goals over the next half hour. A further two goals in the final few minutes of the game resulted in a 5-0 defeat for the OMFC, but nevertheless our Boys have made huge progress through in both the Arthurian League and the Arthur Dunn Cup, which they entered for the first time this year. Many parents and other OMs supported the teams, and we enjoyed a fabulous match tea with the help of former Dame of Preshute, Margaret Rose, who volunteered her good offices.

The following Saturday, 9th March, they played the Old Carthusians second team, which is still a very strong team and honour was restored with 4-3 victory to the OMFC.

Slideshow of the Semi-Final Match

Underdogs in ADC Semi-Final Battle
21 February 2013

Matches against Charterhouse normally ended in a 9-0 drubbing when our current OMFC were at Marlborough! But on Saturday 2nd March they take on the mighty Charterhouse in the Arthur Dunn Cup Semi-Final, having negotiated tricky ties against teams from the upper echelons of the Arthurian League throught this prestigious competition. Charterhouse sit top of the League Premier Division, and with 9 ADC titles to their name; OMFC currently sit 2nd in Division 3, a paltry distance of 29 positions! Charterhouse even won the FA Cup back in 1881!

Bring your cheering lungs to support the underdog OMFC at 1.00pm kick off at 1pm on the Athletics Track at MC next Saturday. Whatever the result, the team welcome you to the after match tea n the CR Dining Room.

OMFC Reach Semi-Finals of ADC
21 February 2013

BallThe OMFC left the field victorious, having beaten Kings Wimbledon 1st team, placed 20 places above them in Arthurian League’s Premier Division, on Saturday 2nd February. Training and dedication have been the key to OMFC’s continuing success. Having prepared for the most challenging game of their short history, the response from the squad was second to none, with four people missing out on squad places! To read Dan Black’s stunning account of this David and Goliath moment, please See the match report PDF icon

Another Arthurian League Success
21 February 2013

FootballWith a potentially tricky fixture against third placed Old Etonians on Saturday 12 January 2013, this wasn't the time for the OMs to flake! Once again, with their usual flair and discipline, the OMFC triupmphed. Charlie Allen’s account takes you through the ups and downs of another dramatic OMFC game, which resulted in a satisfying final score of 4-2 to the OMs. 

Full match report PDF icon

Marlborough Blues AGM & Dinner 2013
30 January 2013

The Blues enjoyed a very successful AGM & Dinner at Lord’s on Friday 25 January 2013 at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Just under 40 OM cricketers  from various generations attended the event, courtesy of current President of the MCC, Mike Griffith (C3 1957-62) and Treasurer of the MCC, Robert Leigh (C1 1957-61). We were delighted that Dr Chris Stevens, Second Master, Steven Bishop, President of The Marlburian Club, Martin Evans, Club Secretary and Jane Pendry, Alumni Relations Manager were also able to attend. More..

OM Sailing Calendar
28 January 2013

Charlie Kendrick, OM Sailing Association Commodore, has sent a list of very exciting activities for OM Sailors, which includes the Annual Dinner on 21st February and sailing days in June and August, as well as the regular Arrow Trophy race fixture in the weekend of October 2013. For a printable list click ... more

Arrow Trophy Results
25 January 2013

This year the OM Sailing Club celebrated a racing Victory at the Arrow Trophy. Last year's results represented the continued determination of all crew members over the last 3 years with a 1st and 3rd in 2 out of 7 of the weekend's races. Full report click on OMSC Arrow Trophy.

All levels of experience, from beginners to experienced yacht racers, are welcome so please get in touch if you're interested in taking part this year. Also see OM Sailing page

New OM Sporting News Page
18 January 2013

All 2011-12 Affiliate News has been posted under the News Section www.marlburianclub/OMsportingnews With so much OM Sporting activity, the Club will now post Sporting News, international affiliate news and regional event affiliate news on separate news pages. 

The OM Blues Cricket AGM on 29th January launches a season of Old Marlburian Sporting events and fixtures. Subscribe to the RSS feed to receive regular news updates on OM sporting events.

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