Winchester College welcomed eight preparatory schools from across the region for its seventh annual U12 cricket tournament. It was a gloriously sunny morning and guests were welcomed with coffee and bacon sandwiches.
The standard is always good and this year was no exception with some very high scores throughout the day. The morning saw matches between Highfield and Westbourne, Caldicott and Cothill, Shrewsbury House and Twyford, Pilgrims' and Cheam. Picturesque Meads provided the perfect setting for lunch before the final group of games got underway with Pilgrims' continuing their winning streak. Pilgrims' met Cothill in the Mills Cup Final, securing a 73 run win.
The prep schools' cricket tournament is a relatively new event in the school's sporting calendar. It provides an excellent opportunity to watch the development of these young sportsman. In fact, two old Wykehamists, who played in the very first prep schools tournament, now play at Lords.
18th May 2020
The traditional programme of inter-school sporting fixtures has been a feature of life at Winchester for more than 150 years. With no opportunity during lockdown to face familiar opponents, Mark Burley, Director of Sport provides an insight into the history of sport in public schools, as well as the role that Winchester has played in making it such a prominent part of school life.
16th May 2020
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10th March 2020
Following XVs last month, the two captains reflect on their journeys from First Year boys trying to understand 'Winkies', through to the honour of leading their teams out for the biggest game of the year.
29th November 2019
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25th October 2019
Running the steeplechase is a significant rite of passage at Winchester. Winner of this year's Senior Steeplechase tells us about his experience of running and the history of the event.
11th June 2019
On Saturday 8th June, Daryl Selby visited Winchester College to play against pupils and to say a formal farewell to the existing squash courts before the school's new Sports Centre is built.