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The Silk Cup

The Silk Cup

There were eighteen Radley Rugby teams in action against Marlborough College on Saturday November 7th both home and away. These matches were all the more competitive as Marlborough and Radley were competing for the Silk Cup.

The yearly Silk Cup is in honour of Dennis Silk, who was coach of the unbeaten Marlborough XV of 1963 and subsequently Warden of Radley. The Cup is awarded to the school which achieves the greater success across all the fixtures between the two schools.

This year, it was Radley’s turn to win the Trophy, winning thirteen of the eighteen matches, to Marlborough’s five. As Master-in-Charge of Rugby, Richard Greed, commented: “As ever, the matches were fiercely-fought and all played in a good spirit.”

Bigside won a “thriller” 26-19, with Olly Henderson “outstanding” and Radley’s Man of the Match. RMCG added that, “our four tries were scored by our backs playing some wide, free-ranging rugby. And I particularly admired the way Marlborough played this game, with a willingness to run in the tricky conditions.”

Other highlights included Freddie Stone’s seven conversions, in JC4’s 63-5 win; all five senior teams winning; and Midget 1’s excellent 31-15 win, with Fred Dreyer, Man of the Match, scoring two tries.

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