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
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.