Gallery: Club Day 2021

This year’s Club Day took place on Saturday 9th October alongside Marlborough College’s Festival of Sport. We were delighted to welcome Old Marlburians back to the College for the first full event since February 2020. The day began with the Annual General Meeting where we we said goodbye to the outgoing President Catherine Stewart (LI […]

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Club Day 2021

This year’s Club Day is taking place on Saturday 9th October alongside Marlborough College’s Festival of Sport. We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the College for the first full event since February 2020. The day offers an opportunity for all OMs to return to Marlborough and enjoy the variety of […]

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Blues’ Cricket at Battersea Park

Alex Armstrong (C1 1996 -2001) is running the Twenty20 game in Battersea Park next Wednesday evening, 28th July vs RAC club. 6pm start and looking for more players. He says: ‘It’s traditionally a fun fixture against a good bunch with some beers at the Prince Albert afterwards and a great intro for those who haven’t […]

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Charity Event in Memory of Hugo Yaxley (SU 2014-17)

OM golfers reunited this week to play in a charity golf event in memory of Hugo Yaxley (SU 2014-17). Following the tragic death of former golf team stalwart Hugo, OMs from his era came together for a golf charity fundraiser in his memory. More than 30 players teed it up at Marlborough Golf Club for the inaugural Yaxley Cup with silverware kindly donated […]

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OM Blues V Repton Pilgrims – Cricketer Cup First Round

On Sunday 11th June, the Blues progressed through to the 2nd Round of the Cricketer Cup with an impressive victory against the Repton Pilgrims in front of a sizeable (but socially distanced!) crowd up at the XI, including several Old Marlburians and the 1980 cup winning team enjoying their postponed 40 year reunion. Captain Ed […]

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The Silver Tassie 2021

On Monday 7 June 2021, the Old Marlburian Golfing Society (OMGS) put forward a team in The Silver Tassie, a ladies golf competition for alumnae of independent schools. See the OMGS page for the full report.

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School golf team welcomes back OMs

Golfers at the school were delighted to tee it up against a team of OMs in our annual fixture at Marlborough Golf Club. Led by Captain of Golf Tom Stephenson-Green (B1 L6), the school team of 10 triumphed in the Greensome pairs format, coming out on top 3.5/1.5. Some battling golf was played, with scratch […]

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2021 Arrow Trophy J80 Regatta

On a bright and sunny Sunday morning a formidable OM team of Mike Orange (PR 1986-91), Andrew Knatchbull (B1 1983-88), Ed Gregg (C2 1988-93) and Phil French (SU 1989-94) arrived at Queen Mary Reservoir to do battle in the ATYRA fleet racing. Superbly organised by the Royal Thames Yacht Club, there were a total of […]

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Russell’s International Call

Congratulations to Alex Russell (C2 2010-14) who has been included in the Canada 7’s squad for their forthcoming round of fixtures. Alex now travels to Dubai with the Canadian squad to take part in the Emirates Invitational 7s. The trip will include two tournament weekends for a number of the best rugby sevens teams in […]

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Thames Hare and Hounds Alumni Race 2020

The Thames Hare and Hound Alumni Race 2020 will take place, albeit in a different way to normal, on 12th December 2020. This year the event will be virtual, enabling those who find it tricky to get to Wimbledon to participate, and will take place between 0001 and 2359 GMT on Saturday Dec 12th. To […]

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Marlborough Blues play Cricket XI

Last Saturday saw this summer’s first Blues fixture on the XI, as the postponed encounter scheduled for Prize Day against the College finally took place. Before the match it was a privilege for the school side to have OMs Alex Combe (PR 2010-15) and Finn Campbell (C1 2010-15) present caps to the XI debutants in […]

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Ben Spink (SU 2015-20) Fundraising Effort Recognised

Ben Spink (SU 2015-20) received a shirt signed by Sir Andrew Strauss at Sunday’s cricket match v Sherborne. Spink’s #run100toraise100 charity initiative during lockdown raised £5,522.16 for NHS Together, Ruth Strauss Foundation & Cricket Without Boundaries. Ben is pictured here with Charlie Harrison, Housemaster of Summerfield, who made the presentation. It was a productive afternoon […]

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Win for the Blues

The Blues retained the CMJ trophy on Sunday, beating a Radley Rangers side by 98 runs. Game was brilliantly set up by a patient 74 from Alex Combe (PR 2010-15) and some powerful hitting from Chris Freeman (SU 2010-15) and Will Davies (C3 2012-17) to finish. Will then went on to take 5-30 as the […]

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Blues Cricket returns!

The Marlborough Blues OM Cricket match against the Hampshire Hogs at Warnford is going ahead this Saturday! Dom Brown (C1 2007-12) captains a youthful Blues side and his counterpart Tiger Foot will be skippering the Hampshire Hogs. There are rumours that BBC South might be in attendance as the 11am start means that this match […]

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OMs invited to join Virtual House Journey competition

OMs are invited to join current pupils and their parents by competing in the Virtual House Journey, running from Monday 29th June (9am) to Friday 3rd July (12pm). The challenge is to walk, swim, run or cycle as many miles as possible across the week – with OMs competing for their affiliated House. Ivy House […]

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Oldest cricket photos?

Thank you to Jordan Butler (SU 2011-13) who sent in what we think might be the oldest photos of cricket being played at Marlborough. We think they are from 1865. Head over to MC Global Connect to see the rest. Photo credit – https://twitter.com/PictureSporting

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Run 100 to Raise 100 – Cricket Captains’ Charity Initiative

Cricket Captains Confront Coronavirus with Charity Plan For anyone in the cricket community, summer and cricket go hand in hand. Legend has it that in June 1940 cricket was in full flow on the XI when a young Marlburian sprinted up the bank from the Summerfield direction and bellowed loudly across the ground “France has […]

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Lockdown Alumni 5k challenge

Don’t forget to record any running you are doing with the Lockdown Alumni 5k challenge. If you are running a 5k as part of your daily exercise plan, simply do the run and then add all the details here on the spreadsheet for relevant week. You will see tabs at the bottom for the different […]

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Lockdown Alumni 5k challenge

David Jenkins, who organises the Thames Hare and Hound alumni race which OMs entered last year, has set up a Lockdown Alumni 5k challenge. If you are running a 5k as part of your daily exercise plan, simply do the run and then add all the details here on the spreadsheet for relevant week. You […]

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OM Golf fixtures 2020

The Old Marlburian Golf Society season is now in full swing (pun most definitely intended). Their full fixture list can be seen here. If you enjoy golf and would like to be part of this sociable and inclusive group, send them an email at Secretary@OMGS.info or find out more on their website. As the previous […]

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