Old Marlburian Rifle Club
The official date of the founding of the Old Marlburian Rifle Club was 1927. The Club thrives with some 140 members, of which 35 are current active shooter.
Covid-19 has rather devastated the typically busy year that the Old Marlburian Rifle Club had planned for the year. All matches after mid-March were cancelled and the NRA Imperial Meeting was moved to mid-September in a curtailed form, without any involvement of the College.
In the autumn small-bore match, the Club secured a convincing – if rare – victory against the College. In the only full-bore event in the past year, a small Club team were well beaten by the College a couple of weeks prior to the small-bore match. I guess we shall call it honours even for that past 12 months.
Whilst it would be lovely to believe things will be back to normal in a few months and that we will have a normal programme of events next year; I rather think that we shall not be that fortunate.
We can at least hope.
Bill Richards (C1 1977-79)