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Bloxham Riders in Great Form
Another competition and another great result for the Bloxham equestrian team with both Intermediate and Open squads lifting the trophies at the Winchester House Hunter Trials at Foxhill Farm on 12th May. Bloxham are also currently the National Schools Eventing Champions so the trophy cabinet is looking rather formidable at present!
Some of the riders from the Winchester House event are pictured here with their prizes and a delighted team manager, Mary Allbrook.
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Girls Cricket marks 150th Anniversary
In a week when history was made on Tuesday with the school’s first ever girls’ cricket fixture, it is also worth noting that 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of Bloxham School’s first cricket fixture (indeed, any sports fixture), as the school’s first XI (see attached photograph) played the Ratley village side on 4th August 1863. The match was played at Upton House, against whose country house side the school had an annual fixture between 1868 and 1893. This week also sees the reinstatement of this fixture when the Bloxham staff cricket team (“the Black Caps”) play Upton House at home on Thursday evening. When the fixture was last played 120 years ago, staff were still allowed to play against village sides or country house teams ,and the school’s Headmaster, Egerton, and senior masters such as Charles Wilson regularly turned out for the school. Only boys were allowed to play in school fixtures against Dean Close, MCS Oxford and St Edward’s Oxford, Bloxham’s three main opponents at the time.
National Champions Once More + Oxford win!
Ask any sportsperson in any discipline 'What is more difficult than winning a title?' and they will tell you 'Retaining it!'
Bloxham's Clay Shooting team did exactly that at the weekend when they put their National Schools' Clay Shooting title on the line in Oxford and came out as Champions again.
It was a stunning effort by the team ably led by Ed Caudwell as team manager Pam Eagles reflects:
'I am very proud to report that Ed Caudwell captained Dom Craven, Robert Skipworth, Harry Coward, Jimmy Howson & Will Eagles to retain the National Schools Clay Pigeon Championships today beating Rugby into 2nd play by a huge margin in shooting terms of 9 clays.
Out of 400 competitors, in the individual event, Ed himself came 2nd just one shot off the winner, which was a fantastic performance.'
Another win for the Clay Pigeon shooting team the following weekend at the Oxford Gun Company's Schools Challenge near Cirencester. Ed Caudwell again led the team of Robert Skipworth, James Howson, William Eagles & George Ergatoudis they scored 203 out of 250, 5 clays ahead of the host venue of Bredon School and well ahead of last years winners Warwickshire College. They won a Browning Gun and also each won smart Musto jumper.