Concordia Winter 2023

News from Merchant Taylors’

Cricket Tour to Antigua and Barbados Over the summer 27 boys from the Fifths and Sixth Form toured Antigua and Barbados. The tour got off to a fine start as West Indies captain Jason Holder was boarding the same plane and kindly posed for photos. As well as some competitive cricket the boys visited important sites across the islands before spending time at the Old Recreation Ground and the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. They also enjoyed a special afternoon at the Governor General Sir Rodney Williams and Lady Williams’s residence in St John’s before meeting West Indies cricketing legends Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Richie Richardson and Ridley Jacobs. Following this the MTS party made a donation to the Halo Foundation, including sports equipment, laptops and projectors. Director of Cricket Ian McGowan and some members of the squad spoke about the tour on Antiguan radio stations and also appeared on local TV show Good Morning Antigua. After eight days, the boys made the short flight across to Barbados for a further four days of cricket. Hockey Tour to South Africa On 17th July, the 1st and 2nd teams left for South Africa to play in the Cape Town International Hockey Tournament and against Helpmekaar school in Johannesburg. In Cape Town a 20 team tournament consisted of some of the best hockey schools from around the world, including SACS the number-one ranked hockey school in South Africa and eventual winners of the tournament. The 1st XI put in a respectable performance and ended an incredible week with a narrow 2-1 defeat against Tier 1 English school, Millfield. Aside from the hockey, the group embarked on a thrilling journey to the famous Table Top mountain, a safari in Johannesburg, and then visited Pretoria, where boys visited a township, the Foxy Beach and a theme park.

MTS boys with Governor General Sir Rodney Williams and former West Indies captain Sir Richie Richardson


Director of Cricket Ian McGowan and squad members appearing on Antiguan TV show Good Morning, Antigua.

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