After a very close-fought match in atrociously wet conditions, the 1st XV emerged victorious over Merchant Taylors’ on Saturday, winning 11-0 (scoring one try (Hugo Watson) and two penalties (Ollie Bass)). As a result, and for the first time since 1950, the XV have enjoyed an unbeaten season, winning all of their fixtures except for one (an early-season draw against Stowe). They also retained the Middlesex County Championship. Thank you to all of those who braved the elements to support the XV and the many OMs and others who sent messages of support and good wishes (which, in the manner of the best man at a wedding, I read to the team at lunch before the match). I know that the captain, Sebastian Delamothe, and the side very much appreciated knowing that they were in the thoughts of supporters on at least four continents, including many of Mill Hill’s past sporting greats.
I hope that you all have a very happy, restful and relaxing Christmas.
With all best wishes,
Dr Dominic Luckett