The summer cricket season got off to a great start during the first week back with two very competitive games for the Primary 6 and Primary 7 teams against Albyn School. The Primary 7s won their match scoring 142 runs to Albyn’s 90. The Primary 6s lost narrowly with Albyn scoring 131 runs to RGC’s 123. Mr Horne was delighted to see so many keen Junior School players this early in the season.
The two 1st XI matches against Aberdeen University and Gordonians Cricket Club were cancelled
The annual Lathallan 7s tournament took place at Lathallan School on Saturday.The 1st VII, coached by Mr Currie, were undefeated all day, beating Granite City, Dundee High and Montrose before squeezing home 29-28 against Madras RFC in the final. Captain Johnnie G said “this was a great way to end the season with some silverware and, added to the Leavers match win, it has been a very successful end to many of our school rugby careers”. The S2s also played well, scoring some great tries and the P7A team won their 3rd place playoff.
It was been a busy week for some of our pupils away from school as they earned their Scotland caps in rugby and hockey. S6 pupil Gregor B was part of the U18 Scotland Rugby Team in Wales for the 6 Nations Festival. Scotland narrowly lost 19-18 against Italy and 28-17 against Wales but then came back in a thrilling final match against Ireland, winning 42-40 with the final kick on the match. In girls hockey, Eilidh S (S4) and Ailsa P (S3) represented Scotland in the U16 team in Cardiff with a series of matches against Wales. They had a fantastic opening game winning 6-2 followed by a 2-1 win and a 1-1 draw in the final match, winning the Scotland U16 girls series overall. In boys hockey, former RGC pupil Sam Hill was selected as part of the U18 squad against Wales. Scotland drew their first two matches then finished the weekend with a fantastic 8-1 win, making the U18 boys series winners also. We are very proud of our international players who are juggling these important commitments along with studying for their SQA and S3 exams.
Team of the Week: The Rugby 1st VII for winning the U18 trophy at the Lathallan 7s Tournament on Saturday.