The Michaelhouse Canoe Club have been crowned provincial inter-schools’ league champions despite being pipped into second place in Saturday’s Gotcha Dice at Camps Drift, writes Michaelhouse director of marketing Murray Witherspoon.
Ross Leslie was placed second overall in the U18 category while Reuben Baldry finished in overall third position in the U16s. The future of Michaelhouse canoeing looks good with Rob Butcher, Peter Hein, and Rupert Henderson dominating all their podium places in the U14 age group on the league table.
It was a mixed bag of first team summer sport results against old rivals Hilton College over the weekend.
First team basketball made it three from three against Hilton in 2019 with a commanding 82-65 win. In turn, Hilton College were as imperious in the pool enjoying a 9-4 win; and on the pitch, cantering to an 8-wicket victory on the Jack Hart-Davis Oval.
Depth in the open age groups is a feature of cricket at Michaelhouse with the second, third and fourth XIs recording good wins over Hilton.
The U15A clash was one of just three fixtures hampered by damp conditions on the weekend but the U15B (3 runs) and U15C (9 wickets) results both went the way of Michaelhouse. Hilton chalked up wins in both U14 age group games.
Hilton applied pressure on Michaelhouse’s basketball teams, winning three of the seven open fixtures, including a 44-21 win over Michaelhouse in the second team clash.
Hilton bagged wins in all four of the U15 matches including avenging their first-quarter loss in the U15A encounter. The House U14A lads were the only team in that age group to come away with a win (56-21) win over Hilton on the day.