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Saturday March 16 v Arnold Rugby in Rome

Won 65-28.

After successful trips around the UK, Ireland and Madrid, anticipation was high for this year’s Pilgrims rugby tour, particularly given the destination was the home of fine wine, pizza, carbonara and divine cheese. The weekend once again conveniently fell on the final round of the Six Nations and much like the England team, the Pilgrims were hopeful of a fruitful campaign. Unlike the national side, our rugby boys got the job the done on and off the pitch.

Full of energy we travelled safely to Italy, with that evening enjoyed in […]

Friday February 22 v Old Bryanstonians at Rosslyn Park RFC

Lost 29- 5.

Report to follow.

Sunday October 14 2018 v East India Club at Wasps FC

Won 26-12.

We arrived at a fairly sodden Wasps FC with just about a full complement of players. After a brief warm up captured on the brand new Pilgrims Instagram account, we took to the field and took a 7-0 lead within five minutes off the back of some slick interplay from the backs, finished off by Nick Holding-Parsons burrowing over. Another try apiece soon followed, leaving the match in the balance heading towards half time, when Richard Bucklow finished off a fine move of the base of the scrum started by Henry Reynolds (try of the […]

Saturday September 22 2018 v Merlins at Richmond RFC (Old Deer Park)

Lost 43-33.

We opened the 2018/19 season with a closely contested match against Merlins RFC in Barnes, with a squad group spanning 10 Sherborne year groups. A Pilgrims kick off into the wind was followed up by a head first crunching tackle from Chip Zimmer, resulting in perhaps one of rugby’s quickest concussions, just 15 seconds into the game (it wasn’t all too bad as a certain George North sent Chip a personalised best wishes message). The game resumed and the points came flooding in. An opportunistic chip over a high Merlins line from Ben Nott (the youngest member of […]

Annual Spring Supper. March 9 2019

The Pilgrims Annual Spring Supper took place in the Old School Room on Saturday March 9 2019 at 7.15pm.

In order to commemorate the memory of Charles Eglington who died in 2018 and who made such a vast contribution to the Pilgrims cause the Committee decided to inaugurate a cup to be known as  the ‘ Eglington Cup”  to be awarded to an individual who has made a notable contribution to Pilgrims sport.

The first such award was made by the President Ed Lyons to Jamie Snudden (see photo below) on March 9 2019 for his outstanding contribution to Pilgrims […]

Sunday January 6 2019 v Radley at Radley

Drawn 4-4.

A thrilling game against  new opponents Radley. Our first game of 2019 was slightly too close to Christmas than some would have liked. With only 1 reserve there were certainly a few cobwebs that needed dusting. Surprisingly we took a 1-0 lead after 10 minutes thanks to a well-executed pass from Bonnell that was finished by Smibert. This lead unfortunately didn’t last long as Radley put 3 in before half time.

We came out firing after a stern half-time talk from Guerin and Selfe. People seemed more up for listening to the later speech for some reason… After a […]

Sunday September 3 v Eton Ramblers at Eton

Won by 1 wicket

Eton Ramblers 238-8 (J Vitali 4-32, AP Pusinelli 2-20); Pilgrims 239-9 (CAL Leach 68, GAB Ellwood 52).

We finished the 2018 season on a high note with a tense final wicket victory against the Ramblers, in what is proving to be the most dramatic fixture in the calendar year-on-year.

The toss was lost on a glorious September’s day, but we soon had the early initiative. Alastair Pusinelli (2-20) struck with his first ball of the day, the seventh of the innings, with the opening batsman flaying his arms outside off-stump, for Max Ritchie to take the simplest of […]

Sunday August 19 T20 Tournament at Harrow

Participants: Sherborne Pilgrims, Old Harrovians, Old Cheltonians, St Edward’s Martyrs

Pilgrims 166(C Carline 36*).St. Edward’s Martyrs 160 (AP Pusinelli 1-16).Won by six runs

We stepped into unchartered territory by featuring in not only a match, but a tournament, inside the London tube network with a T20 tournament held at Harrow.

In the semi-finals, we came up against unfamiliar opponents in the St. Edward’s Martyrs, with skipper for the day Charlie Carline winning the toss and assertively electing to bat.

Donning yellow-blue pyjamas, youngsters Eliot Whiting and James Caldwell strode out to the middle to face the new pink ball, and took the game […]

Sunday August 12 v Marlborough Blues at Marlborough

Cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

Sunday August 5 v Hampshire Hogs at Warnford

Lost by 151 runs.

Hampshire Hogs 347-2 dec; Pilgrims 196.(Brooks 60)

We took the to the field, having lost the toss for the fifth year running. Unfortunately, we only had seven players which soon increased to 10 but by which time our opponents had plundered  67 off of 5 overs. Our bowling improved but not sufficiently to prevent the Hogs captain and Pilgrim, Ollie Kelly, reaching a century(whereupon he retired). However there was no relenting in the Hogs pursuit of fast runs against a docile attack upon which  Wakefield  and Fisher ( another Pilgrim) feasted. On Wakefield reaching the second century […]