Weekly Cricket Report – 15 May

There was plenty more cricket across the age groups last week culminating in Saturday’s block fixture with Trinity School.

The Under 12s travelled to John Fisher school on Friday afternoon and both A and B teams secured comfortable wins batting first. Lewis Stone top scored in the B team with 39. Saturday morning’s trip to Trinity School proved far more difficult although Aditya Kumar scored an excellent 53 in the A team as we scored 123 in reply to Trinity’s 170. The B team also struggled only scoring 71 all out as they were defeated by 10 wickets.Charlie Smith had an excellent week with the bat for the U13As scoring 44 not out in a good partnership with Fergus Bidwell against The Judd School on Monday and he went on to score 62 against The Trinity School on Saturday morning. Benjy Davis scored 44 on Saturday but unfortunately bowling and fielding let us down both days as the boys were defeated. The B team also had two tough games but Cameron Macheath batted well again against The Judd School and Dylan Byford was the stand out bowler against Trinity taking 2 wickets. The A team have their National Cup 2nd Round Fixture at home to Haberdashers’ Aske’s School at home this afternoon (15 May) in what will be a really tough cup fixture.

The U14As and Bs also found it tough against strong Trinity sides. The A team didn’t score enough runs and were defeated by 10 wickets whilst it was a similar story in the B team with only Will Harwood and Marcus Arman getting to double figures in our innings. The teams will be looking to bounce back with fixtures against both The John Fisher School and Reigate Grammar School this week.

The U15s were let down by availability on Saturday and although Ashley Sewell and Ted McDonald batted well together the team could only get to 104 which The Trinity School chased down for the loss of 2 wickets. The teams will have to improve ahead of a cup match with St Olave’s Grammar School on Tuesday and fixtures against Reigate Grammar School next week.

The 2nd XI achieved an incredible victory against Reigate Grammar School last Wednesday off the very final ball. Chasing 180 in 20 overs, Jake Owen (52) and Richie Trew (48) batted brilliantly to get us close before Connor Fuller hit the last two balls for 6 and then 4 to secure the win. The 1st XI struggled with the bat against The Trinity School on Saturday and despite good contributions from Irvine Turner and Nico Murlowski it was left to Nick Smith to get the side up to 139 in our innings with an unbeaten 38. Although Dom Lester took a wicket with the very first ball of the Trinity innings and bowled superbly we were not able to build enough pressure on the Trinity batsman who reached the target with 7 wickets in hand.

All of the Junior School sides will be involved in cup fixtures over the next couple of weeks and the students are looking forward to the last remaining block fixture before Half Term against Reigate Grammar School next Saturday.