Boys Cricket season round up

The boys cricket season has flown by with success for all teams. The U14A reached the County Cup Final losing to Norwich but overall they have had a very positive season winning the majority of their fixtures. Highlights have included 50s for Charlie S, Elliot A and Alfie P-T. Toby M has been the pick of the bowlers taking 18 wickets. The U14B have been spearheaded by Lloyd S’s 12 wickets winning 7 of their 9 games. The U15 made it to the County Semi Final. JC M has been in fine form hitting several fifties and supported by Toby G, Alec A and Hector B. Statistically they have been the best team of the season winning 8/10 a great improvement on last year. Will B and Teddy C have been the pick of the bowlers picking up 10 wickets plus each. The U15B have found the season hard going but have enjoyed themselves thoroughly.  Monty O and Ethan K have batted well with Theo H the stand out bowler with Freddie L.

The U17 under the captaincy of Josh K progressed to the ¼ Final of the Plate competition losing to a good Uppingham team in the penultimate week of the season. This has been an excellent competition to blood the youth and it looks great for the future. JC M and Josh have proved to be an excellent opening combo. The Sunday Development XI played several matches with the Year 9 bulk of the team. Fine centuries were achieved by Keegan B and JC M vs St Andrews.

The 1st XI looked strong on paper and have demonstrated great skill, determination and commitment to manage training, games and of course examinations. Josh K and Arthur W have been the stars with the bat, both hitting over 500 runs. Arthur’s extraordinary knock of 173* off 71 balls will live long in the memory.  The team have hit 17 fifties and 2 hundreds. The bowling spoils have been shared by Will P, Max M, Elliott H, Keegan B and Trent S. The team reached the last 16 of the National T20 Competition finally succumbing to Repton.

The season ended with a fabulous House cricket on the main square during the final Saturday of term with Howson’s becoming eventual champions with a win in the final over. A huge thank you to the staff this season and pupils for their brilliant efforts. Another tremendous season for the Boys Cricket Club.