Annual Cricket Match with MCC

Annual Cricket Match with MCC

On Wednesday the 27 June the School welcomed MCC for the annual cricket match against the 1st XI. We couldn’t have asked for a more idyllic day to play cricket, and Home field looked stunning in the glorious sunshine.

MCC won the toss and elected to bat, however the school got off to a perfect start with OC Richard Turner being dismissed first ball of the match by Antony McGowan, caught superbly by Captain Matthew Terry at mid-off. This wasn’t a sign of things to come though, with MCC scoring 218-6 built around another OC, Ross Powell’s magnificent 112 including 17 x 4’s and 2 towering 6’s. Max Wilson was the pick of the bowlers and helped put the brakes on the innings with 4-44.

In reply the 1st XI started well, Louis brown and Simon Dickson putting on 55 before Dickson was removed for a fine 31. Brown and Matthew Terry carried on the good work scoring 39 and 35 respectively before a middle order collapse led to the School being dismissed for 167. The architect of the collapse was man of the match Ross Powell who bowled brilliantly and claimed 4-16.  It was a valiant effort by the 1st XI against a very strong MCC side, and despite losing it was probably the strongest performance of the season. The match was played in superb spirit and full credit to MCC for a wonderful declaration. We are already looking forward to next year’s match.

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