Tuesday May 16th 2017

The word draw in cricket is almost invariably preceded by the word dull. Not so at Wellingborough where the momentum changed hands several times. Stamford dominated the first session, going into lunch at 152-1. Wellingborough then came out with all guns blazing and after removing prodigious talent Joey Evison for 83, Stamford were bowled out in just over an hour after the lunch interval for 215. Wellingborough lost two crucial wickets just before tea and once the top five had been dismissed for under 50 it was backs against the wall. The ninth wicket fell with the score at just 85 and with 17.4 overs remaining the game looked well and truly over. Number 10 Matthew Chalcraft following his 17 overs of quick seam bowling chipped away at the remaining overs with number 11 Tom Pope. The pair survived to draw the game; a great effort from the two tail-enders, showing great character and determination where others had wilted.

Tom Gnodde hit a fine 97-ball hundred for Eton after a perilous start against Hampton. What looked like turning into a gripping finale was rather ruined by 40 minutes of rain and so the game did indeed peter out into a draw, but with Hampton only 25 runs short of Eton’s declaration of 241 for five.

Wellington were away at Marlborough and having been stuck in traffic on the way, owing to an M4 closure, the game began at 12 noon and was reduced to 46 overs. Marlborough bowled tidily with the new ball whilst it swung, taking a wicket in the second over. However, once Jack Davies and Alex Shoff got through the difficult period they built a partnership of 281 which took Wellington close to their overall total of 306 for three. Marlborough started well with the bat, reaching 70 for the loss of their first wicket in the 16th over. Elijah Samuel making 69. However, things turned in Wellington’s favour when leg-spinner Jhatha Subramanyan was introduced to the attack, which ended with his taking six for 26 in his 10 overs. Subramanyan was well supported by Sam Sweetland and Ajeet Dale, and Marlborough were dismissed for 197.

Not only the civil service is now in purdah. The schools cricket season moves into one long series of exams and so schools are under pressure to reduce fixtures and indeed duration of fixtures (35 overs on Saturday afternoons, perhaps, rather than 50 overs all day).

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Results:

Wellingborough 201-7 (30 overs),*Leicester GS 173-6
*Emanuel 123 (30 overs), John Fisher 124-6
Wycliffe 86 (40 overs), *Dauntsey’s 88-0 (Monkhouse Intersport League)
XL Club 254-5, *Glasgow Academy 257-2, (J Oliver 105 not out)
*Bancroft’s 311-3 (30 overs)(W Hopkins 120 not out), Ilford County HS 78
XL Club 163-6 dec,*Bedford Modern 164-4
*Clayesmore (20 overs) 139, Bryanston 134-5
Eastbourne 111-8 (20 overs), *Worth 61-9 (Langdale Cup)
Gentlemen of Leicestershire CC 238-3 (40 overs)(R Taylor 116),*Oakham 233-5 (L James 106)
Durham 197-4 (35 overs), *RGS Newcastle 124
Harrow 192-5 (20 overs),*St Edward’s 193-3
*King Edward’s Aston 165-2, Queen Mary’s GS 118-5
*Queen Mary’s GS 2nd XI 56, Shrewsbury Under-16 59-1
*Charterhouse 163-9 (50 overs)(H Adams 5-27), Winchester 89
*Kingston GS 87, Christ’s Hospital 88-1
*Royal Hospital School 232-7 (40 overs), Framlingham 219
*Sherborne 219 (50 overs), Sherborne Pilgrims 160
*Malvern 189-6 (50 overs), Bromsgrove 164
Stamford 215, *Wellingborough 117-9
Dauntsey’s 215-7 (40 overs), *Colston’s 110 (A Ayling 5-19)
*Bristol GS 174 (40 overs), Kingswood 175-5
Clifton 283-6 (50 overs) (P Sisodiya 165 not out),*Monmouth
156 (P Sisodiya 5-15)
St Albans 189-7 (40 overs),*Haberdashers’ Aske’s 173
*Eton 241-5 dec (T Gnodde 106), Hampton 216-6
*Eton 303-7 (50 overs), Bede’s 225
Cheadle Hulme School 160-6 (50 overs),*Birkenhead 161-5
*Eastbourne 198 (50 overs), Hurstpierpoint 76
St Edward’s 276-4 (50 overs) (B Allen 100), *Bedford 149
*Brighton 156, Portsmouth, 159-3
Shrewsbury 162-5 (35 overs),*Sedbergh 164-3
Hymers 128,*Ampleforth 129-2
Eltham 139-9 (50 overs),*Trinity 143-3
Radley 314-7 (50 overs),*Bradfield 267
Wells Cathedral (30 overs) 158,*Clayesmore 161-6
Durham 167-9 (50 overs) *St Peters 171-9.
St Paul’s 161-4 (50 overs) *Cranleigh 163-4
*RGS Worcester 186-3 (20 overs), King’s, Gloucester 136-8 (Chesterton Cup)
*RGS Worcester 306-6 (50 overs) (A Wheeler 119 not out), Sir Thomas Rich’s 167
*Glasgow Academy 75-2 (10 overs), Kelvinside Academy 34-3
*Woodhouse Grove 129, QEGS Wakefield 130-3

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National Schools Twenty20 competition (cumulative)

North East section group 1
*Silcoates 61-8, Worksop 62-0
Birkdale 108-9, *QEGS 112-4
*Silcoates 126-7, Birkdale 131-2
Worksop 152-6,*QEGS 146-6
Worksop win the group.

North East section group 2
Pocklington 166-6, *Hymers 123-9
Woodhouse Grove 114, Pocklington 114-8
(Pocklington win by losing fewer wickets)
Woodhouse Grove 125-7, Hymers 70
Pocklington win the group

North East section group 3
Ashville 145-6, *Bradford GS 150-1
St Peter’s York 185-5, Ashville 67
St Peter’s York 179-5, *Bradford GS 71
St Peter’s School York win the group.

North West play-offs
Birkenhead 158-5, Manchester GS 151-6
Birkenhead 136, King’s Chester 135-7
Birkenhead now play Sedbergh or Bolton

North West section group 1
Merchant Taylors’ (Crosby) 140-7, King’s Chester 142-3
King’s Macclesfield 173-8, Grange 88
Grange 143-6, Merchant Taylors’ 148-0
Kng’s, Chester 120-8, King’s, Macclesfield 104-7
King’s, Chester win the group

North West section group 2
Birkenhead School 290-2, Wilmslow HS 48
Birkenhead School 237-2, Liverpool 50
Birkenhead win the group

North West section group 3
Bolton 203-1, *AKS Lytham 121-8
*AKS Lytham 244 -4, Kirkham 220 – 6
Altrincham GS 91, Bolton 95-1
Bolton win the group

North West section group 4
Manchester GS 185-4, Stockport GS 111-5
Audenshaw 72, Cheadle Hulme 73-0
Audenshaw 160-7, Stockport 129-8
Cheadle Hulme 84, Manchester GS 86-5
Manchester GS win the group

North West section group 5
Sedbergh 235-3, Myerscough 114-9
Sedbergh 195-5, Lancaster RGS 97
Sedbergh win the group

East section group1
*Trent 186-3, Nottingham HS 107-8
Trent 197-4 Repton 87
Trent win the group

East section group 2
Oakham 99-9, *Oundle 95
Stamford 101, Oakham 105-3
Oakham win the group

East section group 3
Stowe 146-8, Rugby 150-1
Stowe 131-6, Leicester GS 134-2
Rugby 168-7, Leicester GS 120
Rugby win the group

East section group 4
*Kimbolton 125-6, Wellingborough 129-2
*Bedford 174-4, Wellingborough 106-7
Bedford win the group

East section group 5
The Perse 92, *The Leys 95-1
Felsted 160-4, The Perse 154-8
*The Leys 188-5, Felsted 141
The Leys win the group

East section group 6
Gresham’s 69-8, Norwich 70-4
Gresham’s 138-3, Framlingham 141-2
Norwich 175-5, Framlingham 152-7
Norwich win the group

East section group 7
Shenfield 174-6, 113-6
Ipswich 171-8  Brentwood 123-8
Shenfield 100-2, Ipswich 96-8
Shenfield win the group

West Midlands and Wales section group 1
Wyclffe 37, Dean Close 38-0
Monmouth 155, Llandaff Cathedral 133-6
Dean Close 113-5, Monmouth 114-4
Monmouth win the group
Dean Close runners-up

West Midlands and Wales section group 2
Malvern 149-5, RGS Worcester 150-4
Bablake 94-6, RGS Worcester 98-2
Malvern 188-4, Bablake 75
RGS Worcester win the group
Malvern runners-up

West Midlands and Wales section group 3
Wolverhampton GS 126-6, Wrekin 114-8
Bromsgrove 166-4, Wolverhampton GS 133-4
Wrekin 107, Bromsgrove 109-1
Bromsgrove win the group
Wolverhampton GS runners-up

West Midlands and Wales section group 4
Shrewsbury 176-3, Oswestry 67-6
Ellesmere 109 (Owens 5-12), Newcastle Under Lyme 113-1
Shrewsbury 157-7, Newcastle Under Lyme 55-8
Shrewsbury win the group
Newcastle Under Lyme runners-up

South East section group 1
Bede’s 126, *Eastbourne 127-3
*Eastbourne 140-6, Brighton 102
Bede’s 115-7, Aldridge Cricket Academy 94-8
Eastbourne 127-3, Bede’s 126
Eastbourne win the group

South East section group 2
Cranleigh 175-6, *Reigate GS 90
Cranleigh 207-2, St Lawrence 62
Reigate GS 166-3, St Lawrence 125-9
Cranleigh win the group

South East section group 3
Claremont 107-3, Ashford 91-8
*Hurstpierpoint 161-4, Claremont 137-2
Hurstpierpoint win the group

South East section group 4
Tonbridge 242-6, Kent College 52
*Tonbridge 235-4 (J O’Riordan 121), Simon Langton 100
Tonbridge win the group

South East section semi-finals
*Tonbridge 163-8, Eastbourne 119-7
Hurstpierpoint 118-9, Cranleigh 121-3

South East section final
*Tonbridge 128-7, Cranleigh 123-6
Tonbridge now play the winners of the London section for a place on finals day at Arundel

North London section group 1
UCS Hampstead 95,*Merchant Taylors’ 98-1
Aldenham 141-7, Forest 144-6
*Merchant Taylors’ 214-2, Forest 118
Merchant Taylors’ win the group

North London section group 2
*St Albans 183-2, Bancroft’s 163-7
St Albans win the group

North London section final
*Merchant Taylors’ 150-6, St Albans 132-7
Merchant Taylors’ win the North London section and now play the winners of South London

South London section group 1
St Benedict’s 82-8, Whitgift 85-1
Whitgift 192-5, Reed’s 163-6
Whitgift win the group

South London section group 2
Dulwich 178-8, Caterham 131-6
Caterham 142 -6, Eltham 135- 8
Eltham 130-6, Dulwich 134-2
Dulwich win the group

South London section group 3
Epsom 124-7 Hampton 125-5
Trinity 179-5 Langley Park 126-8
Trinity 156-6 Hampton 103
Langley Park 105-5, Epsom 106-2
Trinity win the group

South London section group 4
*Wilson’s 73-7, KCS Wimbledon 74-3
*KCS Wimbledon 167-5, Kingston GS 142-7
John Fishers withdrew
KCS Wimbledon win the group

South West section group 1
Clifton 156-8, *Downside 74
Colstons 104-8, *Clifton 105-1
Clifton win the group
Colston’s runners-up

South West section group 2
Bristol GS 108, SGS (Filton) 109-4
Bristol GS 112-9, Taunton 116-5
*SGS (Filton) 140-7, Taunton 136 (M Omar 5-17)
SGS (Filton) win the group
Taunton runners-up

South West section group 3
Mount Kelly 148-3,*Clayesmore 95
Mount Kelly 178-5, Blundell’s 182-5
Blundell’s 84-9, King’s Taunton 85-1
King’s Taunton win the group
Blundell’s runners-up

South West section group 4
South Dartmoor 81-9, Sherborne 83-2
*Sherborne 149-6 (20 overs), Millfield 150-7
Millfield win the group
Sherborne runners-up

South Central section group 1
*Oratory 133-6, RGS High Wycombe 137-5
Radley 160-4, RGS High Wycombe 161-3 (E Casterton 109 not out)
Radley 179-4, Elizabeth Guernsey150-6
RGS High Wycombe win the group

South Central section group 2
St Edward’s 154-4, Abingdon 107-9
Magdalen College School 211-5, Reading Blue Coat 70
*St Edward’s 128-5, Magdalen College School 106
St Edward’s win the group

South Central section group 3
Wellington (Berks) 198-6, Dauntsey’s 93
Wellington (Berks) 93, Bradfield 94-1
Lord Wandsworth 91-9,*Bradfield 92-4
Dauntsey’s 153-6, Lord Wandsworth 130-8
Bradfield win the group

South Central section group 4
Portsmouth GS, 174-5,*Winchester 130-8
Portsmouth GS 153-6, Marlborough 145-7
Marlborough 147-3,*Winchester 111-5
Portsmouth GS win the group

South Central section semi-finals
*St Edward’s 177-7, Portsmouth GS 111
RGS High Wycombe 103-4 (20 overs), *Bradfield 106-4