Apologies for the lack of coverage last week. As you will know I am still in the Far East and technical issues with the hosting website meant that only a Korean version was available. As my Korean is limited to say the least, no update appeared.
As we are now into half term, very few games took place last weekend and even fewer schools in results. Exams have now started too and many schools have scaled down matches. The variable weather experienced around the country has also taken its toll and several of the T20 competition matches have been decided by the rather unsatisfactory Duckworth Lewis Stern method.
Most regions are now in their final stages and in another two weeks we should be at the national quarter final stage in preparation for finals day at Arundel on July 3rd.
Normal service will be resumed next week as I return home at the weekend!
*Whitgift 235-9 (50 overs), Bede’s 236-5
*Oakham 219, Stamford 202-7
National Twenty20 Competition
North East Finals Day (held at York CC 27th May)
St Peter’s 117-8, Ampleforth 114-4
Durham 110, Worksop 112 – 7
Final: Worksop 132, St Peter’s 133-5
St. Peter win and face the winners of the North West
North West Quarter Finals
Sedbergh 185-4, Wirral GS 121-7
Cheadle Hulme 159-6, Manchester GS 152-5
Myerscough Preston 114-5, Myerscough Manchester 115-6
RGS Lancaster (bye)
RGS Lancaster 68-9, Myerscough Manchester 69-4
Sedbergh v Cheadle Hulme to be played after half term
Wellington 167-5, *Blundells 98
Blundell’s 93, King’s 97 for 3
Kings win the group and face the winners of South Central
Winchester 52, Bradfield* 58/3
Wellington 126-10 , MCS* 118-7
Radley124-5, St Edwards 87-3 won by 7 wickets (Duckworth Lewis).
Dauntsey’s 141-9 off 20, *Marlborough 142-2 off 18.3
Semi-finals will be played after half term
Malvern 220-3, RGS Worcester147-7
Warwick 109, Kings, Worcester 110 – 1
Shrewsbury 205-3, Wrekin 107-7
Bromsgrove 146-7, Ellesmere 59-9
Malvern face Kings and Bromsgrove play Shrewsbury in the semi-finals
The Cricket Paper National Schools Under 17 Cup
Abingdon 111-6, Merchant Taylors’, Northwood 112-3
St Edwards 185-6, Berkhamsted 179-9
Hurstpierpoint 143-8, Epsom 144-4