3rd May 2022

3rd May

I originally intended publishing this column on the 4th May and greeting you with a few Star Wars epithets such as “May the Fourth be with you!”. I also should have been writing it in the southern outskirts on Seoul. However, a positive PCR result on Friday stopped me flying at the weekend, despite a complete lack of symptoms and I’m looking to fly at some stage later in the month. Hence it has come out a day earlier than antipated.

 

Being a bank holiday this last weekend, many boarding schools were on an exeat weekend, though some schools still managed shortened games, many played in a T20 format. At the same time, many schools were involved in the National T20 competition with all regions playing round robins or first phase games, despite varying amounts of rain around the country. All the games reported in the last week can be found below along with the Under 17 competition that got underway. More details of these can be found on the competitions page.

 

It would appear that the dry weather experienced in recent weeks has resulted in some very friendly conditions for the batsmen as a number of centuries were reported. The most explosive would appear to be 15-year-old Naavya Sharma of Hampton, who scored 134 against Tiffin including 10 sixes and 12 fours. In the Northwest T20 first round, Daniel Low of Kirkham GS, scored an unbeaten 119 against RGS Lancaster but still managed to finish on the losing side.

 

However, the performer of the week must be Shrewsbury’s Rhys Lewis, who scored two hundreds and a ninety in the space of 4 days as well as taking 7 wickets. Firstly, he scored 143 against Wrekin on Wednesday before taking Kings, Worcester for 109 in the National U17 cup on Friday. On Saturday, he scored 93 at nearly a run a ball in Shrewsbury’s 5 wicket win at Repton. A Middlesex academy member, Lewis has made an early claim to become possibly Shrewsbury’s second only Wisden Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year.

 

Please keep the results coming in although I would be interested to learn howe many schools are posting results on other websites, such Play Cricket and School Sport.

Regrettably, the sponsors of the national Under 17s cup, The Cricket Paper will not be returning this season. Sadly, the editor, David Emery, has fallen ill and while he recovers, they are unable to produce the paper each week. It had been hoped that they would be reporting widely on schools cricket this season.

We send David our best wishes and hope to see them back in 2023.

Results

 

*Bedford 240-8 (50 overs), MCC 184

MCC 210-5 dec, *St Johns Leatherhead 99

High School of Glasgow 148-6 (20 overs), *Glasgow Academy 94-8

Barns Green CC 135-9 (35 overs), *Christ’s Hospital 136-3 (M Hughes 100 not out)

Shrewsbury 241–8 (35 overs) (R Lewis 143), Wrekin 120

XL Club 181 for 4 (35overs), Shrewsbury 2nd XI 182 for 4

*KCS Wimbledon 202, Reed’s 181

Bromsgrove 328-4 (50 overs), *Oakham 104

*Oakham 297-8 (40 overs), Woodhouse Grove 118

*Leicester Grammar 121-6 (20 overs), Oakham 125-3

*Uppingham 221-7 (50 overs), Oakham 222-5

Clifton College 257-9 (50 0vers) (B Kellaway 136), *Malvern College 238-9 (O Cox 112)

*Repton 227-6 (45 overs), Shrewsbury 228-5

Tiffin 245-9 (50 overs), *Hampton 247-6 (N. Sharma 134)

Stonyhurst 158-7 (30 Overs), *Rossall 159-3

Dauntseys* 210 – 3 (35 overs), Clayesmore 203-7

Bryanston 112-6 (100 Ball), Clayesmore* 116 – 3

Bryanston 223-6 dec (P Riley 107 not out), *Canford 224-8

 

 

Schools Under 18 T20 Cup

 

North East region

 

Group 1

 

Birkdale 61, Worksop 62-1

(Harrogate GS withdrew)

 

Worksop 160-5, Hill House 73-7

Worksop win the group

 

Group 2

 

168-6 GSAL, Bradford Grammar 109-8

 

Bradford Grammar 144-5, Scarborough College 147-3

 

Final: GSAL 131-4, Scarborough College 132-3

Scarborough College win the group

 

Scarborough will play Worksop at North Marine Road for a place in Regional Finals Day.

 

Group 6

Barnard Castle 141–8, *Durham 144-7

 

North West region

 

Group 1

At King’s Chester

 

Altrincham GS 140 -6, King’, Chester 142-4

Bolton 51 all out, Myerscough, Preston 52-0

 

Myerscough, Preston 182-5   King’s , Chester 130-6

Bolton School defeated Altrincham GS – scores unknown

Myerscoughm, Preston qualify

 

Group 2

At AKS Lytham

 

Kirkham GS 150-6 (D Low 119*), RGS Lancaster 152-6

*AKS Lytham 98-8, Rossall 99-2

RGS Lancaster 153 – 5, Rossall 91 all out

*AKS Lytham 115 – 5, Kirkham 70-4

RGS Lancaster qualify

 

Group 3

Merchant Taylors’, Crosby 135-4, *Birkenhead 125-8

Grange 70-6, Wirral GS 72-2

Grange 140-5  , *Birkenhead School 142-4

Merchant Taylors’, Crosby 121-5, Wirral GS 125-5

Wirral GS qualify

 

Group 4

Giggleswick 107-7, King’s, Macclesfield 108-0

*Cheadle Hulme, 184-7, Wilmslow HS 142-8

 

Giggleswick 81-8, Wilmslow HS 84-0

King’s, Macclesfield 111-8, *Cheadle Hulme 112-2

Cheadle Hulme qualify

 

Quarter Final draw

Sedbergh v Wirral GS

Cheadle Hulme v Manchester GS

RGS Lancaster v Bye

Myerscough Preston v Myerscough Manchester

South East

North London region

Group 2

Chigwell 128-9, Haileybury 129-2

Haberdashers’ 127-5, St Albans 99-7

Final: Haileybury 180-8, Haberdashers’ 116

Haileybury win group

 

Haileybury now meet Merchant Taylors’ in the North London Final

 

South London

 

 

Group 2

Wilson’s 125-6, *Caterham 126-5

 

Group 3

Hampton 178/5 (20 ovs), Eltham 116/8 ( 20 ovs)

 

Final: Hampton 173/2 ( Arjun 99), *Dulwich 138/8

 

Hampton win the group

 

Group 4

*Trinity 177/6, Emanuel 105/8

Reed’s 164/6, Ibstock Place 74/10

 

Final: *Trinity 123, Reed’s 112/8

 

Trinity win the group

 

South Central

Group 1

Bradfield 200-6, Reading Blue Coat 78

Reading Blue Coat 155-5, Shiplake 153-5

Bradfield 209-6, Elizabeth, Guernsey 103-9

Elizabeth, Guernsey 140-7, Shiplake 141-2

Group 3

*Radley 68-8, MCS 69-0

Group 4

Churcher’s 114, *Marlborough 115-1

Churcher’s 151-8, Abingdon 133-8

Abingdon 133-6, *Marlborough 134-0

 

Marlborough win the group

 

South West

Tier 1 Competition

 

*Clifton College 157-2, Blundell’s 103-6

Kings, Taunton 253–3, Wellington 108–3

SGS 55-9, Millfield 56-0

 

East Region

Group 1

 

Leicester GS 121-6, Oakham 125-3

Oakham 160-6, Trent 164-4

Oakham 129-9, *Repton 130-7

Leicester GS 122, Trent 124/2

Leicester GS 112, *Repton 115/2

Trent v Repton due to be played 10th May

 

Group 4

Bishop’s Stortford HS 90-8, *The Perse 93-3

 

Group 5

Culford 134-6, Norwich 135-5

 

Group 7

RHS, Holbrook 86-8, *Ipswich 89-2

Framlingham 132, St Joseph’s 134-7

St Joseph’s 101, *Ipswich 102-7

 

West Midlands Region

 

Preliminary Round

Cheltenham withdrew, Hereford Cathedral progress to the next round

Bablake and King Henry VIII 119-8, *King Edward VI Stratford Upon Avon 120-4

 

First Round to be played 8th and 15th May

 

The Cricket Paper U17 National Cup (35 overs)

Preliminary Round

*Haberdashers’ Monmouth 149-6, Clifton 140-9

*Harrow 303-4, Reading 124

Stowe 223 for 2, Bedford 150

Repton 143, *Bromsgrove 130–8

*King Edward VI, Stratford 113, Rugby 115-1

Kings Wimbledon 192, Dulwich 161

*Newcastle 239-6, Loretto 121

Gresham’s 165-8, *Norwich 111

*Manchester Grammar 153-6, Myerscough Old Trafford 154-7

*Forest 268-9, Brentwood 232

Seaford 181-9, *King Edwards, Southampton 136

 

 

Round 1

Shrewsbury 224 for 3 (R. Lewis 109), Kings, Worcester 167 for 6

*Bede’s 272-7 (K. Grant 102), Eastbourne129

 

 

Girl’s Results (20 overs unless otherwise stated)

Norwich 90-8, Gresham’s 91-4

Repton 72, *Shrewsbury 76-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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