Tuesday July 7th 2009

Tuesday July 7th 2009

Review by Douglas Henderson

Most independent schools finished last week or even the week before, though state schools are soldiering on. It is also good to see post-term festivals flourishing again as well as in-term cricket weeks. The Sir Garfield Sobers international schools tournament in Barbados, now in its 23rd year, opened this week and this website will hope to be covering results almost daily.

Clifton bounced back from a heavy defeat by Blundell?s to record six consecutive wins in eight days. They defeated Cheltenham in the area final of the Western schools Twenty/20, and rounded off their cricket week with wins against Queen’s Taunton, Marlborough and Malvern. However, they lost to a strong King?s Taunton side in the overall final of the inaugural Western Schools Twenty/20.

Caterham and Hurstpierpoint enjoyed a low-scoring thriller. The hosts, Caterham, having been 45 for no wicket were then bowled out for 108. The visitors were in terrible trouble at 69 for nine before their last pair put on 42 to win the match.

In an excellent game of cricket at Haberdashers? Aske?s between two good sides, it was the home team that emerged victorious to maintain its unbeaten record against schools and inflict a first defeat of the season on Bancroft’s. Number three, Rishabh Shah, scored a fine 86 not out as the visitors reached 226 for three in their allotted 40 overs. In reply, the Haberdashers? captain Lewis Jenkins (64) led the way but after his dismissal there was still much to do, with 72 runs coming from the final 8 overs. It was 16 year old Tom Edrich, grandson of Bill, who struck the winning runs with just two balls to spare to secure a 13th victory of the season for the home side.

It is nowadays extremely rare to take eight wickets, partly because the vast majority of games are, alas, limited-overs with a usual maximum of ten overs per bowler but also because of sensible ECB regulations aimed at preventing over-bowling of medium-pacers. Jake Lintott of Queen?s Taunton was not confined by either of these hurdles in a time game against the school?s Old Boys. He started by scoring 145 in a total of 336 for three declared and then took eight for 51 with his left-arm chinamen and googlies.

Results (*denotes the home side)

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MCC 177, *Clayesmore 166-9

XL Club 217,*Dauntsey?s 219-4 (J Mynott 100 not out)

*Ashville College 152, Woodhouse Grove 153-3

Manchester GS 253-7 dec, *Woodhouse Grove 195-9

*Caterham 167 (35 overs), John Fisher 86

*Caterham 154 (35 overs), Reigate GS 157-3

*Durham 144-4, Old Dunelmians 145-7

*Durham 243, Sunshine Coast GS, Brisbane 171

*Durham City 6th Form Sports College 200, Durham 57-2 (rain)

*Denstone 256-8 dec (C Beech 139), St Edward?s Oxford 165-5

*Clifton 66, Blundells 67?0

Western Schools Twenty/20 area final:

*Cheltenham 168, Clifton 170?3

*Clifton 237?7, Bristol and District Under-17 XI 186?6

Queen?s Taunton 131, *Clifton 132?5

Westminster, Adelaide 157, *Clifton 161?3

*Marlborough 152?7, Clifton 153?9

*Malvern 143, Clifton 144?8

MCC 231-4 dec, *Bedford Modern 189-6

Dr Challoner?s 185-5 dec, *Merchant Taylors’, Northwood 125-8

A. J. Palmer’s XI 280-5 dec, *Dauntsey’s 200

Forest 165,*Chigwell 111

*Harrow 184 (55 overs), Tonbridge 185-5

Tonbridge win the Cowdrey Cup

MCC 263-3 dec (R Lane 114, D Cranfield-Thompson 103 not out), *Dr Challoner?s GS 135-8

Dr Challoner?s GS 185-5 dec, *Merchant Taylors?, Northwood 125-8

Brighton GS (Australia) 165-8 (30 overs), *Dr Challoner?s GS 167-6

MCC 217-6 dec., *Christ?s Hospital 147

*Christ?s Hospital 237-8 (35 overs) (M Brown 141), Blue Leopards (RSA) 224

Fraser Bird XI 253-5 dec, *Haberdashers? Aske?s 255-6

*Woodhouse Grove 173-8 (45 overs), Geelong GS (Melbourne) 157-8

Sunshine Coast GS, Brisbane 179 (50 overs), *Merchiston 181-2 (O Hairs 121 not out)

*Nottingham HS 211 (50 overs), Denstone 198

Bancroft’s 226-6 (40 overs), *Haberdashers’ Aske’s 227 -8

*Woodhouse Grove 186 (40 overs), Old Grovians 161

Trinity GS (Sydney) 200 (J Lintott 5-45), *Queen’s, Taunton 203-6

*Bristol GS 201 (50 overs), Queen’s, Taunton 204-8

*Queen’s, Taunton 336-3 dec (J Lintott 145), Old Queenians 176 (J Lintott 8-51)

Western Schools Twenty/20 overall final

*King?s, Taunton 157-3 (20 overs), Clifton 102-9

*King?s, Taunton 426-2 (50 overs)(C Meschede 143, A Barrow 125), Bristol GS 153

King?s, Taunton 336-6 (50 overs)(M Lenygon 117),*Blundell?s 92

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