To avoid confusion for Masters in charge providing the information, this website keeps to the style guidelines and other protocols of The Times (its earlier incarnation) and Wisden, even though these two sometimes clash. Nevertheless, I have included the score of 99 not out by Strathallan?s Freddie Coleman who, fresh from a century (104) against the XL Club, needed one to win the match against the Old Boys but seven to reach his century. He hit a six with the scores level. He followed this up with 140 not out to defeat MCC after the former Master i/c at Charterhouse, Peter Deakin, had scored 146 not out for the visitors to declare at 243 for one. Coleman has already represented Scotland and is currently averaging 236 for his school.
The County Town of Somerset once again proved its three independent schools? cricketing strength when Taunton School entertained Queen?s (while King?s on the same day defeated Clifton). The home side started disastrously with six for three after four overs, but Will Gater (121), Jonathan Debenham (23) and George Cook (58) rallied things to reach an impressive 276 for nine after 50 overs. Jacob Lintott led the reply with 61 before Will Stewart powered his way to 118 in only 70 balls, and things were rounded off by George Musgrave (41) and Jack Kohler (27 not out), the latter hitting two consecutive sixes to win the match with eight overs to spare.
Will Vanderspar of Eton is the first schools player reported to have passed the 1000 mark for the season, in only 12 innings. However, it was not enough to overcome Winchester who won by seven wickets on their home ground. Will Root of Worksop is not far behind, with 860 runs in all games, including four centuries, at an average of 107.50.
Sevenoaks had a fine tight game with Eltham. The former scored 140 from 35 overs with Max Thorpe making a well-constructed 51 on a damp bowler-friendly wicket. Sam Hardy stood out with three for 19 in seven overs. Eltham replied steadily but were pegged back by Kit Carter Leno?s leg-breaks (four for 16). As Eltham lost their ninth wicket at 123, chasing 140, matters were getting interesting but, cometh the hour and all that, Sam Hardy struck a six, a two and a four off the penultimate over to see Eltham home with seven balls to spare. Excellent stuff.
Matt Paynter, Monkton Combe?s quick bowler, took a hat-trick in his five for 25 against King Edward?s, Bath, the third time this season he has taken three wickets in an over.
After some concern about clashes with public exams, the first National Schools Twenty20 final is confirmed for Monday June 28th at Lord?s (Nursery ground) starting at 10.00am. The only finalists yet known are Bedford School. Click here to see the state of the competition.
*Strathallan 266-2 dec (F Coleman 104, K Wigley 102 not out), XL Club 197
Strathallians 177, *Strathallan 183-4 (F Coleman 99 not out)
Eton 196-7 (50 overs) (W Vanderspar 109), *Winchester 197-3
Durham 171-9 (50 overs),*Woodhouse Grove 172-3
Lancaster RGS 215-4 (35 overs), *Kirkham GS 120-7
England Women 189-2 (20 overs), *Denstone 173-6
Cranleigh 234-6 (50 overs), *St John?s, Leatherhead 126
Haberdashers? Aske?s 197, *Abingdon 198-3
St Albans 162-8 (40 overs), Berkhamsted 141
MCC 243-1 dec (P Deakin 146 not out), *Strathallan 244-6 (F Coleman 140 not out)
Reigate Grammar School 246-7 (40 overs) (W Irving 110), *Trinity, Croydon 155
Christ?s Hospital 173, *Lord Wandsworth 174-3
*Taunton 276-9 (50 overs)(W Gater 121), Queen’s, Taunton 280-7 (W Steward 118)
*Bedford Modern 103, Leys 104-3
Clifton 109 (N Smith 5-15), *King?s, Taunton 113-1
*High School of Glasgow 140, George Watson’s 141-2
Northants CCC Under-17 155-9 (40 overs), *Wellingborough 157-5
*Wellingborough 210-4 (20 overs), Kimbolton 131-9
Wellingborough 184 (50 overs), *Stamford 112
*Sevenoaks 140-6 (35 overs), Eltham 142-9
*King?s Worcester (40 overs) 195-9, Bristol GS 196-6
Eton Ramblers 283-7 dec, *Eton 268-8
*Charterhouse 214-6 (50 overs), Bradfield 200
*Uppingham 221-9 (50 overs), Haileybury 137
King Edward?s, Bath 62 (M Paynter 5-25), *Monkton Combe 63-3
RGS Worcester 305-5 (50 overs)(T Williams 124 not out), *Solihull 210
National Twenty20 South East section play-offs
Reigate GS 119-9, Judd 122-3
Judd 126-9, St Bede?s 127-7
St Bede?s win the South East section
National Twenty20 West region semi-finals
King?s, Taunton 131-6, Millfield 132-7
Clifton 172-6, KES Bath 123?8
Millfield will play Clifton to determine who represents the West at Lord?s
National Twenty20 East region final
Trent 112-8, Bedford 117-3
Bedford will represent the East region at Lord?s on Monday June 28th