Not quite the cornucopia of results which one has in the early part of the season but with clearly some rain still about and the pernicious influence of public exams the schools cricket season resumed slightly limply after half-term and Jubilee celebrations. With an extremely short second half of term (at least one Scottish school plays its final match this week), there is precious little time for the most outstandng players to make their mark in what has been a woefully disrupted season.
Dauntsey?s cemented their position at the top of the Peak Sports League in the Bath area and surrounding region with a victory over Monkton Combe. Captain Ed Duckworth took six for 19 in a hostile opening spell of six overs to reduce the visitors to 96 all out, a target reduced under Duckworth/ Lewis to 73 which Dauntsey?s duly accomplished.
Merchant Taylors? (Northwood) have a promising Year 11 bowler in Miraj Patel. Bowling his brisk left-arm-over seamers, he took five for seven to skittle out John Lyon for 50. They were chasing MTS?s 211 for five in their 40 overs, thanks to a fine 123 from Ashil Shah.
In the National Twenty20 competition there has been a race to squeeze in matches lost to rain so that the Finals Day can go ahead as planned. This is not at Lord?s this year because of the Olympics (Archery) but at Arundel who warmly welcomed us in September last year for the re-arranged finals. The date is Thursday June 28th starting at 10am.
The North final, postponed from last Friday to this Friday 22nd, will be between Woodhouse Grove and Sedbergh; Felsted and Bedford play off also this Friday and then one of them will meet Shrewsbury in the quarter-final over the weekend to determine the East and West Midlands representative. In the South East, St Albans and Whitgift also have to play off to meet St Bede?s in the quarter-final. And fnally, for the South West and South Central region, Millfield will play either Portsmouth Grammar School or Bradfield, the latter game also to be played this Friday.
St Bede?s 111-9 (20 overs), *Lancing 78-7 (Langdale Cup)
Glasgow Academy 132 (20 overs), *Wellington 67
*Haberdashers? Aske?s 135-3 (20 overs), Mill Hill 125-7
MCC 215-5 dec (P A Ross 100 not out), *High School of Glasgow 72 (A M G Brock 5-14)
*Whitgift 128 (50 overs), Brighton 98 (J Winslade 5-37)
Charterhouse 91, *Dulwich 92-4
*St Edward’s Oxford 220-7 dec, St John?s Leatherhead 137-9 (F Baig 6-33)
Bedford Modern 110, *Haberdashers’ Aske’s 114-2
*Stowe School 289-4 dec (B Duckett 131), Bedford 148 (H Martin 5-40)
Monkton Combe 96 (E Duckworth 6-40), *Dauntsey?s 73-3 (Dauntsey?s win under D/L revised target) (Peak Sports League)
KCS Wimbledon 236-7 (50 overs), *Lord Wandsworth 130
King?s Canterbury 116 (50 overs) (T Saysell 5-16), *Haileybury 117-1
King’s Rochester 118, *Sevenoaks 119-2
*Merchant Taylors’, Northwood 211-5 (40 overs) (A Shah 123), John Lyon 50 (M Patel 5-7)
MCC 250-3 dec (M Sutliff 103), *Stowe 252-3
*Gordonstoun 147, High School of Glasgow 148-3
*St Edward’s, Oxford 220-7 dec, St John’s Leatherhead 137-8 (F Baig 6-33)
Tonbridge 111, *Wellington (Berks) 114-4
*Shrewsbury 208-5 (40 overs), Manchester GS 101-5 ( D/L revised target was 157)
Lancing 201-8 (50 overs) (J Heath 5-21), *Christ?s Hospital 164-6 (rain ? drawn)
Cranleigh 133, *Eastbourne 134-4
Wellingborough 237-4 (48 overs) *Stamford 239-8
*Taunton 230-5 dec (C Miles 130 not out), XL Club 130-7
*Taunton 209-5 (50 overs)(T Abell 107 not out), King?s Taunton 210-4 (J Regan 109 not out)
*Oakham 117-1 v Felsted (rain)
National Twenty20 competition. South West section final
Filton 82, Millfield 84-4
Millfield now play either Portsmouth GS or Bradfield (South Central section) to represent the West on Finals Day (Thursday October 28th at Arundel).
National Twenty20 competition. East section semi-final
Bedford 176-5, Repton 111
Bedford now play Felsted to determine the East section winner to play Shrewsbury (West Midlands section winners) for a place on Finals Day.
National Twenty20 competition. South London section final
Whitgift 143-6, KCS Wimbledon 119-6
Whitgift now play St Albans (winners of the North London section) to determine who plays St Bede?s (winners of the South East section) to represent the South on Finals Day.