Tuesday May 11th 2010

Another weekend of, as one school put it, dodging the rain and playing in the near dark. Thus again the results are limited, but the National20 competition began to take shape, especially in the South region. See under Competitions for an updated picture of the competition.

I don?t normally cover 2nd XI matches but this is an exception. St George?s, Weybridge, who instituted a 50/40 league in their area last year, extended this to 2nd XIs and added other innovations such as PowerPlays. In the 2nd XI match between RGS Guildford and St John?s, Leatherhead, RGS compiled 349 for four in 30 overs with William Ball scoring 176. I suspect that?s his last game for the 2nd XI. St John?s did well to respond with 208.

Two of the strongest schools in the country are only a few miles apart and they played a cracking local derby. Millfield batted first and got off to a good start reaching 100 for two from 26 overs. Some tight King?s Taunton bowling restricted Millfield to 148 for seven after 42 overs. Henry Thomas then batted superbly to score 88 not out from 52 balls to take Millfield?s total to a very competitive 256 for seven in their 50 overs. King?s started well and reached 50 for no loss after 10 overs. Millfield restricted King?s to 100 for five taking the crucial wickets of Alex Barrow and Craig Meschede. Todd Barrett (55) and Miles Lenygon (68) then shared an excellent 100 partnership to take King?s within 19 off the last three overs. But some excellent Millfield bowling and poor decision-making from the batters left King?s requiring 13 from the last over. Four was needed from the last ball on which King?s ran a two, leaving the visitors one run short.

Wellingborough won the toss and batted against Repton. From 18 for three they limped to 89 for three by lunch and eventually were bowled out for a very modest 164. By tea, Repton were three for one. The rate required increased from four an over to seven for the last five overs. At the start of the final over, Repton were seven wickets down with seven to win. They lost a wicket first ball and then found themselves needing three off the last ball. A run-out ensued, so Repton were nine down and two short.

With their one-run victory, King Edward?s, Bath gained revenge for the same match two years ago when Bristol Grammar School won by one wicket chasing a very similar score. Joe Weare (five for 16) was the ninth bowler used by King Edward?s and came on to bowl in the 40th over.

One Twenty20 match produced a thrilling 43-ball century. Shiv Thakor, of Uppingham, was chasing Leicester Gramar School?s 135 for six. He was on 95 with two to win and hit a six to reach his hundred.

MCC?s game with Felsted went down to the last ball for the third year in a row (sounds like good MCC captaincy). Alex Marjoribanks, the captain, was on strike and needed two to win. Instead of scampering a couple, he instead drove the Minor Counties bowler over the pavilion for six.

Results:

*Stamford 281-6 (60 overs), Bedford Modern 232-8

Merchiston 199-9 (35 overs), George Watson’s 105 (Lothian Schools Cup)

*Christ?s Hospital 216 (35 overs), Portsmouth GS 204

*Sedbergh 230-3 (W Chapples 111 not out), MCC 149-9 (C Thwaytes 5-28)

Canford 73 (40 overs),*Winchester 74-1

King?s, Macclesfield 196-7 (20 overs), King’s, Chester 162

King’s, Macclesfield 222-7 (20 overs), *Cheadle Hulme 93

Oratory 146-6 (20 overs), *Stowe 112

*Reigate Grammar School 191-8 (40 overs), Eltham 192-4

Reigate Grammar School 150-7 (30 overs), *Worth 141

Kirkham GS 73 *King?s, Chester 74-4

University of Central Lancashire 144, *Kirkham GS 83

*Kirkham GS 87, Hutton GS 88-6

Kirkham GS 119, *Stonyhurst 121-1

*Arnold 144-8 (35 overs), Kirkham GS 90

*Kirkham GS 136, Giggleswick 126

*King?s, Grantham 169-7 (30 overs), Ratcliffe 131

*Merchant Taylors’, Northwood 135 (35 overs), Enfield GS 100-9

*Arnold 116-7 (20 overs), Rossall 109-9

MCC 233-5 dec, *Arnold 154

*Arnold 144-8 (35 overs), Kirkham GS 90 (B Perkins 6-24)

Birkenhead 136 (45 overs), *Arnold 137-9

*Wellingborough 164, Repton 163-9

High School of Glasgow 109, *Glasgow Academy 79

*Merchiston 203 (50 overs), Dollar Academy 135

*Ampleforth 198, Sedbergh 201-3

*Durham 212, RGS Newcastle 213-1 (J Carding 103 not out)

*Dauntsey’s 232-7 (35 overs), Clayesmore 117

RGS Newcastle 82, *Denstone 83-2

*Winchester 257-5 (45 overs), Bradfield 174

Merchant Taylors’, Northwood 73-2 v *Haberdashers’ Aske’s (rain)

King?s, Ely v Wellingborough (rained off)

*St George?s, Weybridge 220-6 (50 overs)(W Grant 103 not out), Hurstpierpoint 120

*St George?s, Weybridge 238, Frogs CC 182-7

Harrow 270-5 (55 overs), *Bradfield 149

Queen’s, Taunton 276-8 (40 overs), *Exeter 85

Woodhouse Grove 110, *Manchester GS 114-2

*King?s Taunton 326-4 (50 overs) (A Barrow 136), Royal Marines 203

*Millfield 256-7 (50 overs), King?s Taunton 255-8

Hereford CS 158-9 (40 overs), *RGS Worcester 162-4

Warwick 108 (50 overs), *RGS Worcester 111-3

Staffordshire Under-16 185-8, *Denstone 186-9

Sevenoaks 183-9 dec, *King?s Canterbury 183-5

King Edward?s, Bath 192 (50 overs), *Bristol GS 191 (J Weare 5-16)

*St Albans 143-7, Bancroft’s 145-1

MCC 200-8 dec, *Felsted 205-7

Haileybury 76, *Felsted 79-3

Latymer 259-6 dec (M Burling 102), Mill Hill 120

Heriot’s 53 (25 overs), *Fettes 56-2

XL Club 117, *Fettes 118-0

National Twenty20 East region Group 3

Stamford 176-9, Norwich 141-7

Norwich 154-7, Culford 133-6

Culford 125, Bedford 126-2

Stamford 174-7, Bedford 177-1

Bedford win East region Group 8

National Twenty20 West region Group 1

Clifton 134?8, Queen Elizabeth?s Hospital 66

Clifton 128?5, Bristol Grammar School 95-7

National Twenty20 West region Group 4

Wellington, Somerset 109?5, Blundell?s 111?3

National Twenty20 West region Group 5

Millfield 248-2 (D Bell-Drummond 106), Plymouth 96-9

Millfield 170-6, Sherborne 81-8

Bryanston 95-7, Millfield 97-2

Sherborne 133-8, Bryanston 104-8

Sherborne 159-7, Plymouth 157-6

Millfield win West region Group 5

National Twenty20 North region Group 2

Barnard Castle 85, *Durham 91-2

National Twenty20 North region Group 3

Silcoates 56-7, QEGS 57-0 (reduced to 10 over match)

QEGS win North region Group 3

National Twenty20 North region Group 4

Woodhouse Grove 187-4, Ashville 135-6

Woodhouse Grove 182-6, GSAL (Leeds) 141-9

Woodhouse Grove win North region Group 4

National Twenty20 North region Group 5

Pocklington 149, St Peter?s 150-8

Pocklington 171-7, Scarborough College 127-9

National Twenty20 North region Groups 3 ? 6 play-offs

St Peter?s, York 107-9, Woodhouse Grove 107-8 (Woodhouse Grove won by losing fewer wickets)

Worksop 172-4, ?QEGS Wakefield 124-8

Woodhouse Grove 103-8, Worksop 104-0

Worksop win North East section B section

National Twenty20 North region Group 7

Queen Elizabeth?s School, Kirkby Lonsdale 91-1, Sedbergh 94-0

Sedbergh 157-5 (20 overs), QEGS Penrith 75

National Twenty20 North region Group 11

Wrekin 159-8, Denstone 160-9

Ellesmere 154-6, Denstone 156-5

*Shrewsbury 179-5, Denstone 136-7

National Twenty20 East region Group 2

King?s, Ely 123-9, Felsted 124-2

Perse 156-7, Leys 158-8

Felsted 141, Perse 129-7

Leys 193-5, King’s, Ely 91

Felsted 151-5 , Leys 134

King’s, Ely 119-7, Perse 121-2

Felsted win East region Group 2

National Twenty20 South region Group 7

Hurstpierpoint 154-5, Worth 155-4

Reigate Grammar School 124-6, Worth 103-9

Reigate Grammar School 128, St John?s, Leatherhead 108

Reigate win South region Group 7

National Twenty20 South region Group 8

Caterham 84?7, Dulwich 86?3

Trinity 137?7, Caterham 115

Trinity 93?8, Dulwich 97?2

Dulwich win South region Group 8

National Twenty20 South region Group 9

Hampton 160-9,Whitgift 154-9

Eltham 83-9 , Hampton 85-2

Reed’s 127-5, Hampton 131-2

Hampton win South region Group 9

National Twenty20 South region Groups 1 -3 first playoff

Oratory 164-5, Abingdon 165?6

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