Tuesday May 5th 2009

Tuesday May 5th 2009

Review by Douglas Henderson

Once again, there is an absolutely huge number of results below, and we shall have a SEARCH facility up and running soon if you want just to look at the results for a particular school (or anybody/ anything else). This facility will also cover results from the last five years (courtesy of my coverage for The Times), since they will all be available on this website shortly. The same will apply to all the statistics ? all (eligible) pupils from all schools, not just those who make it to the ?Best? lists – from the last four years of Wisden.

However, one of the joys of this very full schools cricket coverage ? far greater than any printed paper could possibly hope to provide, even weekly – is to follow the results of schools up and down the country and maybe to spot the Test stars of the future. They all have to start somewhere.

There was a fine advertisement for both schools cricket in general and the declaration game format in particular at King Edward VII and Queen Mary School, Lytham. The visitors, Cheadle Hulme, were put in and, strongly guided by Jack Langley?s fine 106 not out, they declared at 164 for eight. The cause for KEQMS seemed hopeless when the last over began and they still needed 19 to win. With six down, they naturally went for the win and the captain, Lewis Williams, no doubt buoyed by the adrenalin rush of having just completed his maiden century, personally scored 18 off the final over, with six first ball, two second ball, two fours, a dot ball on the fifth and a two on the sixth to bring the scores level. Who says draws are boring?

Conditions were difficult at St Albans where the home side was put in by Haileybury.They somewhat ground their way to 146 all out in 49 overs. Haileybury found it no easier, losing one of their openers fourth ball, while only one other broke 30 against excellent fielding and steady bowling. Though they finished 61 short, it was a very tight game throughout.

A welcome addition to the new pattern of local Twenty/20 competitions has been the Western Schools version, set up by John Bobby of Clifton. Happily, there are many good cricketing schools in this fairly confined area (helped by excellent motorway connections). Four teams each from Taunton, Bath, Bristol and Gloucestershire produce a round-robin winner from each group (not necessarily on the same day), and thereafter it becomes a knockout. Some group matches appear in the results tables below, as do results for the well-established National Schools Twenty/20.

Harrow, top of Wisden?s outstanding seasons list last year, came unstuck twice in the week and Taunton, fourth, nearly did. Both schools have been very difficult to beat in recent seasons. In a very tense game Harrow scored 192 for 9 in their 50 overs, and Charterhouse got there but with nine wickets down. Wellington had a slightly easier task, overcoming Harrow?s 216 for eight (in 50 overs) with five wickets remaining.

Taunton overcame local rivals Blundell?s but only narrowly and with great tension. The home side Blundell?s had put up a relatively modest 165 for three on their excellent ground and Taunton had to work hard to achieve the total with nine down.

Alex Fisken, Westminster?s leg-spinner, has already taken a five-wicket haul this season, but repeated the event in style last week by taking a hat-trick against Alleyn?s in the last three balls of the innings, with six for 11 in total, to bowl out Alleyn?s for 66, following the home side?s 168.

Results (*denotes the home side)
(corrections may be sent to [email protected])

Reigate 119-6 (20 overs), *Sevenoaks 120-3

*Oundle 220, Oundle Town CC 96

*Stamford 188 (40 overs), Oundle 176-8

Oundle 230-6 (R Osmond 108), *Uppingham 142-8

MCC 236-6 dec, *Oundle 237-8

Mount St Mary?s 99, *Ratcliffe 100-3

St Paul’s 184, *Cranleigh 185-8

*Queen Elizabeth?s, Barnet 106, Aldenham 109-8

Charterhouse 163-8 dec (A Fisken 5-60), *Westminster 110

Butterflies 144, *Westminster 145-3

Lords & Commons 109, *Westminster 113-2

Durham 116-5 (20 overs) *Yarm 106-5

John Lyon 65, *Haberdashers’ Aske’s 66-0

*Tiffin 209-7 dec, Trinity 157 (M Harinath 6-30)

*Tiffin 164-5 dec, St Benedict?s 164-5

*King Edward?s, Birmingham 190-1 (35 overs), Bishop Vesey GS 120 (E Botha 5-10)

MCC 184, *Ratcliffe 162

Uppingham 120-6 (40 overs), *Oakham 88

Caterham 134-5 (30 over), *St George’s, Weybridge 135-7

*Forest 171-7 (40 overs), Enfield GS 108

*Bedford Modern 142, Forty Club 143-2

Stafford GS 115, *Denstone 117-3

King Henry VIII 129, *Denstone 133-6

King?s, Macclesfield 121-9 (35 overs), *Denstone 122-4

*Christ?s Hospital 228-8 (40 overs), Seaford 88

*Giggleswick 62, Sedbergh 64-2

XL Club 158-9 dec, *Taunton 159-5

*Oratory 106, Abingdon 107-5

*Fettes 199-6 (35 overs), Lothian Schools 43-8

*Bancroft’s 258-2 (40 overs)(N Jacob 110 not out) ; Ilford CHS 178

MCC 151-9 dec, *Arnold 154-7

Arnold 171-8 (30 overs), *Kirkham GS 140

*Arnold 70, Bolton 71-3

Eton 293-8 (55 overs) (W Vanderspar 117, R Cox 102), *Radley 186-9

MCC 212-9 dec (E Morrison 5-37), *Eton 213-3 (I Hobson 127 not out)

Wellington (Berks) 111, *Eton 112-2

Beauchamp 106 (P Morrissey 6-14), *Uppingham 107-4

Wellington (Somerset) 113, *Queen’s, Taunton 114-8

Berkhamsted 156 (T Edrich 5-28), *Haberdashers’ Aske’s 157-3

*Uppingham 147, Felsted 150-6

Wellington (Somerset) 170-6 (40 overs), *Exeter 155-6

*Woodhouse Grove 202-9 dec (M Mollinga 5-31), Lancaster RGS 180-9

*Lancaster RGS 235-7 dec (B Barrow 106), Stonyhurst 97-6

Lancaster RGS 173-9 dec, *Manchester GS 96-8

*Prior Park 79, Kingswood 80-3

Kingswood 157, *King Edward?s, Bath 160-4

Harrow 192-9 (50 overs), *Charterhouse 193-9.

Harrow 216-8 (55 overs), *Wellington (Berks) 217-5.

Bancroft’s 272-8 (45 overs); Forest 84

High School of Glasgow 114, *Stewart’s Melville 115-7

*Blundell’s 165-3 (50 overs), Taunton 166-9

*Christ?s Hospital 167-8 (45 overs), Portsmouth GS 169-4

*Worth 201-7 dec. (M Donegan 116 not out), Reed?s 120-6

*Eastbourne 185-8 (50 overs), Brighton 186-4

Kirkham GS 37, *Giggleswick 38-1

St. Paul’s 86, Merchant Taylors’, Northwood 87-3

*Durham 152, Sedbergh 155-3

MCC 189, *Millfield 194-7

Free Foresters 275-5 dec, *Millfield 2nd X1 276-4 (M.Mama 112 not out)

Exeter University 289 (T Wheater 5-54),*Millfield 189

Cheadle Hulme 164-8 dec (J Langley 106 not out), *KEQMS Lytham 164-6 (L Williams 118 not out)

*Sedbergh 277-4 (50 overs) (J Clark 144 not out), Old Sedberghians 137

*Repton 193-9, Wellingborough 97

*St Albans 149, Haileybury 88

*Bristol GS 87, Clifton 88?6

*Sherborne 168 (50 overs), King?s, Taunton 169-3

Western Schools Twenty/20 competition:

  • Blundell?s 138-6 (20 overs), *King?s, Taunton 143-1
  • Taunton 123-7 (20 overs), *King?s, Taunton 127-2
  • *Taunton 192-4, Blundell’s 80-8
  • Filton 98 (20 overs),*Clifton 101?2

No group winner announced yet

XL Club 179-8 dec, *Colston’s 165-9

*Monmouth 265-6 (50 overs)(S Warwick 115), Colston’s 189-9

*Sutton Valence 270-4 (40 overs), XL Club 161-6

Sutton Valence 227-3 (35 overs) *Caterham 157

*Perse 216, Chigwell 192-8 (D Majid 102 not out)

*Shrewsbury 175-7 (50 overs), Oundle 143

First round National 20/20 at KES, Birmingham.

  • *KES, Birmingham 112, Oundle 113 -4
  • Trent 75-7, Oundle 75-7 (Tie but Trent win on fewer extras 11-8)
  • Matthew Boulton College 164-7, Oundle 165-6
  • Matthew Boulton 96, Trent 97-4
  • Trent 122-5, KES 126-4

Oundle won group on net run rate

Lord Wandsworth 177, *Dauntseys 154

*Westminster 168, Alleyn’s 66 (A Fisken 6-11)

Woodhouse Grove 283-5 dec,*Silcoates 88

St John?s, Leatherhead 184-9 (40 overs)(A. Stanley 5-42), *St George’s, Weybridge 185-8

Sussex Martlets 145, *St George’s, Weybridge 146-1

*University College School 94, Mill Hill 95-2

St Lawrence 43, Dover 45-1

*Dr Challoner’s GS 191-4 (40 overs), RGS Wycombe 162

*Brentwood 245-7 dec, Dr Challoner’s GS 197-9 (R Hassan 6-41)

Sutton Valence 227-3 (40 overs), *Caterham 158

Charterhouse 131 (A Patel 5-15), *Tonbridge 132-8

*Dean Close 153 (40 overs), Hereford Cathedral 156-6 (Chesterton Cup)

Dean Close 242-2 (40 overs)(L Brignull 116 not out), *Kingswood 144

*Perse 216, Chigwell 192-8

*RGS Worcester 218-4 (50 overs), KES Birmingham 178-9

*Hampton 202 (50 overs)(I Prowse104), RGS Guildford 72 (Z Ansari 5-28)

Stamford 78, *Bedford Modern 81-3

Haileybury Hermits 173 (35 overs), *Haileybury 174-1

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