Cricket: Summer Update

AJ Woodland, captain of cricket in 2016, played for Buckinghamshire 1st XI over the summer and scored 61 and took 3 wickets in the drawn match against Suffolk. AJ was also recently selected for the MCC schools XI to play England schools XI at Lords — a fabulous achievement and the most recent Teddies player to take part in this fixture since Miles Hammond in 2014. Good news continues for AJ as he has just been named as Wisden’s top schoolboy run scorer in the country for 2016 with 1207 runs. His 204* v Abingdon School in June also placed him at the top of Wisden’s highest score chart.

Jamie Curtis made his 2nd XI debut for Gloucestershire taking 4/95 versus Hampshire and also, following in his father’s footsteps, made his Oxfordshire 1st XI debut against Wales. Jamie was another 1st XI player to feature prominently in the Wisden averages being the 2nd highest wicket taker in the country in 2016 with 46 victims.

Ben Charlesworth also made headlines, playing for Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Oxfordshire 1st XI and was also selected for the south and west of England U15 side at the Bunbury festival. His successful performances at Bunbury earnt him a call up to the annual 3 day North vs South of England fixture. Ben scored 62 and 27 for the South against the North at Loughborough University last weekend.

Harrison Ward was another of the Teddies 1st XI to play for Oxfordshire over the summer. He also made his Sussex 2nd XI debut and was selected for the South of England region in the Super 4s tournament. Brandon Allen kept wicket for Gloucestershire 2nd XI all summer and top scored with 68 in his match versus Scotland.

Due to a back injury, Rory Hipwell did not play any cricket over the summer break but did get one fantastic piece of news. Rory was named in David English’s best ever Bunbury cricket XI. An outstanding achievement — find out more below:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2016/07/14/the-secret-of-english-crickets-success-bunburys/

Captain of cricket in 2015, Calvin Dickinson, had an outstanding season playing for Oxford University MCCU, the Combined MCC Universities side and for Essex 2nd XI. He scored a scintillating 185 against Warwickshire 2nd XI and is currently the top run scorer in the country in 2nd XI cricket. As a consequence, Essex have offered him a deal to represent them in 2017. Finally, another OSE who continues to flourish in the cricketing arena is Joe Barrett who scored 2 centuries for Nottinghamshire over the summer.

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