On the Boundary Rope of Upper One: Teddies pre-season cricket

As the Summer Term sports calendar gears up for a full schedule of fixtures this weekend, Richard Howitt, Master in Charge of Cricket, assesses a productive and promising pre-season training:

“It has been a very positive pre-season that has seen some highly entertaining cricket played. 1st XI highlights include beating Oxfordshire by 88 runs and MCS by 98 runs.

Individual highlights have come through Ben Charlesworth; who scored 97 against Gloucestershire, 69 against MCS and 60 against Oxfordshire. Harrison Ward has made a very good all-round contribution including scoring 84 vs. Gloucestershire and 48 against MCS and taking 2 wickets each against MCS and Oxford University.

Other positive performances have come from 2017 captain Brandon Allen 76 vs. MCS, William Deasy 67 vs. Oxfordshire, Tom Powell 4/55 and 60* vs. Malvern and Jamie Curtis 3/46 vs. Malvern and 3/23 vs. Oxford University.

In other teams,  the Yearlings got a positive victory yesterday by 30 runs against MCS – Josh Thomas top scoring with 44 and Gus MacLeod getting among the wickets with 2/27.”

The full cricket schedule gets underway on Saturday 22nd April with the fixtures against Rugby School, with an SES XI also facing Cryptics on Sunday 23rd.

Photographs courtesy of Simon Hipwell.

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