The Under 13 Cricket XI had a resounding victory against Bedford Modern School in the first round of the Banbury Cup competition.
Batting first, Loughborough scored a mammoth 252 for 2 in their 25 overs with Dylan Church and Harry Sturmey excelling. Dylan made 101 not out off 70 balls and Harry 84 not out off only 39 balls in their undefeated stand of 169 for the third wicket.
Unfortunately, rain intervened and Bedford Modern’s innings was restricted to 10 overs in which they needed to score 102 runs based on Loughborough’s run rate of 10.1 per over. They were never in the hunt and accumulated only 26 for 1 due to some very tight bowling.
This victory sets up an intriguing clash with local rivals Nottingham High School in the next round – watch this space.