It is supposed to be cricket weather by the middle of May, but alas for the second, or is it the third or fourth, year running the weather has not been kind. Indeed, when the Under 14 XI took on Leicester Grammar School in the County Cup Competition the skies were threatening, a strong wind swept across the First XI Field and it was cold – very cold!
Clearly, the boys didn’t relish the idea of a long drawn-out match and a fine collective bowling performance, plus some excellent work in the field, restricted the visitors to 51 for 8 in their 20 overs. Particular mention must be made of Tom Hall’s remarkable figures of 3 wickets for 1 run in his four overs and two excellent catches by Charlie Royle. The target was soon achieved for the loss of only 1 wicket in 8.1 overs, with Dilan Vithlani scoring an undefeated 26 and Ravi Nathwani contributing a not out 20.
A very promising start to the competition and we now await our next opponents: the match should be played next week.