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1st Boys XI Cricket v MCC

29 Apr 22

This week saw the School’s 1st boys XI cricket match against MCC on Tuesday in School, an annual fixture something much anticipated and looked forward to.  You can read more about the match and the players who took part in Mr Simpson’s report. 

In the annual fixture vs the MCC, the MCC batted first and scored 201 for 4 from 47 overs.   

The MCC started fast, scoring rapidly from the onset and looking to chalk up a huge score on the main square, however some excellent fielding and solid re-adjustment by the bowling attack saw the opponents scoring rate slow down.  With notable contributions from Year 13’s Jack taking two wickets, Year 13’s Tom bowling 14 overs for just 52 runs and also taking a wicket and Year 13’s Kit bowling seven overs for just 19 runs, the match was fiercely fought by Woodbridge. 

It’s fair to say that the MCC side were limited.  In return, Woodbridge lost a wicket on the first ball of the reply, but Tom (Y13) and  Joe (Y10) worked hard to put on 45 for the second wicket of the day.  

With Tom batting well, the total was inching closer, however with the 1st XI on 78 we lost four wickets, including the wicket of Tom (Y13) for 49 runs.  The loss of quick wickets put a damper on the chase and the rest of the team never really got set to chase the total.  The 1st XI were all out for 109.  

A valiant effort with lots of lessons learnt for the future.   

The MCC give out a Spirit of Cricket Award for cricketers who show exemplary spirit, or for a cricketer who performs to a high standard.  This year the MCC handed out two caps;  the first for Tom for his 49 and the second for Jack, for his two wickets. 

But well done to everyone who took part including: 

Thomas Y13 – Captain 
James Y11 
Joe Y10 
Fazil Y11 
Kit Year Y13 
Oscar Y10 
Edward Y12 
Henry Y12 
Barnaby Y13 (W)
Jack Y13 
Archie Y12 
Henry (sub) Y10 
Barney (sub) Y7 
Samuel (sub) Y8  

Ian Simpson 

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