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Cricket Matches, Old and New

7 Jul 22

Cricket has continued in and out of School, for students as well as our OWs when they met for a match against our current 1st XI team.  We’ve reports on this as well as other matches from our 1st XI and Junior 2 Girls teams, and news of a previous student’s success at Lords. 

Woodbridge 1st XI vs. OWs – Match Report from Mr Simpson 

What a day, and what a great way for 35 OWs and the current 1st XI to mingle, catch up and make memories. 

The inaugural T10 OW competition was a massive success with 35 OWs participating in 3 teams, in a round robin tournament with the school 1st XI.  

The cricket was outstanding, with some excellent scores being posted on the board, however this was only a by-product of former students catching up with each other, sharing memories and having a great day of cricket back at the School they loved.  

In the end the Wolverines (2000’s leavers) defeated the Snakes (10’s leavers) in the final game to win the competition. However the whole day was a massive success and I would like to thank all OWs and the school 1st XI for making it such a great occasion. 

Woodbridge 1st XI vs XL Club – Match Report from Mr Simpson 

On Monday a very young and largely inexperienced 1st XI team played against the well established XL Club, featuring several ex minor county players.  

 The school bowled first and did an excellent job in restricting the XL team to 260 from 48 overs, special mention must go to Year 10 students Oscar and Amelie who not only bowled excellently, but a consistent line and length to ensure that the scoring rate was kept low; Oscar especially going for just 32 runs off his 12 overs.  Rowan keeping wicket on his debut must be congratulated for keeping for 48 overs, especially as he is in Year 8 and more accustomed to 20 over cricket.  

In reply, the School were moving at a good pace, with Tom scoring a solid 60 before being caught out on the last ball before tea to a rather rash shot!  Henry then stepped into his shoes with some excellent mature batting; 25 overs and scoring 70 not out.  With a little help from his team mates and none more so than Year 8′ Sam, who batted for the last 8 overs, ensured that the team reached 205 for 8 at the end of play, resulting in a well deserved draw.  

An excellent game of cricket and one that the XL team noted was one of the best opposition batting displays they had played against all year. 

Woodbridge Junior 2 Girls vs RHS – Match Report from Mrs Rix 

The Junior 2 Girls Cricket team finished the season on a high, with a near perfect performance against RHS.   

Fielding first, Woodbridge put everything they have learned into action.  Bowling straight, backing each other up well in the field, encouraging good play, walking in, key field changes by co-captains Annie and Amelia, and team celebrations for every wicket.  Three run outs, assisted respectively by Issy, Amelia, Felicity and wicket keeper Emma, kept RHS on the back foot.  

Woodbridge took just about all their catching opportunities, including excellent caught and bowled wickets by Felicity and Rosie.  Rosa, Honor, Amelia and Romily (2) also all took wickets to compliment very economical bowling figures from the whole team, restricting RHS to 79 from their 20 overs. 

Chasing the target, Woodbridge impressed with managing the required run rate and making sure they catch up to it after getting behind in the first few overs and getting ahead to make the run chase look simple in the end.  Woodbridge achieved the winning target in the 14th over but continued to bat to use their full complement of overs and gain experience.  Six of our batters were retired, with no one getting out – in part, due to the number of dropped catches in the field, but you make your own luck!   

Issy H was again the team’s top scorer with 28 runs not out.  Romilly and Honor both played quick fire innings with few dot balls bowled to them, Honor scoring four boundaries in her knock. 

Well done to this team of motivated players, who were eager to learn, improve and put their learning into practice.  Great to finish the season on such a good team performance. 

Sophie Harper (OW) at Lords representing Cambridge 

Building on from her participation in the OW T10 tournament Sophie went off to Lords to represent Cambridge in the Women’s Varsity Match.  Unfortunately Cambridge lost, but Well done to Sophie on her Cambridge Blue

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