Fathers v Sons XI Cricket

Monday 27th June 

Sons’ won by 25 runs

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This annual cricketing extravaganza was once again a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining game. Probably one of the highest scoring matches that I can remember, the boy’s performances with the bat and the ball was just about worthy of a victory!
Freddie won the toss and decided to bat first and he opened with James Ca. Both boys got their team off to a very steady start and it wasn’t until the 9th over that James (25) lost his wicket. George then continued to score at will, as did the batsmen who came in after him. George scored 27, Harry 17, Lucas 20, James Co & Adam L both got 13, Samuel 39, Adam B 1, Adam A 2 & Lachlan 14. However, Freddie throughout, remained solid at one end and played some fantastic shots, finding gaps in the field with ease and he went on to score an unbeaten 106, arguably one of the finest innings I have witnessed and one of the first centuries I have enjoyed as a coach. As a team they scored an incredible 281 which meant the Fathers’ would have to be on top form to get anywhere near their target.

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Mr Huddleston and I got the Father’s innings up and running and we both managed to score a few runs. Bowling was tight and on another day, a couple of top edges may well have found a fielder; however, we rode our luck! Mr Corcoran once again proved a dab hand at the game and scored an excellent 35. Mr G-F (36), Mr Hardie (35) and Mr Harvey (32) also enjoyed productive spells at the crease and were instrumental in getting the Fathers’ within touching distance of their total. Mr Briggs, Mr de Bolle, Mr Campbell, Mr Wright and Mr Stephen also made significant contributions to the total. It wasn’t until the final over of the game with the Fathers’ requiring 25 to win, that the boys got their final wicket, much to their delight and to the dismay of the Dads.
However, it was  a very enjoyable afternoon and the adoring fans who lined the boundary, were privileged to witness some first class performances, from the Fathers’ in particular.
The evening was concluded with a delicious BBQ so many thanks to chef and his team.
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Mr P.


Mr I Purvis, 30/06/2016