1st XI Face OS Cricketers on President's Fun Day
Record temperatures and a huge turn out made for a thoroughly fabulous OS President's Family Fun Day on Sunday 1st July. The sun was shining, the Pimms and ice cream was cold, hog roast was delicious, smiles were huge on the bouncy castles and the classic and sports car display was stunning.
The 20/20 cricket match was an outstanding display of talent and we congratulate the College on their victory scoring 141/4 against the OS 140, with the College winning by 6 wickets. Thank you to all the cricketers that braved the sweltering conditions to proudly represent the College and Old Stortfordians. The match report is as follows:
Won by 6 wickets
OS 140 for 9 in 20 overs (James W 3 for 24, John T 3 for 19, Joe R 2 for 13)
BSC 141 for 4 in 14.5 overs (Joe H 82 not out).
On what is always a very special day, a great game was had by all. Our bowlers set the game up with some excellent control and execution of their skills: James W and John T were superb, both taking 3 wickets while making the OS batsmen work hard for their runs. Joe R and Josh P were brilliant in the middle overs, bowling with great discipline in conceding only 30 runs from their combined 8 overs and this was crucial in restricting the OS to a competitive but ‘chaseable’ total.
Our batting got off to a shaky start as we lost 2 early wickets to some fine bowling from the OS opening bowlers. Tom S came out to join Joe H and we began to gain some control in our innings; Tom batted sensibly while Joe was at his destructive best with some fierce striking and harsh treatment of the highly impressive and well respected OS bowlers. Joe finished 82 not out from only 43 balls, a truly sensational match winning innings and a wonderful display of batting for the crowd to witness. Jared B helped Joe finish the match with 12 from 8 balls to secure a great win against a strong OS side. Very well played to all involved.
Mr Hughes, Cricket Coach
A special mention goes to:
- College Man of the Match: Joe H
- OS Man of the Match: Max Burrows (SH, 14-16)
- OS Captain: Will Moore (GH & RPH, 01-14)
- OS Team Manager: Paul Bashford (GH & MJH & SH, 77-86)
- Head Groundsman: Nigel Witherden
- Umpires: Mr Drury & Mr Hughes
- Winner of the Car Owners Champagne Draw: Eian Nelson
- OS President: Kate Coysten (YH, 91-93)
A huge thank you to all the members of the College community that joined us and helped to make it such a memorable day, it was wonderful to see all the branches of the College family tree socialising together in the sunshine.
An extra special OS President’s Family Fun Day in 2019 will bring our year of 150th Anniversary celebrations to a close. Please save the date of 30th June 2019 and join us for even more fun in the sun!
Jennifer Law – Alumni Relations Officer