UK CRICKET TOUR - Shrewsbury & Stowe - St Andrew's College

UK CRICKET TOUR – Shrewsbury & Stowe

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UK CRICKET TOUR – Shrewsbury & Stowe

The St Andrew’s College 1st XI ended off their tour participating in the Silk Trophy, hosted by Stowe School in the county of Buckingham. We were treated again to two magnificent grounds to play on as we went into the festival playing against Shrewsbury, Stowe and Eton.
On Day 1, against Shrewsbury, College did not perform well with the bat. Several players got starts, but some soft dismissals meant that we were eventually bowled out for 167. Murray Wilson was the highest scorer with 40.
College was never able to put together a good partnership with the ball and Shrewsbury chased down the total with 5 wickets in hand.
On Day 2 College came up against the hosts, Stowe School. Again choosing to bat, the College batsmen got starts but then lost wickets in clusters, which meant that the lower order was required to see the team to a competitive total. This was done through a wonderful 8th-wicket partnership between Alastair de Kock and Laurie Apps. Apps went on to make a very composed and mature 61 which gave the College bowlers something competitive to bowl at.
An early wicket again by Joe Wostenholm got the team off to a good start but Pickard, the Stowe number 4 batsman never allowed the bowlers to settle. Too many boundaries were conceded in the middle overs and missed fielding opportunities meant that Stowe School eventually won the game by 4 wickets in the 47th over.
Unfortunately, today, no play was possible against Eton College due to the rain coming back, after what has been a good 15 days of weather for the St Andrew’s College touring side.
Many thanks to Stowe School for the wonderful opportunity to attend the Silk Trophy. The hospitality was fantastic and much appreciated by the players and the parents!
Mr Scott Jackson