Matthew Jones (14A) and Zac Webster (16A) both scored centuries, while Liam Cudmore fell just short of the same feat (96) in the 3rd X1, in a fantastic trial weekend against Newington College, that saw Scots Cricket take out the 1st X1, the 16/15 & 14 A’s as well as the 14B’s. In addition to this, the 3rd X1 played out a thrilling tie.
In the 1st X1, Scots College dismissed Newington for 150, with Will Eaton taking 4 wickets and Tom Skelly, Oliver Mills and Gavin Ho each taking 2. The 1st X1 were able to hit the winning runs in the final overs with Gavin Ho scoring a very important half-century that guided the team across the line.
Scots were also able to secure victory in the 16, 15 and 14A’s. Players in these victories posted fantastic results:
• Zac Webster 16A’s – 116
• Matthew Jones 14A’s – 100
• Will Simpson 15A’s – 70 n/o
• Will Lawrance 15A’s – 55 n/o
The 14B’s also managed to take secure a win on Saturday. Benjamin Baker was the standout with the bat scoring 33.
The 2nd X1 fell short by only 5 runs when they were dismissed for 217 chasing Newington’s 222. The chase was guided by Angus Simpson (78) and Nick Powys (44). In the 4th X1, Jack Renauf scored an impressive 49.
Overall it was a fantastic weekend for Scots Cricket and one that should put us in good stead for the GPS season proper, beginning next week against Kings.