Inter-School Cricket Match at Cambridge College
Posted on: January 19th, 2013
A report on the inter-school cricket match at Cambridge College on 24th Nov, 2012, by John Bell:
‘On a bright, sunny Saturday morning two U15 teams (although most were under 13) enjoyed the fine weather and the Cambridge pitch. The teams were supported by parents and friends sitting around the boundary reminding me of many pleasant games watching and participating on village greens and larger venues in other parts of the civilised world.
The day started with a presentation, to Cambridge College, of a new scoreboard by Cricket Peru, represented by Secretary, Miles Buesst; it was graciously received by Mr Don Jones, the school’s headmaster.
Cambridge bowling and fielding was inspired by this excellent start and there followed a collapse in the MHBNC team being all out for 23 runs. No wicket was given away easily, but the fielding resulted in a few close calls for the batsmen; and the bowling, swinging and seaming the ball off the pitch, resulted in 8 clean bowled; Silvio with two, Diego and Christian with 3 a piece!
Mariano, Billy Halsted, Paul and Jade Rodriquez bowled well, but the score was insufficient to trouble the Cambridge team who reached the total for the loss of only three wickets.
The T20 game finishing a little earlier than expected, so the teams mixed together for an exciting and hotly contested game of “Tip & Run”. Everybody, except the wicket keepers, bowled and the 1st team scored 49 runs, which the 2nd team only reached in the last over.
Once again the fielding was good, as was most of the bowling. Jacob and Christian were the most successful batsmen.
What impressed me as much as anything was the excellent team spirit and the fairness of all players. It is good to see new batsmen clapped onto the pitch and good shots applauded; something encouraged by John Bell, the Cambridge coach (and umpire for the day) and the Cricket Peru coaches Nick Barsby and Garth Lawrence.
The games over, the teams again mixed together to enjoy the Latin American traditional fair of … pizza!
Thanks should be recorded to the parents who gave great support. The sun kept shining throughout and everyone had a great time.’