Lima Inter-Schools Trophy
July 2012: Hiram Bingham claim Lima Inter-Schools Trophy for First Time
On Saturday 7th July, Markham College held the first interschool tournament for 2012, playing host to Cambridge College and Hiram Bingham School.
With record numbers turning out for the event, it was always going to be an action-packed day. President of Cricket Peru, Harry Hildebrand, described it as “a cracking day.” A cracking day it certainly was, as the Peru brains trust installed a format of cricket never seen before, which ensured every team and every player had a great chance to impress the selectors for the upcoming U13 championships in Santiago.
Each and every player performed and it was great to see such strength in Peruvian cricket. All three games were hard-fought encounters, especially the final match between Hiram Bingham and Markham which decided the outright winner.
In a classic final, Markham fell short by only 3 runs, crowning Hiram Bingham as champions, and also proving how close the competition was. Cambridge coach, John Bell, said after the tournament that any team could have won it, and Cambridge would be back even stronger for the next tournament.
The tournament featured players from age 11 up to 16, illustrating the depth of each schools cricket programs.
The final innings at the clubhouse involved pizzas for everyone, to cap off what truly was a great day.
Special mention to all those that turned out to play, the spectators that braved the Lima cold, and the coaches from each school, who have done a great job.
Game 1: Markham College (44 for 1) defeated Cambridge College (38 for 6) by 6 runs.
Game 2: Hiram Bingham (59 for 1) defeated Cambridge College (47 for 2) by 12 runs.
Game 3: Hiram Bingham (43 for 3) defeated Markham College (40 for 4) by 3 runs.
Markham College wins first Inter-Schools Cup in 2010
Markham College, boasting a number of players from the Peru U13 squad, had comfortable wins against Cambridge School and Hiram Bingham School, on Sunday, 21st November, 2010 in order to win the inaugural Lima Inter-Schools Cup.
Pick of the batsmen was S. Chavez, who top-scored with 28 in the final; while the best bowler was E. Arrarte, who picked up 3 wickets for 11 runs over the course of the tournament. Not surprisingly, both are from Markham College.
Hiram Bingham had reached the final courtesy of a hard-fought win over Newton College. J. Lewis, opening the batting, anchored the innings, as they reached 34 for 1 ; they then restricted Newton to 30, with some accurate bowling and sharp fielding.
This mini-tournament was held as part of the Tim Bayly Cricket Festival, with games held in conjunction with the adult Sixes tournament; and all the teams were rewarded with a delicious barbecue served on the boundary.
Congratulations to all involved, for being part of an excellent and historic day, initiating inter-schools cricket in Lima.
Semi-final 1: Hiram Bingham (34 for 1) defeated Newton College (30 for 3) by 4 runs.
Semi-final 2: Markham College (44 for 1) defeated Cambridge School (33 for 3) by 11 runs.
Final: Hiram Bingham (35 for 3) lost to Markham College (36 for 0) by 10 wickets.