An early visit to historic Cambridge before heading down to London for our last games. Hampton School proved a strong opposition. Highlights included: C Morris 61no, C Climo 38, R Darburger 1/20, N Bell 37, P O'Neill 33, L Arandt 3 /50, J Batchelor 2 / 41.
another lovely summers day greeted us as we travelled to Lincolnshire for our next games. Scores were 179 - 3/199 & 111 - 5/115. Highlights included T Gordon 2/22, O Leonard 2/11, D Cummins 77, J Batchelor 32, J Wylie 30, J Doolan 28.
Today we ventured into Liverpool. We gathered beside the Mersey River listening to the Beatles and Jerry and the Pacemakers before driving past Goodison Park - home of Everton and Anfield - home of Liverpool. We played at two separate venues today. The seniors enjoying a win and the juniors beaten in a close game once again. Highlights included; R Darburger 53, M Cranfield 1/6, A Lean 59, T Hegarty 35, L Griffith 25, P O'Neill 4/13, J Bstchelir 3/23
another beautiful summers day. We travelled north to historic Warwick Castle, infamous home of such people and events as Richard III, civil war, Tudor England. Highlights included the bird of prey exhibition of eagles, vultures and buzzards. Later we travelled through other historic villages until we arrived at our hotel. Scores from the junior game yesterday: the last ball thriller, wanderers 2/165 - Cheltenham 6/168. F Peel 50, L Smith 50no, J Batchelir 43no, Z Khan 2/28.
Touring again, the party headed into Worcester to visit the Duncan Fernley company. This tradutional hand made bat company has been crafting bats for generations and it was educational to watch the craftsman in action. Many players took the opportunity to purchase a hand made bat crafted to their individual needs and at discounted prices. Later we traveled back to Cheltenham C C for a twilight T20 game on a pretty local pitch. Seniors won 9/183-5/162 whikst the juniors were pipped with the last bal of the day in a thrilling game. Highlights included: B Horner 48, N Bell 47, C Morris 3/13.
great summer day today. Excellent cricket on pretty village pitches. Everyone having a good time. Games against Newent and Crypt schools produced high quality games. Highlights included: P O'Neill 113, N Bell 76, partnership of 193 for 4th wicket, B Watkins 3/26, C Climo 96no, J Batchelor 39, O Leonard 33 & 2/22, T Steele 4/3, L Smith 2/32.
Today we returned to the turf to pkay Cheltenham College and Bournside School. A sunny day greeted both teams eho looked fantastic in the gold playing strip. Inthe junir gane Wanderers let slip a handy position to go fown narrowly 6/179 - 177. The seniors won in fune fashion on the msgnificient college ground 277 - 149. Highlights included: D Cummins 53 & 3/31, C Morris 52, T Hegarty 33 & 2/21, P O'Neill 2/21, L O'Neill 59, J Wylie 46, O Leonard 3/44.
our touring party had a tour of the famous and traditional Coltswold area of west England. Beautiful tiny village from the 1500s dooted across the hills and valleys and brought to life thanks to our guide Mike Edwards. Tonight the boys are at Cheltenham School.
Today we left London and headed west into Oxfordshire. A lunchtime walk through beautiful Oxford before heading to Cokethorpe School for our games. Two excellent games of cricket producing excitement and great sportsmsnship were played surrounded by a lovely country scene. Scores were Cokethorpe 7/224 - wanderers 8/220 and Burford 3/142 - wanderers 9/139. Standout contributions included Finn Peel 46, Jake Wylie 26, Thomas Steele 1/3, Nick Bell 57, Dan Cummins 39, Billy Watkins 3/42.
after a good nights sleep we headed to Lords for a tour of the famous ground before a training run at their academy. Later we played London Schools rep teams. Our snr team played an entertsining game narrowly going down 155 to 8/136. Our jnr team played a really hot host team going down 1/63 to 60. Stsnd out performances included Tyson 6/25 ( bettering K Benjamin best figures6/26) and Luke Arandt 44 runs.
Yesterday we spent tome experiencing London. We visited big ben, Buckinham Palace, 10 Downing St and Trafalgar Square, Picadilly and the tower. An early night and a good sleep awaited us at our hotel
This morning we have had a great net session at lords and tour. We are all well and had a great day in London yesterday.
Hi back home. Landed safely in London and heading into tour sites. More later
Hi all . Everyone is checked in across Australia and ready to go. Here are some of the Sydney boys ready to depart . See you in London !
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