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'Magic Monday' For U11 Cricket Team

Monday, 30 June 2008

Bolton School Boys' Division Junior Department's Under 11 cricket team finished their season in spectacular style with a "magic Monday" in Stockport.

In the morning they faced King's Macclesfield in the final of the AJIS Cup. Having lost to them earlier in the season with an under strength team, the full strength side proved a different quantity.

A tight opening spell from Will Dowie restricted the King's openers and then Matthew Parkinson removed both of them with his wily spin bowling. Joe Topping chipped in with a couple of wickets and Henry Smith bamboozled their tail with his spin to finish with the outstanding figures of 4 wickets for 9 runs. Sam Hart made four stumpings!

King's total of 68 looked beatable on a ground with short boundaries. This proved to be the case once Matthew Parkinson got into his stride. He had an early let-off but then despatched the bad balls, hitting six fours and two sixes, the second one to win the game with still nearly six of the twenty overs remaining.

Seven of the team then stayed on at Stockport Grammar to represent the School in the annual six-a-side tournament there. In the group stages, Bolton School defeated Cheadle Hulme and Stockport's 'B' team. As group winners the team went into the semi-finals where it met a strong Altrincham Prep team. Victory saw Bolton School through to the final where the team overcame QEGS Blackburn by 18 runs.

Bolton 58 for 3; QEGS 40 for 3.

Two trophies in one day! Well done boys.

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The AJIS Cricket Cup Winners 2008

The AJIS Cricket Cup Winners 2008