Junior Boys are North-West AJIS Cricket Champions
Tuesday, 05 July 2011
The below match report has been written by Year 6 pupil, George Morgan, the U11 cricket captain.
This year, the Bolton School under 11 cricket team won the Association for Junior Independent Schools' Cup for the first time since 2008. The day of the final was the end of a very hectic few days of matches, with the semi final only three days before - a hard fought victory away at Kings School, Chester.
The final was held at the home ground of our opponents, Newcastle under Lyme School which meant our longest coach drive of the season of 75 minutes. We won the toss and chose to field first. Andrew Mattison opened the bowling and had an immediate impact, taking six wickets in his opening four overs, including a great reflex catch from James Larkin at short on. Newcastle reached 63 all out in 14 overs.
In response, we made a solid start with Daniel Southworth and Benjamin Sykes and we quickly racked up the runs. I was very pleased to share a fourth wicket partnership of nearly 50 with Daniel and we reached our target of 64 with nine overs and seven wickets remaining. We celebrated on the long journey back to Bolton! On behalf of all the team, I would like to thank our excellent coach Mr Duxbury for his hard work organising our fixtures this summer.