1st XI Plays XL Club
Monday, 30 June 2014
The Bolton School 1st XI met representatives of the Forty Club for a great afternoon of cricket.
Will Davidson scored a stunning century against the experienced bowlers of the Forty Club, and received the Man of the Match award from Peter Syddall, the Forty Club Captain. He played many classy shots in his chanceless innings of 124, and helped the 1st XI reach a total of 218.
Despite the best efforts of the 1st XI, the strong batting line up of the opposition proved decisive and they passed the school's total with overs to spare.
However, this was a great opportunity for the Bolton School team to play against cricketers with years of experience and good technical ability. The Forty Club, or XL Club, is one of the largest wandering cricket clubs in the world; it was originally created for players over 40, but now its members are aged over 35. The aim of the club is to set up Schools and Youth XIs fixtures, with the hope that by pitting their experienced members against young cricketers, they will inspire the highest standards of performance and behaviour in the best spirit of the game.