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Cricket Award for Bolton School

Monday, 12 November 2012

Bolton School cricket Captain Callum Kay and Head of Cricket at the School, Andy Compton, were invited to the XL Club Annual Dinner in the Long Room at Lords Cricket ground in London on Friday 19th October to receive the  North West Regional Award for the best performance by a school against the XL Club during the 2012 season.

Callum is pictured receiving the award from guest speaker, Peter Baxter, formerly of Test Match Special, whose speech provided both a humorous and fascinating insight into the legendary radio programme. All enjoyed a lavish dinner at the table hosted by Richard Evans (XL North West) in the company of MC Charles Fry (of the MCC) and the other regional winners.

The XL or Forty Club is a wandering or nomadic Club and does not own its own ground. The aim of the Club since 1936 has been 'to take cricket to the schools' by offering Schools (both state and independent) and Youth XIs fixtures against experienced cricketers who will encourage the young cricketers to play the game to the highest standards of performance and behaviour and in the best spirit of the game. The Forty Club currently plays some 130 fixtures a season against school and youth sides throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

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Callum and Mr Compton with the legendary Peter Baxter

Callum and Mr Compton receive the award for best performance in the North-West against the XL Club from the legendary Peter Baxter