Lords Victory for Giles
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Former Sixth Form pupil Giles Makinson was part of the winning MCC Schools side in the annual match against the England Schools' Cricket Association at Lord's.
The MCC Schools team consists of schoolboys who have played against MCC during the 2011 cricket season, and whose names have been put forward by MCC Match Managers as good cricketers, in addition to being players who would make good representatives of the Club. Throughout the year the MCC play against 250 schools, meaning Giles was selected from a pool of more than 2, 500 schoolboys. The scores were ESCA 199 all out and MCC Schools 200-3, meaning Giles' team won by 7 wickets. Giles bowled well taking a key wicket and then restricting runs by bowling a good line and length to create more pressure on ESCA's top order batsmen leading to further wickets.
Giles attended Lord's the day before the match and he and the other boys were given a tour of cricket's most famous ground, followed by an opportunity to watch the Persimmon Village Cup Final. They also took part in a net session with the MCC Team Manager and Coach. The match itself was followed by dinner in the Long Room.
Giles left the Sixth Form the summer of 2011 and now attends the Australian Cricket Academy in Perth.