Over the course of Easter holidays, the College Cricket Club took 14 pupils to Dubai to take part in the Emirates ARCH U19 Trophy as part of their pre-season preparations. The focus of the trip was very much on development as the squad contained players from the Fourth Form upwards. We played four 40 over matches in the main competition and two T20 games against local club sides. All the games were played at first class facilities and proved to be excellent preparation for all those involved. The standard of opposition was strong and the boys were challenged in all areas of the game. The honours were even in the T20 games and the squad won two and lost two in the main competition.
The boys were fantastic company throughout the trip and were fine ambassadors for College, both on and off the field. My thanks to Mr Mark Briers and Mr Charlie McKegney for their support and expertise during the trip and we hope that that we have brought some of the Dubai weather back to the UK for the coming season!