The Colts cricket team, consisting of 12 boys, Mr Gwyn Williams, and Mr Richard Moore, have undertaken a four-match tour of the north of England. On Monday, they were hosted by York CC and played a coloured clothing T2O match against a strong York District U19 team.
Mr Gwyn Williams commented, "The boys are not used to this format of the game and took their time to get into the match but managed to post a respectable 129-3 off their 20 overs. Although the opening bowlers took two quick wickets, the district team proved strong and reached their total with three wickets down."
On the second day, the team returned to the longer format of the game and played St Peters in a picturesque setting right in the middle of the school. The match was reduced to 30 overs due to rain. College posted 232-3 with Olly Hill (5th, L) scoring 89, with George Wells (5th, S) 68, and Theo Taylor (5th, Xt) 40 supporting him. The boys refused to allow the dark and wet conditions to dampen their spirits and an opening spell of pace attack bowling from James Webb (5th, H) reduced St Peters to 38-3, which they never really recovered from and eventually College ran out winners by 29 runs. Unfortunately, our next match v Pocklington was washed out and the boys now look forward to getting back out on the square for the last match of the trip at Ampleforth College.