Yorkshire Cricket College Triumph in Inaugural Match!
Following the match abandonment against St.Peter’s last week due to wet weather conditions, the Yorkshire Cricket College played their inaugural match away yesterday against Woodhouse Grove School and took home their first victory, winning by 72 runs!
After a wash out last week, the Yorkshire Cricket College’s (YCC) inaugural match was played under sunny skies at Woodhouse Grove school, Bradford.
After winning the toss, YCC captain for the day, James Rogers put his side into bat. Boeta and Harry strode confidentially to the crease. After months of indoor training, this was a chance to put their skills to the test in match conditions.
Both batsmen started in confident fashion, scoring boundaries as they got their team off to a flying start. Harry, however played one shot too many and was bowled by Kazanowski for 14. Boeta, ably supported by Josh W continued to score at will, punishing anything short and wide.
When Josh W (28) fell, the two had built a partnership of 84, the best of the day across both innings. There were useful contributions from Harrison (23) and captain James who smashed a quick fire 29 from just 15 deliveries. Boeta was finally dismissed for a superb 79 becoming the first YCC student to score a half century. At the end of the innings, YCC had set Woodhouse Grove a tough target of 209 from their 40 overs.
Josh M and Oli opened the bowling, however Newman and Fairbank got Woodhouse off to a solid start, taking the score to 39 without loss from 10 overs. Josh M suffered a toe injury that forced him to withdraw from the attack.
After a miserly opening spell from Oli, Jonny and Matt came into the attack; wickets started to tumble. Jonny snicked Fairbank off to open his account for the season. Matt joined the party in emphatic style with a double wicket maiden as Woodhouse slumped to 54 for 4.
A defiant 6th wicket partnership of 42 from Tenant and Stephenson helped Woodhouse into triple figures, however the golden arm of Cameron broke the home teams spirit and the innings was wrapped up with a wicket for Will P and a double strike from Oli giving the YCC a winning margin of 73 runs.
A fantastic opening result for the YCC with contributions across the team. There will undoubtably be tougher tests ahead, however there is plenty to look forward to ahead of next week’s fixture at St Peter’s, York.
“The game overall was a huge success, with the passion and attitude of the players on the pitch, and the respect we gave on and off the field to those around us and the school in general. A win was a good way to start the season for the college, and sets us up well for the upcoming games, in which we can carry the confidence from this game into next week”. – James Rogers, Captain of the Match
“I’m delighted that the Yorkshire Cricket College squad have won their first game. This was a historic day for the college as the first ever match and the team have done us proud. They have been training hard since they started the college in September and this hard work has also been mirrored in their studies. We’re all looking forward to what the rest of the season will bring.” – Nick Robinson, Education & Participation Manager, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation
The college are now preparing themselves for their next match on Wednesday 23rd May against St.Peters away.
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