Cricketers shine after rain decimates early-season fixtures

May 24, 2023

Cricketers at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools are touring West Wales this week as a busy first half of the Summer term draws to a close.
Year 8 boys and girls are travelling down the M4 today (Wednesday 24th May) for a three-day tour and will play matches against Cricket Wales South and West sides in addition to running coaching sessions with local primary schoolchildren.
After a wet start to the term, which decimated the early-season fixtures, the under-17 and under-18 sides have progressed in their respective national cup competitions, while two players have smashed centuries.
The under-17 team advanced to the next round of the Cricket Paper’s national trophy by beating Millfield away with Noah starring with a match-winning knock of 80 not out.
1st XI skipper Henry blasted an unbeaten century from just 38 balls as the under-18 team defeated Old Swinford Hospital in their national cup competition. Henry’s innings was backed up by a clinical bowling and fielding performance.
The under-12A captain, Freddie, cracked a fine century at Dean Close, proving the highlight of the junior block campaign so far. The under-13A and under-13B sides are currently unbeaten with fantastic all-round contributions from the players involved.
Master in Charge of Cricket, Mr Callum Bassett-Jones, said: “We have been very grateful for competitive Saturday blocks against King’s Worcester and Malvern College, while we have enjoyed hosting club sides Newport and Monmouth for junior fixtures. Before the half-term break arrives, our under-15A side will travel to Westonbirt, and the 1st XI entertain the XL Forty Club midweek. After the half-term break, we will welcome our cricketers back to school to resume a fantastic and action-packed Summer term of cricket.”