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Results: Week 1

Monday 22nd April 2024

1st XI lost to MCC by 56 runs

Tuesday 23rd April 2024

U13C lost to Whitgift School U13D by 4 wickets
U13D beat Whitgift School U13E by 84 runs

Wednesday 24th April 2024

1st XI lost to Dulwich College by 30 runs
2nd XI lost to Emanuel School by 10 wickets

Thursday 25th April 2024

U15A v Rutlish School (Abandoned)

Friday 26th April 2024

U12A lost to Reigate Grammar by 18 runs

Saturday 27th April 2024

1st XI beat Ardingly College by 155 runs
U15A beat Ardingly College by 9 wickets
U15B beat Ardingly College by 9 wickets
U14A lost to Ardingly College by 5 wickets
U14B beat Ardingly College by 100 runs

Team Reports

1st XI: In a rain-affected match, the MCC scored 211 for 4 off 43 overs. In reply, Wilson’s started positively hitting 23 off the first 4 overs but just before the tea interval, Wilson’s lost 2 wickets. After tea, Ansh carried on his good form but unfortunately was out LBW on 98. This was the end of our run chase and he was bowled out for 155.

U13C: Wilson’s batted first and scored 93 for 7 off 20 overs with 54 extras. Wilson’s bowled well and all the team got at least one over. Whitgift won by 3 wickets with 4 overs to spare.

U13D: Whitgift won the toss and put Wilson’s in to bat. Wilson’s batted positively and scored 149 for 4 off 20 overs. In reply, Wilson’s bowled and fielded well and dismissed Whitgift for 60 runs in 13 overs, winning by 89 runs.

1st XI: Wilson’s lost the toss and were asked to field. After early breakthroughs, Dulwich were 50 for 5 but were scoring at over 7 runs per over. Dulwich re-grouped in the lower order and took their total to 156 for 8 off 20 overs. In reply, Wilson’s lost early wickets; it was only Zain who top scored with 38 off 29 balls who showed any resistance but Wilson’s finished on 126, losing by 30 runs.

2nd XI: Wilson’s lost the toss and were put into bat. Naïve batting saw Wilson’s at 18 for 5 off the first 6 overs. A partnership between Ritvik and Charan helped to rebuild the innings. Smart batting pushing quick singles quickly brought up a 50 partnership. The 100 partnership came up in the 17th over which saw Ritvik score 50 runs. At the end of the 20 overs, Wilson’s recovered to 125 for 8. Emanuel’s opening batters took advantage from a poor fielding display and managed to win the game in 13 overs with 7 dropped catches.

The U15A match against Rutlish School was abandoned after Rutlish scored 104 for 9 off their 20 overs. Pick of the bowlers was Neil with 4 overs, 5 for 13.

1st XI: A great performance from Wilson’s v Ardingly. On winning the toss Wilson’s batted first and scored 286 for 5 off 35 overs. Openers Ansh and Ahrujan got us off to a quick start when Ansh was bowled for 22 off 23 balls. Adhrit came in at 3 and smashed 80 off 60 balls before getting caught on the boundary. Ahrujan supported the innings throughout and was rewarded with 100 off 94 balls. In reply, Ardingly struggled to keep up with the run rate due to tidy opening spells from Ashutosh and Diyath. Due to good pressure, wickets fell but when spin was introduced the match was won, mainly from a good spell from Aarush (7 overs, 4 for 31). The match finished slightly early due to rain but Wilson’s won on D/L.

U15A : Wilson’s lost the toss and were asked to field. A solid bowling performance saw Ardingly restricted to 59 all out in 19 overs. Pick of the bowlers was Umair (4 overs, 5 for 26). In reply Wilson’s made light work of the small total and reached the target in the 11th over with Rohan top scoring on 23 not out.

U15B: Wilson’s won the toss and elected to bowl. In wet and windy conditions this led to full tosses and lots of swing. It worked to our favour early with us quickly taking 3 wickets, leaving Ardingly on 11 runs. Yash took 2 of those wickets and Ashan later collected 2 more in one over. Ardingly finished on 96 for 9 after 20 overs. The Wilson’s openers put on a great display opening the bat face and driving through the covers. Ayan scored 24 not out and Navaj scored 34 after an unfortunate run out. Wilson’s coasted to victory with 5 overs left.

U14A: Wilson’s lost the toss, were put in to bat and scored 108 for 5 off 20 overs. It was a difficult day for the Wilson’s batters due to a slow low pitch and a soft outfield. Only Viraaj and Ashvik batted bravely to increase the run rate by taking risky quick singles. Ardingly started well understanding the need to run quick singles which kept them up with the run rate. This resulted in Ardingly chasing down the total with 10 balls to spare. Atharva was the pick of the bowlers (4 overs 2 or 21) bowling a consistent line and length.

U14B: Wilson’s lost the toss and were put in to bat. After losing 2 wickets in the first 3 overs, Parth and Zyaan set about rebuilding the innings. Both boys were retired on 50 and Wilson’s finished on 172 for 2. Ardingly found the conditions difficult from Wilson’s bowling and aggressive fielding. Ardingly finished on 72 for 7 off their 20 overs.

Clockwise from top left: Umair (5 wickets); U15A team; Ahrujan; Parth and Zyaan

Results: Week 2

Monday 29th April 2024

U17A lost to King’s College School by 5 wickets
U15A beat Dunottar School by 35 runs
U15B beat Carshalton Boys by 17 runs

Tuesday 30th April 2024

U13A beat The Cedars School by 17 runs
U13B beat Carshalton Boys by 6 wickets

Wednesday 1st May 2024

1st XI lost to Kings College School by 10 wickets
2nd XI lost to Kings College School by 9 wickets

Team Reports

U17A: Wilson’s lost the toss and were put into bat on a slow damp wicket. After losing Adhrit early, the innings was built around Ansh (70) scoring heavily and deep into the innings. Wilson’s ended on 142 off 25 overs. In reply, KCS batted well but were aided by at least one bad ball an over. Some excellent catches kept Wilson’s in the game but this was not enough and KCS won by 5 wickets with an over to spare.

U15A: Wilson’s lost the toss and were put into bat and scored 111 for 8 off their 20 overs. Solid batting from Rayyan (32 off 34 balls) and Ved (22 off 28 balls) got Wilson’s to a competitive total. Some excellent fielding combined with controlled and contained bowling from Dixit (1 for 6 off 4 overs), Umair (2 for 6 off 4 overs) and Ieuan (3 for 3 off 1 over) restricted Dunottar to 76 for 8 off 20 overs giving Wilson’s the win by 35 runs.

U15B: Wilson’s lost the toss and were put into bat. After a slow start, a quick blast from Ronik (13 off 11 balls) Gautam (32 off 26 balls) got Wilson’s to a total of 115 all out off 20 overs. Carshalton Boys struggled to chase down a good total. Excellent bowling from Yash (4 for 17 off 4 overs) and Ravith (1 for 14 off 4 overs) meant Carshalton Boys finished on 98 for 9 off 20 overs.

U13A:Wilson’s lost the toss and were put into bat on a slow low pitch. A poor batting display saw Wilson’s bowled out for 50 in 14 overs. Only Olly showed any resistance with 15 runs. In reply, the Wilson’s bowled with great discipline. Cedars struggled to keep up with the run rate and were bowled out for 33 in 18 overs.

U13B: Wilson’s lost the toss and were asked to field. Good bowling from Akilan (3 for 11 off 3 overs) and Rochik (3 for 10 off 3 overs) kept the score down to 94 all out in the 20th over. A fine batting performance from Wilson’s passed Carshalton Boys total in the 19th over. Arnav (29 from 33 balls) and Dhruv (26 from 33 balls) put on a 50-run partnership to win the game.

1st XI: Wilson’s lost the toss, were put into bat and were restricted to 94 for 6 off 20 overs. Wilson’s batters found it difficult to post a competitive score due to being too aggressive or too defensive. In reply, KCS made light work of Wilson’s total by winning by 10 wickets in the 11th over.

2nd XI: Wilson’s lost the toss and were put into bat and were bowled out for 95 in the 19th over. Tanuj (25 off 37 balls) and Naman (25 off 38 balls) were the only batters to show any resistance. KCS reached the Wilson’s total off 12 overs with the loss of only one wicket.

Wilson’s vs the MCC

It was an early start for Wilson’s 1XI, who arrived as Sutton Cricket club at 10am. Nevertheless, the MCC game is a privilege for us to play in every year, so there was a definite excitement as the match was about to begin. Our captain, Zain, unfortunately lost the toss, and the MCC decided they wanted to bat first despite the gloomy conditions. After a valiant bowling effort for 25 overs, highlighted by wickets from Ashutosh and Ansh, the inevitable rain shower came.

After about an hour, the skies cleared, and play was finally able to resume. After only another 10 overs of bowling, the MCC decided to declare after putting up a sizeable score of 211 for 4 in 35 overs. Despite the size of the task in front of them, Wilson’s 1 XI came out strong, with opening batsmen Ansh and Adhrit getting us off to a quick start. However, it was only a matter of time before the quality of the MCC bowling attack showed, and a batting collapse soon followed for Wilson’s.

The agonising dismissal of Ansh whilst on 98 signalled the end of our chances and innings, as Wilson’s ended 155 all out, losing by 56 runs. Post-game, Ansh was acknowledged for his impressive performance, both with bat and ball, by being named player of the match and receiving a special award from the MCC, bringing to an end an wonderful and enjoyable day of cricket for all those involved.

Dylan, Year 13

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