A summary of some of the headline news that has been coming in over the holidays:
OS Jimmy Taylor (R 2003-2008) represented England’s test XI for the first time during the South African test series in August.
Ruaidhri Smith (Rt 2010-2012) represented Scotland at the U19 Cricket World Cup in Australia and was equal fourth highest wicket taker (with 12 wickets): www.iccu19cricketworldcup.com/stats
Stephen Leach (M 2007-2012) scored a stunning 178 in a 2nd XI match for Worcestershire CC vs Gloucestershire two weeks ago: www.wccc.co.uk/news/2nd-xi-friendly-report-v-gloucestershire.
Joe Leach (M 2004-2009) and David Lloyd (G 2008-2010) made debuts in the County Championships for Worcestershire and Glamorgan respectively.
The Old Salopian cricket team 'The Saracens' won the Cricketer Cup, with a team that included three of last term's 1st XI members -Stephen Leach (M), Henry Lewis (I) and Alasdair Pollock (I). The full report is in the eNewsletter.
Pre-season summer tours
Many pupils enjoyed pre-season tours immediately prior to term, which included a girls' netball and hockey tour to Spain (report to follow), and a boys' football tour to Portugal for the 1st XI and U15 XI squads (report below). Both tours were exceptionally successful with fixtures of a high and competitive quality which we hope will stand all these squads in excellent stead for their respective seasons.
Harry Lonergan (O UVI )and Tommy Marshall (SH 2007-2012) both represented GB at the World Rowing Championships in August, as did OS Patrick Lapage (R 2003-2008). The full report of their successes is in the eNewsletter.