breakfast and dinner together in the Dining Hall each day and enjoying the chance to be mixed up and make new friends. And then there was the cricket. Despite three losses, College played some good cricket in a very competitive spirit. In the two-day match against Shore, College declared at 215 for 7 (Nick Lidstone making 56) and held Shore to 71 for 4 at the end of the first day. On the second day Tom McClean took three wickets to help keep Shore to 189 all out, giving College a small but useful lead. Our boys then went on the attack with Tom Graham scoring a quick 57, which set Shore 173 to win in 31 overs. In spite of two wickets at the top from Lachie Harper, College was unable to take the sixth wicket and Shore got home with two overs to spare. After a rest day on Day 3, College returned to competition on Day 4 with a one-day match against King’s. College bowled first and
“ I had such a fantastic parent group who supported me every day in every respect to ensure the festival ran seamlessly, and whose hospitality to the visitors was absolutely phenomenal. ” Stephen Dods
kept all apart from three King’s players to single figure scores. But those three proved to be skilful opposition, with the opener top scoring with 98. College also gave away 23 wides and seven no balls. Chasing over 250 was always going to be tough, but with Nick Lidstone and Caleb Manson putting together a stand of 120, it looked within our grasp. Nick top scored with 78, however, and College ended 51 runs short. College next faced Canberra in another two-day game. On the first day Lachie Harper top scored with 65 and College declared at 216 for 9 after 30 overs. At close
of play Canberra were on 95 for 3. The next day started well, Tom McClean and Tom Graham bowling in tandem to restrict Canberra and they declared 20 runs behind, 9 wickets down. Caleb Manson and Toby Beale both batted very well and College was able to declare when it wanted to, setting Canberra 200 to win off about 38 overs. Despite chipping away in the 4th innings, Canberra kept up the pressure and a few dropped chances meant Canberra won by four wickets with eight balls remaining.
Christ’s College Canterbury
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