Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Mixed fortunes for Oratory pupils

STUDENTS from The Oratory School have just completed the last of their two winter cricket tours.

STUDENTS from The Oratory School have just completed the last of their two winter cricket tours.

The first tour was for the first team squad to Barbados while the U15s visited Durban in South Africa as both sides got in match practice ahead of the forthcoming season.

On the biannual tour of Barbados the Oratory played seven games in which they won three and lost four.

Three of the matches played were under lights with the games finishing around midnight. The students had two training sessions with one being at Windward CC, where England train when they are in the Caribbean. The pupils also watched three Twenty20 matches at the 3Ws Oval, based at the University of West Indies, as well as competing in endless amounts of organised beach cricket. The team were led by Cameron Jacobsen while there were notable performances from Ed Howlett with the bat, Cameron with the ball and Conor Anderson with his bowling and fielding displays.

At the start of last month’s half term break, 14 U15 Oratory pupils visited the sub-tropical climes of Durban where they played three fixtures and took part in a series of training sessions.

Along with the humid conditions and soaring temperatures, the Oratory players were outclassed at the three schools they competed against, namely, Durban High School, Glenwood and Westville. Despite losing all their matches, there were some good individual performances put in by several players.



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