Saturday, 19 June 2021

Oratory have the edge in derby encounters

SHIPLAKE College suffered a mixed bag of results in their matches played out last week.

SHIPLAKE College suffered a mixed bag of results in their matches played out last week.

Against THE ORATORY on Saturday, SHIPLAKE COLLEGE narrowly lost out by four runs.

Good displays of bowling from both openers helped Shiplake bowl The Oratory out for 89.

In reply, the visitors came hard at the Shiplake batsmen as wickets fell at regular intervals as the home side were dismissed for 85.

SHIPLAKE COLLEGE U15A side eased to a comfortable 10-wicket win against their LVS ASCOT U15A counterparts.

Shiplake lost the toss and were asked to bowl first against the LVS Ascot side.

Oliver Dorrell was at his best taking three wickets in his three overs for just nine runs. Again he was supported by James Roxburgh-Smith who bowled a good line and length to trouble the LVS batsmen.

Wickets continued to tumble as Ingram (5-3) and Theodorou (14-3) both took three each. Max Haynes took the last wicket as LVS were bowled out for 33.

Ben Atkin and Josh Howard opened for Shiplake, both playing some good shots. Shiplake took just six overs to chase the total without the loss of any wickets as Howard finished on 13 not out and Atkin on 18 not out.

SHIPLAKE COLLEGE U15A side lost out in a Twenty20 game against THE ORATORY U15A side.

Oratory won the toss and put Shiplake into bat. Despite losing the early wicket of Ben Atkin Shiplake began to settle and got used to the pace coming on to the bat.

Josh Howard clipped two boundaries through the leg side while Tomas Gorringe (33) stood up bravely to the pace bowlers. Howard was dismissed to an impressive catch before Lucas Brooks went to a good slip catch.

This brought captain Callum Theodorou to the crease who batted well, taking singles and making sure the score board ticked along. Rees, and then Roxburgh Smith joined him before he was dismissed leaving Harry Ingram to face a few last deliveries as Shiplake reached 92 runs.

In reply it looked as if it wasn’t to be Shiplake’s day as they dropped four catches. However, Theodorou and his off spin grabbed a wicket while Ingram grabbed a second. Oratory eventually reached their total with 16 balls to spare.

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