Cricket v Gordonstoun

Two teams from Gordonstoun Junior School made the long journey down to Crieff to take on our 1st XI and Colts teams.  They were also accompanied by a girls’ cricket team – their match report can be found here:

1st XI – They didn’t want a long game and so asked for a Twenty20 match with no extra balls. We batted first and batted very nicely with many key contributions. Sadly the biggest contribution came from our boys running each other out! We had five run outs and a stumping!! This was of course largely down to the quality of our opposition’s wicket keeper. However we posted a very demanding total of 153. With 154 the target, Gordonstoun set about their business with their keeper also proving to be a brilliant opening batsman. It transpires that he is the opening batsman for the U18s and lives and breathes cricket! Therefore it was excellent news when he was run out after excellent fielding from Seb S. Batting first and setting a formidable target proved to be a good thing as the scoreboard pressure told and the batsmen panicked and Gordonstoun ended up falling a few runs short at 114 after their twenty overs. An excellent first victory and hopefully a springboard for the rest of the season. Bring on Strath and we will work on our running between the wickets! (Mr David Knock)

Colts – Gordonstoun Junior School joined us for lunch before a cricket match in glorious conditions. We batted first and gave away some daft wickets. Jack H was the top scorer with 19. The run rate slowed somewhat and our total of 71 for 6 after 20 overs meant we would have to work hard in the field. We got off to an electric start though with intimidating work by Jack and Curtis M in the first few overs, and fast fielding from Gabin L and Raphe P (leading to three runouts). Curtis looked confident behind the stumps and took a one-handed ‘caught behind’. The field fell a bit flat after a few overs and one batsman got the better of us. A very tidy final over from Charlie L prevented them from overtaking our score and he ended up our top wicket taker too! Gordonstoun were 62 for 6 after 20 overs so we won by 9 runs. Some excellent play and a win, but hopefully we are continuing to learn. (Mr John Gore)