Over the Easter holidays, the School's cricket squad travelled to Spain to participate in the inaugural The Cricketer Schools 100 tournament, which mirrored The Hundred professional game in its rules. The competition was played on an international size grass pitch constructed to ECB standards and specifications at Desert Springs Resort, Andalucía.
We played all three of the other teams in the tournament, giving opportunities for everyone in the squad to practice their match play. We beat both Scarborough College and Radley College, losing only to overall winners Canterbury Academy.
Our team ethic was great and the boys bonded well, especially when it rained for two days. On top of our two games, we trained in between, with the boys taking ideas on, practising and implementing them, so overall it was a very worthwhile exercise.
With the summer term barely a week old, Winchester's first cricket team already have a number of match successes under their belts, following their pre-season training in Spain. There have been some impressive individual performances, but each member of the 20-strong squad has played his part.
Meeting Portsmouth Grammar School on Saturday, the 1st XI took a win by 183 runs, scoring 274-6 from their 50 overs. Batsmen Chris Batten (VI Book 2, Furley's) made 72, Fletcher Rhodes (VI Book 2, Hawkins') 43, Seb Morgan (MP, Kenny's) 35* and George Gardiner (VI Book 2, Kenny's) 29*. We bowled PGS out for 87, with Callum Whillock (VI Book 2, Hawkins') taking six wickets, after a strong opening spell from both Seb Morgan and Alex Claisse (V Book, Toye's).
The previous weekend the team beat a Hampshire County U16 side by 27 runs on the Saturday, having tied with Hampshire Cricket College in a T20 game on Friday, beat the Free Foresters by five wickets on Sunday, and then beat Hampshire Cricket College again by six wickets in a 50-over match on Tuesday.
We look forward to seeing what lies in store for the rest of the season.
22nd January 2021
Despite a challenging 2020, progress on Winchester College's new state-of-the-art Sports Centre continues, as the school and local community look ahead to the opening in 2022.
10th May 2022
An excited audience of over 300 gathered in Flint Court for ‘Resilience 2022’, a sustainable fashion show in aid of local children’s charity, Naomi House & Jacksplace.
9th May 2022
A new initiative to promote understanding, empathy and tolerance of diverse perspectives in a globalised world.
28th April 2022
The sustainable fashion show, Resilience 2022, takes place next Thursday, 5 May at Winchester College. Tickets now available.
29th March 2022
Champion javelin thrower Freya Jones has joined the Sports Department as the Athletics Development Coach.
28th March 2022
Winchester's biannual speaker event, Studium, offers pupils the opportunity to hear from a host of experts in myriad fields, with the aim of broadening perspectives and horizons.