KING’S Ely was delighted to welcome the XL Forty Cricket Club into school on May 16th to play our 1st XI team.
The sun shone and even though King’s Ely’s boys lost, they thoroughly enjoyed the game and meeting representatives from the club.
On May 18th, King’s Ely also enjoyed two closely fought fixtures against Woodbridge School. The 1st XI team won by 4 wickets with Ben Garrett scoring 39 runs and Callum Hall close behind with 35 runs. The U15A team also won comfortably by 76 runs with Zak Bailey taking 5 wickets, as well as scoring 30 runs from only 10 balls!
The Forty Cricket Club is reputed to be the largest wandering cricket club in the world. As a wandering or nomadic club it does not own its own ground, and so always “plays away”.
The historic aim of the club since its foundation in 1936 has been ‘to take cricket to the schools’ by offering State and Public Schools, and Youth XIs, fixtures against experienced cricketers who will encourage the young cricketers to play the game to the highest standards of performance and behaviour – and in the best spirit of the game.