WE enjoyed a busy weekend of Cricket as part of our 2021 Cricket Festival celebrations!

On June 25th, there was the eagerly-anticipated King’s Ely Staff v Old Eleans fixture, which saw staff beating the Old Eleans by 7 wickets. The Old Eleans team scored 117-9 off 20 overs, with Ed Pearson and Alex Meddle taking 2 wickets and the rest shared around the staff. Jon Shaw and Ben Pennington opened the batting and put on a good stand of 25 before Harrison Palmer (46) and Ed Pearson (34) took them close to the total. The winning runs were from Kevin Daniel to seal a 7 wicket win and retain the OE trophy.

On June 26th, our 1st XI girls played City of Ely Cricket Club’s Ladies, and won by 54 runs. The 1st XI girls batted first and scored 164 with Rosie Ringer scoring early runs and then Alex Marshall hitting a brilliant 50 alongside a 37 from Amelia Sangster. The bowling was shared around with some excellent bowling from Xenia Marshall, Ally Bowerman and Eleanor Hughes to restrict City of Ely to a 110. A great finish to a really successful season for the XI girls.

The U13A’s also played the U14A’s on June 26th. In this fun but competitive match, the U14A team scored 160 off 20 overs, with a 50 from Rory Brech and all of the others chipped in with some excellent batting. The U13’s got off to a good start but unfortunately lost too many wickets and were left on 110 after 20 overs. Max Prince did hit a fantastic 50.

June 26th also saw the 1st XI boys taking on the Old Eleans in a declaration match. As is custom, the 1st XI fielded and started off brilliantly with early wickets from the opening bowlers. Ben Marshall, Connor Marshall and Charlie Boyle continued with tight lines and were ably assisted by Ollie Sandland, Daniel Millard and Calum MacDonald. This was the best fielding display of the season and restricted the Old Eleans to 117 all out. The 1st XI started brightly with Ben Marshall hitting a quick fire 39 and he was ably supported by Barney Whittome. Once both of these departed the 1st XI struggled, losing 8 wickets for 30 runs. Ollie Sandland stepped up at number 11 and batted out the final over to secure a well-earned draw for the 1st XI in a fantastic spectacle.

Congratulations to everyone involved and thank you to King’s Ely parent, Martyn Fordham, for taking the majority of these photos!

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