WE have received an amazing response to the re-launch of our King’s Enzymes Cricket Club!
The club is open to all King’s Ely Sixth Form students, parents, Old Eleans and staff members who fancy a friendly game of cricket during the Summer Term.
The Enzymes were launched in the 1990s by the then Head of Biology (hence the name!), Jeff Riley. When Jeff retired, the initiative sadly fizzled out but now it is back, thanks to Alex Meddle, who is our Head of Cricket, and Simon Blake, who is an Old Elean and our Head of Marketing.
Members of the Enzymes, pictured, played their first fixture on May 19th with Sutton Cricket Club.
Mr Meddle said: “It was a great evening of cricket with lots of Old Eleans re-connecting! The Enzymes batted first and two Old Eleans, Rupert Crossland and Tom Parry, got off to a great start scoring 20 runs each in an opening 50 run partnership. A flurry of wickets allowed Sutton to get back into the match but Old Elean, Alex Knowles, hit a fantastic 25 runs alongside King’s PE staff member, Josh Jordan, to get to 130 off 20 overs. The second innings started well with some good bowling from all Enzymes but unfortunately Sutton had too much strength in depth and won by 6 wickets. Thank you to everyone who has shown the re-launch of the Enzymes so much support!”
Unfortunately May 24th’s fixture with Swaffham Prior Cricket Club had to be cancelled due to the storms, but the Enzymes have lots of matches to look forward to over the coming weeks!