1st XI v Colchester Royal Grammar School 1st XI (Lost by 40 runs)
The 1st XI visited CRGS and played on the most splendid batting track seen by Mr Topley for some time. The Colchester batsman rattled up 180-6 off their 20 overs while the RHS seam bowlers found bowling ‘dot balls’ a huge challenge. Ben Osbourn was the pick of the RHS batsman coming in at No 5, as he made a fine and aggressive 46 in very quick time. RHS were bowled out 40 runs adrift (still scoring 7 an over) being bowled out for 140.
2nd XI v Colchester Royal Grammar School 2nd XI (Won by 9 wickets)
Peter Crockett’s decisive knock at Colchester saw our 2nd XI home after some excellent initial work by bowlers and fielders alike which restricted Colchester to 75 all out. Colchester’s wickets were shared about but George Petrides and Ollie Sellers claimed three each. Peter Crockett managed to complete an outstanding and aggressive half century
Junior 1st XI v Moreton Hall Prep (Won)
The Junior 1st XI emphatically won their match with Moreton Hall Prep. Josh Frame with 50 and Alex Oxley put on a fine opening partnership before RHS posted a very challenging 160 off 20 overs. Max Orr and William Kempster contributed more forceful batting with some good hitting in the end. Moreton Hall struggled against our disciplined bowling; especially from Cameron Jordan and Killian Rew who both conceded just 7 runs each from their 5 over spells. Moreton Hall finally made 55 all out with the wickets shared about all the RHS bowlers.
There were also three friendly midweek games against Littlegarth U11 A, B and C teams. The RHS U12A were winning before bad light stopped play, the U12B won their match by 10 runs and the U12C won their very first game of hard ball cricket. Edward Fairly batted well for his 46 runs in the A Game.
1st XI v Framligham (Lost by 8 wickets)
Whilst eight of the Saturday cricket matches with Framlingham College were cancelled due to the rain, the 1st XI did travel away and were well beaten by 8 wickets. Having won the toss, RHS batted first and the top order batsmen missed out again. They all had opportunities to show their batting skill but will be disappointed to have been dismissed for 139. A few dropped catches, together with a facial injury to one of our fielders (no names mentioned!), allowed Framlingham College the easy win but it was good to get a game in where so many cricketers didn’t.