On Thursday June 27th, Cranleigh U14 Boys’ cricket team beat Trinity School, Croydon to become the winners of the Surrey Schools’ U14 Anderson Cup. On a difficult wicket to bat on, openers Freddie Austin and Lewis Bedford did an excellent job to record an opening partnership of 70 and were well supported by Ed Tristem as Cranleigh posted 152/6 in 35 overs. After an assured start by Trinity in their run chase, the Cranleigh bowlers progressively piled more pressure on their opponents’ batsmen and eventually dismissed them for 132 to record a 20 run victory.
This win means that the side will go forward to represent the county in the U15 English Schools’ Cricket Association competition in 2014. It caps off a remarkable season for this team, who have won 13 from 14 matches. Mr Allison and Mr Trivedi, the team coaches, have thoroughly enjoyed working with a group of such talented, competitive, and pleasant boys.
The full record for the season is included below:
V Hurstpierpoint. Won by 219 runs. Cranleigh 245-2; Hurstpierpoint 26.
V Howard of Effingham. Won by 10 wickets. Howard 70. Cranleigh 71-0.
V Tonbridge. Won by 74 runs. Cranleigh 123-8. Tonbridge 49.
V Dulwich. Won by 124 runs. Cranleigh 198-6; Dulwich 74.
V Winchester. Won by 10 wickets. Winchester 24. Cranleigh 25-0.
V Brighton. Won by 6 wickets. Brighton 113. Cranleigh 114-4.
V Wilsons. Won by 10 wickets. Wilsons 64. Cranleigh 65-0.
V Wellington. Lost by 37 runs. Wellington 151. Cranleigh 114.
V KCS Wimbledon. Won by 38 runs. Cranleigh 133-5; KCS 95.
V Eastbourne. Won by 170 runs. Cranleigh 255-3; Eastbourne 85-6.
V St John’s. Won by 93 runs. Cranleigh 178-8; St John’s 85.
V Whitgift. Won by 65 runs. Cranleigh 200-6; Whitgift 135.
V Trinity. Won by 20 runs. Cranleigh 152-6; Trinity 132.