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The Windsor Boys' School takes on the Marylebone Cricket Club in annual match

The Windsor Boys' School takes on the Marylebone Cricket Club in annual match

David Lee

The Windsor Boys' School takes on the Marylebone Cricket Club in annual match

Cricketers from The Windsor Boys’ School (TWBS) battled their way to a draw in their annual match with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Friday, May 8.

The event at the school’s Stovell Cricket Ground, in Stovell Road, saw students test themselves against an MCC squad of more than 50 players.

After winning the toss, TWBS captain Matthew Jones elected to bowl first and his side made an impressive start, leaving the visitors 102-4 at lunch. But MCC rallied and reached 194-5 before declaring after 42 overs.

A faltering response from TWBS led to MCC needing just one wicket from the last six overs to claim victory.

However tailenders Ishan Mahmood and Ben Tidey blocked out to secure a valuable draw.

TWBS all-rounder Harry Jordan was named man of the match after he recorded bowling figures of 2-39 and made 53 runs.

Phil Higgs, in charge of cricket at TWBS, said: “Both sets of players, along with everyone involved with running and supporting the day, were true ambassadors of the game.”

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