Cricket tour to the West Country

Last week our Boys’ and Girls’ Cricket teams travelled to Devon and Somerset for their annual cricket tour. Their first match v Blundell’s was played in sunshine, with the girls victorious and the boys match going all the way to a thrilling climax with Blundell’s taking the honours on the final ball. 

After a fascinating visit to bat maker Millichamp and Hall, and a lucky encounter with former England player Marcus Trescothick, the teams headed to King’s Hall Prep, Taunton.  The weather was not kind, so the girls played indoor matches, winning their  first game 231 – 204 and a very close second game winning in the last over, 231 – 229. The boys meanwhile had a great afternoon using the wonderful indoor facilities at King’s College, particularly enjoying the high-tec bowling machine. 

After an action packed morning at the Vivary Centre clambering over the high ropes and a picnic in the park, the last matches were played at Taunton Prep. Luckily the pitches had covers so all matches were on despite the rain. Again, the honours were even with the girls winning their match and the boys losing in a close finish. 

All in all a wonderful few days, the children were a pleasure to take on tour, and everyone’s cricket improved enormously. It is undoubtable that cricket for girls is now firmly part of the Dulwich curriculum. Now the preparation begins for the hosting of the Dulwich Girls’ Cricket tournament later this term.