Worth’s 1st XI cricketers celebrated a hugely successful season at their annual awards evening last week.
From 16 fixtures, the team won nine, drew two and lost just five games, with one of them being the annual prestige friendly against an MCC XI. As well as team successes, there have been individual successes too, most notably in a match against a touring side from Devon when Sam (160 not out) and Tommy (126 not out) shared a second-wicket partnership of 300 – a new school record – before Alice returned bowling figures of 7 for 9.
At the annual awards evening, Alice was voted Most Improved Player while other honours went to Sam (Best Batter), Ollie (Best Bowler) and Jack (Best Fielder). 1st XI captain Ollie de Havas was named Player of the Year while there was also an award for 1st XI scorer Nicholas.
The following day Half Colours and Full Colours – the highest sporting honour at the School – were presented in the final assembly of the academic year.
Worth ran 16 representative cricket sides during the last academic year and the successes were not limited to the 1st XI. Other notable achievements came from the U14B team with four wins out of five and the U13A team with four wins and a draw from seven fixtures.
Well done to all who represented the School at cricket this year.