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Old Llandoverian Cricket
This year's annual cricket game between the Old Llandoverians and Christ College Old Boys will be held on Friday 28th June 2013 at Christ College.
The Old Llandoverians faced up to their 2011 Season in new shirts in part thanks to a donation from the Old Llandoverian Society. Perhaps inspired by the familiar dragon logo the Old Boys took charge of both their games, the first against the College and the other against Christ College Old Boy, with only rain dampening spirits and preventing two wins this year.
Against the College, on the 27th May, the Old Llandoverians fielded plenty of familiar names – Rhys Davies, Huw Davies, Danny Griffiths, Nigel Clarke, Steve James and Russell Hughes-Pickering – supplemented a few new ones in Gavin Thomas, Josh Archer, NielI Harries and Jacob Hughes-Pickering.
In a 30 over match the Old Llandoverians faced a stern early test as Davies and Hughes bowled excellently in tandem to restrict them to 32 for 4 at one stage. Harries though batted with composure in the face of adversity to score a well earned 61, who ably supported by Huw Davies (23) and Jacob Hughes-Pickering (15), saw the Old Boys post a score of 139-7. Defending this total a hostile opening bowling attack featuring Rhys Davies and Huw Davies saw the College boys slump to 11-5. Despite good efforts from Bloomfield and Maynard, there was no way back as the College boys finally ran out of time scoring 64-7 in their 30 overs. Old Llandoverians therefore won by 75 runs.
On the 10th June the Old Llandoverians travelled to Christ College, Brecon with a similar team to that against the College this time also including Joshua Basey, Rob Hathaway, Hugh Miles and Carwyn Williams in addition to the names above. So successful was the selection policy that Russell had the luxury of having 12 players before the games started and gracefully chose to umpire rather than play himself.
Again the game was limited to 30 overs and the Old Llandoverians batted first. Although a couple of early wickets fell, excellent batting from in-form Harries (84) and Rhys Davies (64) saw the Old Llandoverians post an impressive 198 runs in their allotted overs. Rhys then went on to open the bowling and together with the lively Carwyn Williams gave a warm welcome to the Christ College batsmen and soon despatched their two back to the pavillion. Unfortunately rain intervened in the twelfth over with the Old Llandoverians in control at 49-2.
Anyone who wishes to play, or who knows of someone to play, should please contact Russell (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com tel: 01545 572121 (work) or 07908 796252 (mobile)) . All members of the Society are welcome to support.