Festival success for QE cricketers

The First XI has won the Read Cricket Trophy for the fourth consecutive year. The annual tournament involves QE, Hutton Grammar School, Aldenham School and Liverpool College, who were this year’s hosts.

Head of Games Mark Peplow said: “This was another impressive performance by our boys away from home.

“Hutton posted a scored of 149 for 9, with Sebastian Feszczur-Hatchett turning in another high-quality bowling performance, taking 3 wickets for the loss of just 3 runs, supported by Kishan Patel, of Year 12, who took 3 for 42. QE scored 26 for no loss, establishing a sound platform, before rain stopped play.

""QE beat Liverpool College by five wickets after economical bowling restricted them to a total of 97 all out, with Shanil Model, of Year 11, returning figures of 3 for 17.  Neil Gujar, Year 13, was top scorer in QE’s reply of 99 for 5, with 30 runs.

“Batting first against Aldenham, Janiel Nakrani, Year 13, contributed 52 runs and was ably supported by Year 13 Chandi Uduwawala’s useful 33 in a total of 131. Excellent bowling from Shane Mahen, Year 13, who took 4 wickets for just 16 runs, and from Year 12’s Sebastian Feszczur-Hatchett, with 3 for 17, restricted the opposition to a total of just 56 runs and resulted in a QE victory by 75 runs,” Mr Peplow added.