QE cricketers’ triple tour victories

Queen Elizabeth’s School’s First XI gained a hat trick of victories on their tour to the North West.

The tourists played three matches on three consecutive days and, led by captain Nir Shah, they emerged as winners in all three.

In the first fixture, the QE boys took on Hutton Grammar School from Preston, Lancashire. Their 97-run victory included Alex Goring’s 3 wickets for 9 runs from 8 overs and Chandi Uduwawala’s 3 wickets for 22 runs from 10 overs.

Next they took on Liverpool College, in which Paarth Darbar was 49 not out and also amassed a 5-wicket haul for just 13 runs off 10 overs.""

Finally, the QE team played their hosts for the tour, The King’s School, Chester. “This was a great team performance and there were also notable individual performances, including the 9th wicket stand of 66 between Alex Goring and Drew Williams,” said Assistant Head Tim Bennett.

“The game went down to the last ball, with QE requiring 33 runs from the last 3 overs. This they achieved, with Alex and Drew hitting 14 off the last 5 balls to win.”