Wirihana Cup Won by the Boys' School 1st XI

April 15, 2013 at 3:44 PM

IMG_1087.JPGLast year, the Saint Kentigern School Old Boys vs 1st XI Cricket Match was resurrected

with teams once again playing for the Wirihana Cup. The cup was first played for in 1961 and this was a feature on the calendar until the cup went missing some years later. Such was the success of last year’s competition that the challenge was put out again this year for Old Boys of the School to return and take on the current School 1st XI.

Two fiercely competitive cricket teams took the field on Friday 12 April to battle for the honour of holding aloft the Wirihana Cup. The Boys’ School 1st XI are a strong unit this year, learning to fight hard and play through to the end.  The Old Boys were represented by a mixture of School Old Boys and School parents, some players qualifying in both categories.  The Old Boys XI was ably led by Matthew Ansell, a past 1st XI Captain.

The School 1st XI batted first and made a respectable 147 for 9 off their allotted 20 overs.  In reply, the Old Boys tried hard to keep up with the run rate but put added pressure on themselves by losing wickets at regular intervals.  They were eventually all out in the 20th over for 117.  So a convincing win to the Boys’ 1st XI by 30 runs!

As the sun set, the players and spectators enjoyed a barbeque dinner and looked forward to next year’s match.

Be sure to register for next years event;

Date: 28 March 2014
Venue: SKBS
Fixtures: Cricket v 1st XI and tennis v A team
Time: 4.00pm start
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