Cricket

Lancing Rovers

 

Rovers Week 2021

It was great to have the Lancing Rovers back at the College for their annual week of cricket and to see so many OLs taking part. Report on the week from Rovers President Tim Mackenzie, Olds 1981-1986 - Rovers Week 2021 Report

Rovers Week 5

 

Cricketer Cup 2021

Following the comprehensive victory against the Old Cliftonians the previous week, the Lancing Rovers faced the Old Millfieldians in the first-round proper of the Cricketer Cup at Lancing on June 13.

Having won the toss, we decided to bat on a glorious day down in Sussex. Following his 150 runs seven days earlier we lost Ryan Maskell (Teme 2011-2015) in the first over much to the OM’s delight, they were obviously aware of the damage he could inflict. Unfortunately, a procession of wickets then meant we found ourselves struggling at 66-6 after 21 overs.

But a partnership of 54 between the skipper George Holman (Gibbs’ 2005-2010) (39 runs) and Jamie Wood (Head’s 1995-200) (25 runs) at least gave us something to defend when we were all out for 140 in the 47th over. We have since found out that both Millfield’s opening bowlers had first class experience, 140 was never going to be enough.

We opened up with Nick Ballamy’s (Head’s 2009-2014) seamers and Hector Loughton’s (Gibbs’ 2007-2012) ‘darts’, and when the latter took 2-1 in the second over I think we all thought maybe, just maybe... Sadly, that was the last success we would enjoy as they plundered 142 for the third wicket in just 22 overs.

It’s no disgrace to lose to Millfield, and they are actually the only team to have beaten us in the Cricketer Cup or Trophy since the start of the 2017 season! We will go again next year.

Rovers Team Photograph

 

Rovers Results and Fixtures

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George Holman, Club Secretary   (georgertholman@gmail.com)