Lord's Taverners: Oundle through to national semi-final

12 June 2007

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In the Midlands Regional final of the Lord’s Taverners U15 cricket trophy, Oundle beat Saltley School by 7 wickets.

In the last eight of the national cup Oundle faced the Warwickshire representatives, Saltley School from Birmingham at home on Tuesday June 12th. For the third round in a row, Oundle fielded first as the sun came out on a beautiful day and quickly removed Saltley’s best batsman for a duck thanks to a stunning catch by Todd Whitby (L).

Some no balls and wides and some loose and short bowling gave the Saltley innings some impetus with the opener Hassan getting 61 but, with spinners Rory Osmond (G) and Harry Ramsden (F) bowling tightly in tandem, Oundle turned the screw, backed up by some good fielding and the Saltley innings crumbled, amassing only 134 all out off 37 overs.

Once again Rory Osmond (G) and Thomas Johansen (F) got Oundle off to a cultured and solid start, before Johansen was out for 22. Tom Bishop (F) made 20 and continued to support Rory Osmond who batted beautifully to see Oundle to within 7 of the winning total before he was caught for 66, the captain Henry Brook (Sc) and Will Street (Sc) seeing the team home for a comfortable victory by 7 wickets with 8 overs to spare.

Oundle will now play Sedbergh School, the winners of the Northern Region, in the last four of the national cup. The match is again at Oundle and will probably be played on Friday 22nd June. This is the furthest Oundle has reached since playing in the final in 1988.

Noah Wood

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