Staff v Parents’ Cricket

This Wednesday saw the annual Staff vs Parents’ cricket match take place on Pavilion on what was a typically beautiful Elstree summer’s evening.  With the Staff out for revenge after last years’ shock defeat, we elected to field first with Mr Champkin and debutant Ed Westley (son of) setting the tone with some tight bowling.

The parents’ innings built up some momentum with good knocks from Mr Butler, Mr Perkins and Captain Bond seeing them reach a more than respectable 158 from their 20 overs. The run-chase got off to a solid start with Mr Owens, Mr Wyatt, Mr Champkin and Mr Morris all reaching 25 before having to retire. Some clean ball striking from the Headmaster and Mr Williams secured a 9 wicket victory for the Staff and, in the process, putting the demons of last year firmly to bed!  S

pecial thanks to Mrs Bond for an absolutely superb spread after the match.  Here’s to more great fun next year.