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1st XI Summary
This vear's lst XI, despite a reasonable start to the season, finished with a record which was somewhat below the standard attained by recent lst XI's. The batting was adequate except on a few occasions, revealing the side's real weakness, that of bowling. We possessed several steady, reliable bowlers but none with any real fire and this position was further weakened by the fact that we had to field a different side on Wednesdays to that of Saturdays since 5th formers were not available for mid-week fixtures. This lack of penetration by our bowlers was fully exposed in cricket week when on three occasions the side scored in excess of 150 runs but on each occasion failed to win. Cricket week seems to be the downfall of most current lst XI's, this one being no exception, for we managed to scrape only one win, that against the Parents. The season was enjoyable, however, and certainly in midseason the school played good cricket; when in its best form the team reached a high standard and it was a pity this could not have been maintained. I should like to thank Mr. Chambers for the time he spent on the lst XI and also Mr. Shaw, Mr. Elliot and Mr. Groom.
J. R. Chiswell, VI 3M.