Our senior cricket team, which includes one pupil from years 9 and 10 and the remainder from years 11,12 and 13 had an unforgettable day playing against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the world’s most active Cricket Club and owners of Lords Cricket ground and the famous ‘Ashes’ urn. MCC plays more matches than any other cricket club – around 480 per year against schools, universities and clubs in the UK, and between 20 and 30 fixtures annually as part of its overseas touring programme which aims to develop cricket abroad.
QEGS is one of the few state schools to play in the MCC fixture and has done so for many years. Year 9 Pupil Jaya Asal was also the first female in QEGS history to play the MCC fixture.
The match was played at East Lancashire Cricket Club and resulted in an honourable draw. MCC 202 for 3 Dec, QEGS 165 for 8.
Dr. Butler, Head of Physical Education and sport, reflected on the day – “At QEGS, sport is a fundamental pillar of school life and it is fantastic to see our dedication to cricket. We would like to thank Rob Howton, match manager, and the MCC for supporting cricket in state schools”
A terrific day was had by all!