26 April 2023
Over the Easter break, two squads travelled to India to enjoy the cricketing and cultural experiences of the sub-continent. Both sides enjoyed great success on the cricket field with some outstanding individual and team performances. There were some incredible moments off the field too, including the eye-opening visit to the Deepalaya Foundation in Delhi, witnessing sunrise at the Taj Mahal, a jeep safari in search of tigers, the visit to the stunning Amber Fort Palace and some excellent haggling in the local markets of Jaipur!
On the cricket field, there were some notable performances with Oliver Bury picking up his first ever 5 wicket haul in the first U17 match (played at ‘Lord’s Cricket Ground’!), Jack Watson smashing a destructive 80 in 50 balls, James Hewlett’s quick-fire half century, Sam Grocutt and Benedict Robinson both passing 50 and Freddie Deans’ unbeaten century to name but a few. A huge thank you to Mr Easterbrook, Mr Axon, Mr Golding and Rupert Evans for their incredible help on the trip as well as the students themselves, who were a fantastic group and an absolute pleasure to tour with.