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England Tour Report

By Euan Robertson, Cricket Committee Scribe and Statistician

To combine with the 2019 Ashes, The Primary Club of Australia’s cricket team toured England in August. The squad was lucky enough to play nine games at first rate grounds across the South-west, Midlands and London, with four of the games going down to the last over, albeit we lost three of those!  Strangely enough for England, we were blessed with some great weather, losing only half a match to rain.

Highlights of the tour included:

  • Damien Langley’s solo effort of 95* against Barnes CC
  • Our entire team performance against the Honourable Artillery Company where we were privileged to play at one of the very best grounds in the centre of London. Chasing just 175 to win, Euan Robertson opened the batting and saw us home with 59.
  • Craig McIntyre and Brad Oldridge’s 54 run ninth wicket partnership to get us home against Dumbleton CC, Gloucestershire.
  • Resuming the Primary Club Ashes against the Primary Club of UK at Beckenham Kent, with Rick Glover playing in a game he had previously played in 1982.
  • Playing with some great friends of the Primary Club in Ed Cunynghame, Will Noble, David Waters and Simon Richards who were terrific additions to the tour.

We also had a terrific golf day at Sidmouth Golf Club where Brendan Povey, Rick Glover and Euan Robertson (just) took home the trophy for best team on the day.

Everyone on tour would like to sincerely thank Nathan Reay and Rob Stevenson who put a phenomenal amount of effort into making the tour a great success, both on the field and in terms of raising funds for the charity.  A mention too to Catherine Reay who generously organised our tour kit.

For a full England Tour Report and more photos click here 

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