31 Mar 2018
Match 2

Saturday started very early for the u15’s with a 7:30 wake up. It was their second match but it was a t20 held at Dambulla international stadium which was a great opportunity for all playing and a very memorable match. The bags were bought to the changing rooms by Tom Patrick and Peter Dobson under strict instructions of Mr Francis as a punishment for being late to their room in the evening. The changing rooms contrasted to the previous changing rooms with them being extremely cool from the nice air conditioning. In the plush room we had our own changing room attendant who even bought our bags on to our personal rack that lay by our chair. We made our way out walking more then 150 yards to the wicket we were playing on, it was the best many will play on in their cricket career with an outstanding score board towering over us in respective size to the amazing stands. It was an amazing experience with a wonderful pitch and all enjoyed the experience very much with a memory to be cherished for a life. The u15’s settled in to the match with some much improved fielding from the previous game in Colombo against Wesley college. After the game we were given a post match talk from the inspirational Mr Hancock following our defeat given some pressurised batting in conditions un known to the boys. Once the opening pair of Treasure and Lane had been taken wickets were taken very quickly in succession. But the boys had much improved from their previous defeat and are tearing to play their next match in Kandy. After the game the u15 team stayed in the huge stand of Dambulla stadium to get behind the u14 as they took on their opponents. With a towering sandwich in one hand the boys were rearing the opening 14’s batting pair of Orton and Williams . With Orton unfortunately getting bowled quickly followed by Mayers. The u15 left then and when back to the jungle resort of the Amaya hotel where we spent the rest of the day relaxing by the pool and reflecting on the game and improvements for next time.Saturday started very early for the u15’s with a 7:30 wake up. It was their second match but it was a t20 held at Dambulla international stadium which was a great opportunity for all playing and a very memorable match. The bags were bought to the changing rooms by Tom Patrick and Peter Dobson under strict instructions of Mr Francis as a punishment for being late to their room in the evening. The changing rooms contrasted to the previous changing rooms with them being extremely cool from the nice air conditioning. In the plush room we had our own changing room attendant who even bought our bags on to our personal rack that lay by our chair. We made our way out walking more then 150 yards to the wicket we were playing on, it was the best many will play on in their cricket career with an outstanding score board towering over us in respective size to the amazing stands. It was an amazing experience with a wonderful pitch and all enjoyed the experience very much with a memory to be cherished for a life. The u15’s settled in to the match with some much improved fielding from the previous game in Colombo against Wesley college. After the game we were given a post match talk from the inspirational Mr Hancock following our defeat given some pressurised batting in conditions un known to the boys. Once the opening pair of Treasure and Lane had been taken wickets were taken very quickly in succession. But the boys had much improved from their previous defeat and are tearing to play their next match in Kandy. After the game the u15 team stayed in the huge stand of Dambulla stadium to get behind the u14 as they took on their opponents. With a towering sandwich in one hand the boys were rearing the opening 14’s batting pair of Orton and Williams . With Orton unfortunately getting bowled quickly followed by Mayers. The u15 left then and when back to the jungle resort of the Amaya hotel where we spent the rest of the day relaxing by the pool and reflecting on the game and improvements for next time.