Match Report
Warwick School Boys-U15T vs  Dharmasana College, Kandy
On: Friday, 29 Mar 2024
Venue: Away

The U15s played a very lop-sided T20 game against Dharmaraja College. Askin lost the toss so we fielded again, but quickly looked all at sea to the tightness of our pace and spin, and the quality of our fielding. Askin got one opener caught behind off the last ball of his first over, while Trend’s first over dismissed the other opener and the Dharmaraja no. 3, run out without facing. This set the pattern for the whole innings. We bowled and fielded well throughout – Askin 1-9, Trend 2-12, Walmsley 2-3, O’Reilly 1-5, but also achieved four run outs. Caven came on to bowl the thirteenth over, and after his first ball, collected a throw from Shannon to run out their last man with Dharmaraja College 32 all out.

In reply, Leaver was stumped without scoring, but Larucci (17*) and Hargett (13*) closed out the game for a 9 wicket win, though both were given a ‘life’ on the way from chances we would likely have taken.

Dharmaraja College 32 all out; Warwick School 33-1

This left time for another 10-over game. This time we batted first and with a changed batting order, and a ruthless retirement of batsmen to give everyone a go. We did contrive to give 11 batters a hit, and in fact to be technically all out with a ball remaining of the ten. O’Reilly (10); Trend (18*); Sanyal (9*) contributed most. Askin, Brace and Caven all become eligible to join the Primary Club, while Leaver managed to be stumped for the second time within the hour, as we made 72. Dharmaraja College put up a slightly better show second time round, while we were able to allow regular bowlers to bowl. Thus Caven took the gloves and McGrory (2-0-9-0) opened the bowling with Brace (2-0-7-2). Gillard-Browne (1-0-6-2) and Trend (1-0-3-1) took wickets, while Walmsley achieved an excellent and unusual run out, taking a ‘catch’ at mid-wicket off a free hit and throwing down the stumps as the batter greedily tried to get a run, Dharmaraja College finished on 53-6, as we won by 19 runs.