Cricket: Felsted get a famous draw with the MCC

PUBLISHED: 13:42 31 May 2011

18-year-old Felsted fielder Rhys Howell makes a superb catch during the School’s match against the MCC

18-year-old Felsted fielder Rhys Howell makes a superb catch during the School’s match against the MCC

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FELSTED School’s first XI had the great honour of hosting the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Thursday May 5 for a match on The Front, the School’s famous county-standard cricket pitch.

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FELSTED School’s first XI had the great honour of hosting the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Thursday May 5 for a match on The Front, the School’s famous county-standard cricket pitch.

Felsted were put into bat first and lost Jack Hebron (aged 14 for 30. Then in came Josh Wells (aged 16) who batted superbly for his 108, well supported by Henry Hebron (aged 17) and Josh Hunter-Jordan (aged 16) getting 46 each. Felsted then declared on 295 for 4 off of 52 overs.

The MCC came into bat and started off well, getting to 50 at tea with no loss. Jake Foley (aged 16) then came on and took five wickets for 25 runs, supported by the other four bowlers taking one wicket each. This led to a draw, with the MCC finishing on 205-9.

Cricket at Felsted is overseen by ex-England and county player Jason Gallian, who said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for the Felsted cricketers and they showed real determination throughout the match. We have some great young talent at Felsted and holding the MCC to a draw is no mean feat. This is a match the boys will remember forever.”

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