On Friday 10th September, the MCC visited King William’s College to play their annual cricket fixture. With COVID travel restrictions affecting the summer term’s fixture, the MCC managed to rearrange their tour for the start of the Autumn term.
The MCC batted first. KWC were tremendous in the field with the opening bowlers bowling tightly and all players doing their best in the field with very athletic fielding. KWC managed to slow the visitors run rate down who were only 69 runs off 20 overs. However, despite a valiant effort, KWC were unable slow the batting attack for a further 20 overs and the MCC declared 177 – 4 off 39 overs.
KWC came into bat and the openers faced some extremely challenging spin bowling that significantly slowed down our scoring rate. Finding runs hard to come by, the KWC batters realized that trying to win the game by out scoring the MCC may be too much of a challenge so they turned their attention to batting out a draw which they managed to achieve. KWC managed to score 97 for 6 and fell way short on the required target but as the MCC failed to bowl KWC out, the game was drawn. This was an excellent experience for our boys to play against the MCC, one that the boys will look forward to next year.