Every year RCC holds a cricket week. There is a long-standing fixture list:
- Monday - MCC
- Tuesday - Law Society
- Wednesday - The Stage
- Thursday - London School of Economics
We are two days in and the cricket has been excellent in glorious conditions at Old Deer Park.
On Monday a strong MCC side arrived (complete with two current RCC pacemen) - the majority of whom had been at the home of cricket for the epic World Cup Final. As tradition dictates the MCC batted first on a fine track - giving their bowlers a chance to recover from the excesses of the previous day. A youthful RCC did very well to restrict the visitors to 275 all out in the last of their 45 overs. The fielding display was at times at a level seen at Lord's the day before with several outstanding catches.
Adam and Max got the innings off to a strong start and in the end the innings reached 200 when the overs ran out. An excellent game of cricket, played in the right spirit.
Tuesday saw two generations of Maliks, Evanses and Zotovs make up seven of the RCC eleven against a strengthened Law Society. RCC batted first and saw 50s from Huzefa, Arjun and a rapid one from Malik senior. Captain Sharky declared on 267 well before halfway to keep the visitors in the game and crucially allow time to take 10 wickets. Zotov junior and Kyle set the tone from the start and when the first wicket fell to Zotov junior in the 11th over the total was just 22. Enter Malik junior to take four wickets with his crafty leg-spin, and Arjun took two. The final wicket fell to Kyle (his third) with just a couple of overs left to bowl. As Juniors Chairman I was very proud to see such a strong display from some of the very talented young cricketers at RCC.
A huge thank you to both the MCC and the Law Society for the way that they approached the games - this is a tradition that must carry on.
Updated 10:48 - 17 Jul 2019 by Richard Zotov