BB V Belmont House Trustees XI

BB - 205-9 (39.5 overs)

Belmont House Trustees XI - 110  (24 overs) 

BB arrived at Belmont House well aware that the Brethren were undefeated this year. I am pleased to report that the run continued, thanks to a 95-run victory.


As always with this fixture, the match ebbed and flowed. Having been put in, BB began strongly in warm conditions; Simon Schilder, who had flown in from Jersey especially, opened the innings with a fine 46, ably supported by Brothers Cornwallis (17), Jay (32 – off the mark with a straight six) and candidate Oscar Ratcliffe (38).


But a BB batting slump after lunch - collapsing from 124 for 2 to 204 all out – suggested they had enjoyed the coronation chicken, chocolate gateaux and wine a little too much. That said, there were signs of quality from guests Ted Ratcliffe and Zac Hassan, who we hope to see more of in the future.


Various BB members were receiving updates at Lord’s, while watching England demolish South Africa, and nervously waited for news of the Trustees’ reply. Early wickets were needed and Alex Cornwallis duly delivered, striking twice before tea. 


Guest Charlie Hamilton provided good support at the other end, bowling up the slope, but skipper Alex Rice made the next breakthrough, having Neaves caught at slip by Schilder, who reacted well to a parry from keeper Matt Jay.


Sensing that luck was on his side, Rice bowled with increasing confidence and proceeded to record his best-ever BB figures of 6 for 25. Carl Reading chipped in with a valuable lbw, Hamilton took a fine catch in the deep to get rid of the Trustees’ top-scorer N. George, and victory was completed by a sharp run out from Hassan. Having been 67 for 3, the Trustees were dismissed for just 110.


So #thedreamisstillalive but just as importantly it was a tremendous day’s cricket and lived up to its billing as one of the friendliest fixtures of the season. Special thanks to the Trustees’ match manager, Henry Birch, not only for the wonderful hospitality but also for stepping in to represent BB at the last minute. We hope his winning debut didn’t disappoint him too much.


friendly Belmont House Trustees XI v Band of Brothers
Sunday, July 09 2017 (11:30) at Belmont House
Band of Brothers Won By 95 runs
Belmont House Trustees XI won toss and decided to field
Band of Brothers
Schilder SJlbwb Ahmed S46
Cornwallis FAWM The Honb Morris L17
Jay MG+c O'Connor Pb Ahmed S32
Ratcliffe OJK (+)b Morris L38
Reading CHlbwb Boshier G2
Ratcliffe T (g)b Hill T10
Hassan Z (g)c George Nb Hill T10
Rice AEH*c George Nb Morris L7
Hamilton C (g)not out1
Birch H (g)b Morris L0
Extrasb24 lb2 w16 nb0 pen042
Total (39.5 overs)205-9
Morris L6.505041 (1)0 (0)
Hills C11.023402 (2)0 (0)
Ahmed S7.003625 (9)0 (0)
Hill T10.023621 (2)0 (0)
Boshier G5.002311 (2)0 (0)
Belmont House Trustees XI
Ahmed Sc Ratcliffe T (g)b Cornwallis FAWM The Hon4
George N+c Hamilton C (g)b Rice AEH43
Boshier Rlbwb Cornwallis FAWM The Hon0
Neaves Jc Schilder SJb Rice AEH0
Morris Lb Rice AEH20
Harrison Slbwb Reading CH0
O'Connor Pc Cornwallis FAWM The Honb Rice AEH0
Wright Ac Schilder SJb Rice AEH0
Hill Trun out23
Hills Cb Rice AEH4
Boshier G*not out0
Extrasb4 lb0 w10 nb2 pen016
Total (24.3 overs)110
Cornwallis FAWM The Hon4.001125 (5)0 (0)
Hamilton C (g)4.302102 (2)0 (0)
Rice AEH9.012560 (0)0 (0)
Hassan Z (g)3.003102 (3)1 (1)
Reading CH4.001810 (0)1 (1)
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard