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Hard Work and Practice Begining to Pay Off...

03 July 2009

Not even the annual mid-season summer rain appears to be dampening the appetite for cricket and success of both teams and individuals. The second season of the excellent artificial practice facility and the school coaching system, under Head Coach Dave Collins, supplemented by WCB coach Rajen Sen (aided in the winter by WCCC Captain Ian Westwood, plus Daryl Mitchell) appears to be getting the best out of the boys. All the age groups have responded in a tremendous manner and, at the time of writing, all teams are still in their respective Cup Competitions and have a very impressive win:loss ratio.

Special mention must be made of Jack Cornick (V th year), who has made 870 runs in the first team with six matches still to be played. Plus he has been selected for the National Performance Academy at Loughborough University in the first week of September.

The Under 13 cricket team have had a successful season being unbeaten at the time of writing. They have reached the semi-final of the Warwickshire County Cup having beaten all teams in the competition comfortably.

Shivam Pabari has been the outstanding batsman with three fifties. Other useful contributions have come from Jake Roberts, Will Goldup, Ashay Patel and Tom Claughton. The bowling has been accurate with excellent performances from George Galla, Ashay Patel and Siddharth Rao. Wicket-keeping duties have been shared by Tom Claughton and Harry Bowler.

King Edward\'s School representative Honours 2009

Jack Cornick Warwickshire Under 16 and Under 17
Sam Hobbs Warwickshire Under 17
Haris Ismail Warwickshire Under 16
Sam White Warwickshire Under 15
Nathan Roberts Warwickshire Under 15
Ghirish Murali Warwickshire Under 15
Rob Wigley Worcestershire Under 15
Harman Khangure Warwickshire Under 15B
Max Galla Worcestershire Under 14
Akilesh Mulay Staffordshire Under 14
George Galla Worcestershire Under 13
Tom Claughton Warwickshire Under 13B
Jay Reddy Warwickshire Under 12
Saahir Mubarik Warwickshire Under 12


Photo: Jack Cornick in action.