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CRICKET: Grantham King’s School collapse in annual MCC match

King's School v MCC
King's School v MCC

King’s School welcomed the MCC to their North Parade ground on Friday for their annual confrontation on a glorious day.

MCC won the toss and elected to bat first on a what looked like a very good batting track.

The weather was very hot and after one early breakthrough by Adam Wilson, when the score was only eight, it soon became apparent that it was going to be hard toil for all the bowlers.

The MCC added 70 runs for the second wicket and this was followed by a century partnership for the third, taking the total on to 180 before lunch, with D. France scoring 106 and Tom Banham 76.

After lunch, MCC declared on 238-3 from 44 overs. The wicket takers for King’s, were Adam Wilson (1-43 off 10 overs), Alex Dempster (1-34 off six overs and Fergus Myles (1-5 off two overs).

The school made good progress by reaching 52-2 in 15 overs, with Dan Wilson scoring 30 and Alex Dempster 22, but after both players fell in quick succession it was down to Harry Brewin and Matt Law to rebuild the innings. They managed to take the score up to 99-4 from 27 overs.

Then, the MCC captain Chris Dring brought himself on to bowl spin. This led to a King’s batting collapse as they were skittled out for 114 in 38 overs, with Dring finishing with figures of 4-16 off six overs. The MCC nominated Alex Dempster as man of the match for the school.


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