The Cricket Term Begins!
Wednesday 24 April 2019
Cricket has been played on the fields at Aldwickbury since the school started in 1948. Here is an extract from the first magazine published in 1949. It wouldn't be acceptable now to publish individual reviews of the 1st XI these days but it does make for interesting reading! Do let us know your memories of cricket at Aldwickbury.

Characters of the XI

HODGSON.—A good all-round cricketer; a forceful bat, a sound fielder and a reliable change bowler. He has captained the side with more forcefulness this term.
TAYLOR.—Very keen in all he does, but has not had a very successful season with the bat. A good medium-paced bowler with a deceptive slower ball.8
SLAUGHTER.—A tireless bowler with remarkable pace for his age and size. His batting is a little impetuous but has been successful on occasions.
BOAZ.—A most promising all-rounder. An excellent fielder and thrower, and a useful left-arm bowler. His batting rather lacks confidence at present.
GORDON.--HiS wicket-keeping has improved a great deal during the term and he takes the awkward leg balls with confidence.
RHEAM.—A correct stroke player, but lacks forcefulness. Has bowled well and uses his head in a crisis. An excellent runner between the wickets.
GRENSIDE.—If keenness were the criterion he would be our best player, but his penchant for cutting balls off the leg stump leads to his inevitable downfall. A useful change bowler.
FARR.—A hard worker. His batting, though bucolic, is effective on occasions. A good fielder close to the bat.
LEISHMAN.—He has played some good innings and should improve a great deal next year. A change bowler of some promise.
ROGERSON.—A sound bat who, with a little more confidence, will do well. His bowling will be an asset to the side next year as he keeps an excellent length.
TREWIN. Rustic but often effective. He has made himself into one of the best fieldsmen on the side through sheer hard work.

The following have also played in the XI:
Piper. Johnson i, Melvin, Leahy.
Football — 1948-49
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