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Canford cricketers hit double century v Millfield

Published Wednesday 27th of May 2015 09:50:23 AM

Following on from another successful Easter course for junior boys and girls, Canford cricket is now busy with fixtures for the ten teams representing the school this season. So far the 1st, 2nd and 3rd XIs have won all of their matches, while the six U15 and U14 teams have won seventeen of their twenty fixtures. Individual landmarks have been centuries for Mike Galley (14B), George Grisley (3rds), Felix Organ and Felix Ambrose (both 1st XI). The two Felixes both scored centuries in the nine wicket win against Millfield last week - the first time this has happened since 2004. Opener Organ finished on 107 not out and captain Ambrose was on 113 not out, when the pair passed Millfield’s total of 245, to win by nine wickets. It is the fourth time Ambrose has scored a century for the 1st XI, while his younger partner, who has already played for Hampshire seconds aged fifteen, has two and half more seasons to add to his tally. Ambrose also took 5 wickets for only 20 runs against Winchester College; Tony Graham (14A) returned figures of 6-10, Tom Patrick (15B) 5-16 and spinner Jai Ramchandani achieved a hat-trick for the 2nd XI. Director of Cricket, lead Dorset coach and former Hants player Matt Keech is delighted with this excellent start: “The individual and group coaching that the school offers throughout the winter is having a particularly beneficial effect. This is reflected both in the depth of talent available at all age groups, and the fact that over thirty boys are also playing representative cricket - twenty of them at County level. We are looking forward to building on this momentum through the rest of the season.”

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