Edgbaston cricket trip
On Tuesday, 9th June 2015, 15 pupils collectively, from Years: 7,8 and 9, along with Mr Taylor and Mr Hewitt, were able to travel to Edgbaston Cricket Ground to witness, an eventually record breaking initial innings for England; 408-9. However, it never started off in such a barnstorming fashion, with the first ball of the day getting caught, after Jason Roy started to show England’s attacking play style. On the contrary, centuries from Jos Butler (129) and Joe Root (104), were the spark that helped send England to their new record – only the 16th score over 400, ever within an ODI test match! With frequent boundaries the entirety of the stadium was up and down out of their seats, dancing around, surpassing milestones and expectations. Although, it was still uncertain as to whether England would win; as they had to field against a strong New Zealand side, capable of surpassing our score. Yet, we were as strong whilst fielding as we were whilst batting, limiting New Zealand to a dismal; 198-10. Providing, the England squad with an exceptional 210 run win. An all-round outstanding performance from a new-look England side. Overall, an exceptional experience to witness first-hand top quality sport, in a top-quality venue – something that all of us, as students loved! Subsequently, a great opportunity for us to see England, our national team, on an international stage – amazing, spectacular, sublime.