Rahul Randev (5ths) writes: On the 2nd September the MTS U15 side went down to the picturesque Arundel Castle to compete in the T20 National Finals day where the top 4 teams in the country battled for the trophy.
The semi-final was against King’s College Taunton, a strong cricket school in Somerset where our old Head of Cricket Mr Webley went to school. In the first innings MTS were a bit off colour, letting KCS get a sizeable 189 meaning the MTS side required 190 to win at 9.50 runs per over. With KCS having got a big score we knew we had to make a strong start and that’s exactly what we did, scoring 45 off the first 3 overs.
Sadly wickets fell as our positive brand of cricket was unsuccessful and so we came up 60 short of the target. Nevertheless, it was a very successful two years that this team has had, losing Saturday fixtures in that time and reaching this far in the nationals with a team that was supposed to be one of the weaker year groups in the school. What an exciting prospect for the younger generations of MTS cricket coming through.