Eight cricket teams from schools across the country have competed in the fifth annual Super 8’s Tournament at St Olave’s.
Aysgarth School, Cheltenham College, Clifton College, QEGS Wakefield, St Olave’s, Terrington Hall, Trent College and Witham Hall all took to the 1st team pitch at St Peter’s to contest a thrilling afternoon of cricket.
Offering a greater tempo and high-stakes ‘Powerplay’ overs, Super 8’s Cricket is notable for being exciting, unpredictable and bringing out the best in young cricketers.
The home side made a bright start, overcoming Witham Hall and Aysgarth before securing their place in the semi-finals with a hard-fought win against Cheltenham College.
In the end, the trophy went to QEGS, who defeated Trent College in a high-scoring final. Cricketing legend Sir Garfield Sobers, the first player ever to hit six sixes in an over, presented the winners medals at the end of the day.
Gareth Sharp, Head of Cricket, said: “It was great to mark the fifth year of our Super 8s competition with cricket of such a high standard and to see all the boys begin to understand the intricacies of the game. The tournament is growing with each year, and it was a pleasure to welcome three new schools who all contributed to some entertaining and fast-paced cricket. Thanks to Sir Garfield Sobers as well for joining us to present the trophy and the winners’ medals. It was an honour to have one of the world’s greatest cricketers at our tournament.”