Last Wednesday saw the return of the annual Mark Benson U10 Boys’ Cricket tournament. The tournament is six-a-side, and each innings is just five overs long, with five players bowling an over each. This makes for an excellent fast-paced game and is fantastically inclusive.
Seven prep schools attended the tournament and were delighted with the opportunity to play tournament sport again, with all schools getting to play at least three games. The visiting schools were split into two groups with Holmewood House and Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook progressing to the semi-finals as group winners with SVPS and The New Beacon joining them.
In one semi-final, Holmewood House beat The New Beacon by four runs and in the other, Dulwich Prep beat SVPS in another close-knit game, winning by seven runs. In the final, Dulwich Prep batted first, posting a total of 31 runs for three wickets. Holmewood House was able to chase down the total with eight balls to spare, finishing on 32 runs for two wickets. This topped off a commanding day for Holmewood House, going unbeaten throughout the whole day.
Well done and thanks to all involved, hope to see you all again next year!