CHS Feels The Heat On Indian Cricket Tour

CHS’s cricketers experienced what it was like to play in the country famed for their game when they travelled to India over the Eater holidays.

In a full itinerary, the players visited Jaipur, Agra, Delhi and Mumbai during a week-long expedition which saw the players train and compete in a number of matches. The Indian players lived up to their strong reputation and CHS were pleased to have won 2 of 8 matches!

Year 12 student Ed Fluck broke CHS’s batting record with 215 off 110 balls against the Vensarkar Academy.

Alex Hunt in Year 11 scored his maiden century against Jaipur Cricket Academy 107*

CHS Cricket Coach, Mr Rupert Kitzinger said: “The boys coped very well with the heat but the humidity in Mumbai was a real challenge!”

Watching how the professionals did it, the boys took in the excitement and lively atmosphere during an Indian Premier League (IPL) game and were in good voice chanting at Australia’s David Warner!

Taking the opportunity to improve their fitness, CHS’s cricketers embarked upon a cycle tour of Mumbai in the early hours (to avoid the traffic!) before being given a valuable and humbling insight into life experienced by 80,000 children living on the streets of Delhi, when a young local took them on a tour.

There was even time to take in the sights. Between visiting Indian Forts and the Taj Mahal at sunrise, the players saw a myriad of wildlife including elephants, snakes (with charmers!), monkeys, mice (in the fruit markets), as well as camels and cows in the streets.

See photos of the trip in our Media Gallery.

cheadle hulme school senior students and sixth form cricket players visit India in the easter holidays on a school trip to delhi