Strong Start to Season for CHS Cricketers

Following a successful tour of India in April, CHS’s 1st XI cricketers have started the season well recording victories over RGS Lancaster, Shrewsbury School, Myerscough College, Newcastle under Lyme and local rivals, Stockport Grammar School.

Particularly benefitting from their Indian Easter tour, CHS batsmen Ben Haspell and Alex Hunt have played well, forming a solid opening partnership.

CHS Captain Ed Fluck has continued his good form, striking 3 half centuries early season and averaging over 50 in the process. Ollie Latter and Daniel Adams (on debut) have also passed the half century mark.

Bowling for CHS, Ted Vanderhook and James Scott have use their fast pace to the team’s advantage and four years junior, Year 9 student Matt Madeira leads the wicket taking with his left arm orthodox spin.

CHS Bowlers Archie Tittle, Duncan Ray and Joe Fullwood have also contributed strong performances with the ball.

CHS 1st XI Cricket Coach, Mr Rupert Kitzinger said: we experienced disappointing defeats at Kings Macclesfield and Birkenhead – matches where we had got into winning positions. They were examples of how, as a young side, we still have plenty to learn and develop. Our T20 run was curtailed after a poor batting performance against MGS in the area final, despite an excellent effort in the field and with the ball.”

With the groundwork set for an excellent second half of the season, Mr Kitzinger says the players will now focus on having more patience with both the bat and ball, and more energy in the field. He said: “Practising that will surely bring us more success and move us up from our current position of 5th in the NW Schools Merit league which is being trialled this summer.”

Stay tuned for more cricket news after CHS take on Marylebone Cricket Club on 28th June and embark upon the inaugural Isle of Man tour in early July.

U18s cricketers at cheadle hulme school play on the field against Newcastle Under Lyme