Photographs: Nick Gill
A pair of unbeaten centuries from two Trent College students drove the East Midlands school side to a remarkable eight-wicket victory over an experienced MCC side on Thursday, May 5.
In reply to the MCC’s 244-5 declared, Trent College were reeling at 22-2 against a visiting team that included ex-Leicestershire bowler Scott Boswell and head cricket coach at Leeds Met Carnegie, Andy Siddall.
But batting at three and four, Spencer Taylor (above) and captain Simon Webster (below, with Taylor), both year 12 students at the Long Eaton school proved unbeatable, patiently crafting 103* and 107* respectively to guide the school to an emphatic win.
Oliver Clayson, Head of Cricket at Trent College, said: “What Spencer and Simon achieved is remarkable in schoolboy cricket. To both score unbeaten centuries rarely happens in any school match, let alone against the MCC. The boys batted with great calm and assurance and in the end dominated an experienced attack.”
In recognition of their achievement the boys have been invited to Lords later this summer, where they will be presented with special mementoes from the MCC.
Clayson added: “The MCC game is the annual curtain-raiser to our season and the MCC brought a very experienced side that comprised good league cricketers and players with first-class experience.”
Man of the match Webster is part of the England u17 development programme and is set to play against the South Africa age-group XI at Loughborough University this summer.