Winning the toss, captain Jack Bolam (96-05) elected to bat first, sending out Harry Jackson (24) and Tom Taylor (1) to open. After some tight bowling from Harvey Laverack and Henry Rodmell, aided by a fantastic catch by Oliver Rook, the Pixi's found themselves in a spot of bother at 44-3. Charlie Lambert (01-08) made 32 before being dismissed on the brink of lunch. Skipper Bolam (46) and Matthew Atkinson (85-83) ( (37*) then put on a stand of 87, before declaring on 200. Harvey Laverack (13-0-28-2) was the pick of the bowlers for the School.
Will Atkinson and Tom Burdett opened the bowling, restricting the School to just nine runs from the first eight overs. Tom Burdett then made the breakthrough, dismissing school skipper Toby Williamson. At tea, the game was evenly poised, with the School needing 150 runs with nine wickets in hand. Harvey Laverack (33) and Oliver Rook (25) built a good foundation for the School to kick on from. However, some tight spin bowling from George Baty (12-2-17-3) and Steve Burdett (11-4-10-3) put the Pixi's in the driving seat. Despite late-order resistance from Harry Snelling (16) and George Moorhouse (31), the Pixi's picked up the final wicket with minutes to spare, bowling the School out for 159.
Thanks go out to the School for hosting a great game with two great causes at the heart of it.
The team's remaining fixtures are as follows:
Wednesday 9th July Yorkshire Gentlemen
Sunday, 30th July Worsley Cup
Sunday, 20th August Woodhouse Grange Academy
Sunday, 10th September Men of Derwent @ Woodhouse Grange CC for The Alasdair Swann Trophy
Sunday 17th September XL Club @Pocklington CC
The 67th Pixies Tour
58th to Kent and Sussex
Sunday 6th August – Thursday 10th August 2023
Sunday, 6th August Holmesdale
Monday, 7th August Eastbourne
Tuesday, 8th August Haywards Heath
Wednesday, 9th August Marden
Thursday, 10th August Hastings