FOR the fifth year in succession Huddersfield’s New College Academy put up a promising show against a strong MCC side at Barkisland.
But unfortunately, for the second year running the result did not go the way of the Salendine Nook team, as they went down by 25 runs in a timed game.
After a delayed start, MCC batted first on a dull and overcast day making steady progress to 75-2.
Broad Oak first team Danny Rushworth then pegged them back with three wickets, while Golcar second teamer Chris Chapman all struck with three more victims to halt MCC’s charge, leaving the visitors all out for 195 before tea.
With the sun now shining, Academy skipper and Scholes opener Tom Boorman batted well, as did Outlane’s Alex Blagborough, but after their dismissals, the innings struggled to maintain any momentum and were finally bowled out for 170.
Under coach Dave Weston, the Academy side have just returned from a successful three-day tour of Chester as they continue to go from strength to strength.
Tours now play key role in the development at New College Sports Department and the coaches were delighted with the performances of their charges on a week-long visit to Germany and Holland.
Based in Valkenburg, Holland, New College sent both their men’s and women’s soccer teams as well as the men’s basketball squad, who each played two fixtures. The basketball side won both their games, as did the men’s football team, while the girls were also unbeaten, winning one and drawing the other.