Pilgrims 114-6 ( J H K Adams 58*)  The School 115-7. Lost by 3 wickets.

On a gloriously sunny Commem day the teams bedecked in coloured clothing did battle for the first time in a 20/20 over format starting in the afternoon. Ferg Taylor lost the toss (there is now an increasing history of this misfortune) and we were put in to bat. At 25 for 5 on a good wicket we needed a saviour and it came in the form of Jimmy Adams who, in a welcome return to the Upper ,gave a splendid demonstration, through deft placement and the taking of quick singles, of how to keep the scoreboard moving and then accelerating in the final overs. The School, it must be said, bowled and fielded very well to limit us to 115. However we had a very competent attack led by our new Cricketer Cup captain James Vitali whose left arm swing bowling always posed problems but in the end we were 20 or 30 runs short of what we needed and the School coasted home with 10 balls to spare. A thoroughly good game and the 20/20 format is certainly worthy of repetition. With a number of the School’s bowlers returning next year the Pilgrims will need to be on their mettle to make a game of it.