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PIXIES REPORT 2018
The Pixies have had an incredible season and have
remained unbeaten in all their completed games.
2018 has seen a mix of old faces and new with many
first caps awarded to Pocklington School pupils.
The season started with a game against Old Hull
Grammarians and saw a fantastic display from
a youthful team. Having bowled first the Pixies
restricted Hull to 107 and this included a first Pixie
hat trick for Ed Lambert who joins a small list of
people to have achieved this. The Pixies chased
this down in 20 overs and completed a fantastic
Against the Yorkshire Gentlemen the Pixies batted
first and this saw Henry Bayston (10-17) score his
maiden century for the team. He batted superbly
well and was assisted well by Tom Burdett and the
school captain Charlie Foster (07-18). In reply to
the Pixies score of 225 again Henry took centre
stage and he took 5 wickets to ensure that ‘the gents’
fell short of the target.
Unfortunately, in what was a hot summer the games
against Pocklington, Eastbourne and Hastings fell foul
to the weather however, the 2018 tour was a huge
At Holmesdale on the Sunday, new records were
set as Jonty Goddard flew from Johannesberg to
take the record of biggest distance travelled to play
for the Pixies, beating Matthew Atkinson’s (85-
93) previous trip from Geneva last year. Some tidy
bowling from Joel Hughes and Tom Burdett saw the
Pixies score of 186 remain too much.
On Tuesday, the Pixies batted very well against
Haywards Heath and Ben Burdett and Adam Sutcliffe
ensured the continued tradition of a large Pixie total
at this venue. In reply, the Hayward’s batsmen played
well and it took some fantastic bowling from Adam
Iyer (96-06) to secure a Pixie victory.
The final match of this season’s calendar was
at Marden’s fabulous new ground and Charlie
Lambert (01-08) scored the first run at this
venue – unfortunately, he was also the first
wicket to fall here too! Marden had a fantastic loan
addition playing who caused all kinds of problems
with his bowling however, George Baty scored
78 to set a target of 196. Adam Iyer bowled with
determination and was supported well by his
teammates to take four wickets and see the Pixies
home by 80 runs.
to pre-season 2019 due to Woodhouse Grange’s
superb cup run.
Thanks to Malcolm Milne (55-62, Former Staff
71-03), Dave Watton (Former Staff 87-16),
Marcus Townend (72-82) and Paul Lambert for
umpiring and scoring and to the players for giving up
their free time to support Pixies’ coordinator, Charlie
Lambert, and making his job easier. The 2019 season
sees at least one new fixture on the calendar and
hopefully will be just as successful.
The dates for the 2019 Pixies tour are 11-16th
The Men of Derwent fixture has been postponed
OP CRICKET 2018
An excellent game of cricket played under wonderful clear blue skies saw the
school 1st XI victorious for the first time in many years.
A historic coin toss between OP captain, Tom Foster (07-16), and school captain
and brother, Charlie, put the OPs in to bat first. Sibling rivalry was a common
theme this year with brothers Will Wraith (08-16) and Ed also on opposing
sides. Lewis Wilson (14-16), AGI Wood’s (39-49) grandson, also played for
the OPs this year.
Having posted a sporting total, built largely on a partnership of 93 between
Henry Bayston (10-17) and James Flint (00-11) the OPs maintained a firm
grip on the game taking a steady stream of wickets either side of the tea break.
A well-paced half century from Rory Stephenson built of 114 balls was however
the mainstay of the reply, with a late rally of 14 from Ollie Robinson they guided
the team over the line with four balls to spare.
With the fine win over the MCC earlier in the week and this victory over the OPs,
the boys went into the festival at Hymers the following week in confident mood.
The OPs will no doubt be back in force next year for the re-match!
SCORES AS FOLLOWS:
OP s : 173 - 8 in 40 overs (H Bayston 53, J Flint 47, J Wraith 3 - 39)
SCHOOL 1ST XI: 182 - 6 in 39.2 overs (R Stephenson 63no, S Noble 25)