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Spectators Enjoy Some Cracking Cricket!

Picnics, hats and sunglasses were the order of the day for the OI Cricket and Family Fun Day. The weather was glorious and the cricket was good too!
28 Jun 2023
Alumni News
For the list of participating OIs please see the details at the bottom of the article.
For the list of participating OIs please see the details at the bottom of the article.

On Sunday 25th June a blue sky and a light breeze set the scene for a summery, competitive day of cricket. The OI and Ipswich School teams met for breakfast before the OIs went in to bat. Spectators started to arrive with deckchairs and cool boxes at the ready. It was great to see so many young families and grandparents come along to meet up, enjoy some cricket knowing there would be plenty to occupy the younger ones.

With a range of activities available in the comparatively cool Sports Hall, parents and children enjoyed games of Jenga, Connect 4 and golf while the bouncy castle was very popular and the sweet cart and face painting went down well! 

Two T20 matches were played. Both were won by the OIs in close finishes as the School fell just short chasing. There were good knocks from Nico Boje, Will Froggatt and Chris Swallow. James Doig, James Southgate and John Bell were the pick of the bowlers. The cricket was played in an excellent spirit throughout.

The ice cream van and coffee van saw a steady stream of customers and the School bar helped keep everyone hydrated on what was a very warm day.

Our thanks to Neil Parry who organised the OI team, to the groundsman, the School cricket team plus a very big 'thank you' to our umpires who took the brunt of a hot day at the wicket.

To view the photographs from the day click HERE 

The OIs in the photograph are:

Back row left to right:
James Grange (OI 1993-00)
Luke Froggatt (OI 2013-19)
Jon Lear
John Bell (OI 1987-98)
Warwick Dunnett (OI 1985-92)
Nico Boje (OI 2019-22)
James Southgate (OI 1994-01)

Front row left to right:
George Roberts (OI 2002-08)
Mark Burch (OI 2010-12)
James Doig (OI 2012-17)
Neil Parry (OI 1989-00)
Chris Swallow (OI 1998-00)
Will Froggatt (OI 2010-21)


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