ST EDWARD’S r h u b a r b
M A R T Y R S
CRICKET President: Gideon Hudson (B, 1958-1963) Reps: Ruairi Willis (F, 2008-2013) Ollie Smith (C, 2007-2012) What did you most enjoy during your time at Teddies? Ruairi: The accessibility to the amount of sport that was on offer which is something that is difficult to recreate once you leave, and the lifelong friendships that were created.
We also play in an annual T20 day at Harrow, which in the past has included four teams, playing two matches each. Again, this is a great day and easily accessible on the London Underground from Central London. Ruairi: Typically, I organise the team that plays in the Cricketer Cup, played between the ‘old boys’ cricket sides of 32 of England’s leading public schools. It is a straight knockout competition, so the number of matches we play depends on our success! In the last decade we’ve reached the Quarter-Finals on four occasions but are desperate to get to a Semi-Final if not the Final! Any highlights? Ruairi: Playing on Upper 1 again with many of my old friends and reaching the Quarter-Final of the Cricketer Cup in 2018. What are your plans for 2020-21 and beyond? For 2021, we are planning a mini tour down to Brighton/East Sussex. The plan is to have two or three friendly games against other ‘old boys’ teams or local clubs – more details to follow. We also plan to organise more fixtures in Oxford and London – players of all abilities are welcome, so we would love to hear from any OSE keen to get involved next year! How can interested OSE get in touch? Facebook page – search for ‘St Edward’s Martyrs Cricket Club’. Join Alumnet to find out more.
Ollie: I loved my time at Teddies and most of my memories are closely linked to the sport I played. Being able to use all of those amazing facilities whenever you want is really something you take for granted, and you don’t realise how lucky you are until you leave. What events do you get involved in? Ollie: In the past, the Martyrs have had regular friendly games of cricket against teams like the Free Forresters, the South Oxford Amateurs, the Cryptics and other ‘wandering’ men’s teams. The cricket is always played in a friendly manner, and if you play in a ‘Home’ fixture on Upper 1 the School always put on a fantastic lunch/tea – always the envy of visiting schools.
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