THE WINDSOR Boys’ School beat Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) by six wickets in their annual match at Stovell Road last Friday.

After being convincingly beaten by a strong MCC team last year, the school was approached by the Jordan family, who have had at least one of their three sons in the side for the past 10 years.

Harry, Ollie and Sam have eight years as captain between them.

The family very kindly offered to donate a captains’ board to the school to signify their youngest son, Harry, leaving this year.

To commemorate the gesture, it was decided that Windsor Boys’ would select a team from current boys and ex-captains to represent the past, present and future.

Conversely, for MCC skipper and Amersham player, Joe Shuttle selection was simple. With a pool of over 70 applicants to choose from for the game, a strong squad was selected including first team players at Amersham, Cookham Dean and East Moseley.

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PHOTO: Windsor bowler Harry Jordan appeals for a wicket in the six wickets win against MCC.

After winning the toss, current Windsor captain Harry Jordan put the MCC into bat on a very good cricketing wicket.

The MCC declared 45 minutes before tea on 177-6. Anthony Parker top-scored with an unbeaten 89, but only Steve Corbett (29) and Will Hodson were also able to reach double figures.

Man-of-the-match Harry Jordan, 18, was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of 3-55, while brother Ollie claimed 2-49 and Year 10 student Jamal Ali, who the MCC named as their Spirit of Cricket Ambassador, 1-8.

In reply, Windsor closed on 179-4 after 39.2 overs for the victory with Jamie Odell making 82 and Mark Huggins 49 from 35 balls.

Phil Higgs, in his final year as head of cricket at Windsor Boys’, was full of praise for both teams.

He said: “Both sets of players, along with everyone involved with running and supporting the day, were true ambassadors of the game and of the school.

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PHOTO: Ollie Jordan bowls for The Windsor Boys' School.

"We look forward to welcoming Joe and his MCC team back in 2018 for another great cricketing test.

"It was fantastic to see so many old faces, and many new ones, just showing how close The Windsor Boys’ School community is.”

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