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NCW once again welcomes Marylebone Cricket Club

A few weeks ago, we were delighted to once again host the world famous Marylebone Cricket Club at NCW. Students and players enjoyed a friendly match and students were given the marvellous opportunity to promote and raise awareness of VI cricket.

This yearly event is always greatly anticipated and one that students and staff look forward to. This year was no different. The sun was shining, the temperature perfect and only a few clouds in the sky. 

MMC donned a variety of Sim Specs and the long awaited match started. At the end of a great morning, MCC won the match and kept their winning title from last year! 

image of players and students on the sports field at NCW

Players and students then took to the Dining Hall to relax, enjoy some high tea and talk about their experience of VI sport and cricket. For some players, this was their 3rd or 4th time visiting NCW and a date in their diary that they always look forward to. For others, this was their first introduction to VI cricket and they were amazed at the level of skill our students demonstrated. 

The MCC then travelled to the Worcestershire Elizabethans VI Cricket Club for a further match in the afternoon. NCW students Louisa, Stan, Luke and Thomas all played for the Elizabethans and we were delighted to find out they won!


image of Louisa smiling at the camera next to NCW fountain wearing her cap

For Year 11 student Louisa, this was her first year taking part in the event. It is no secret that Louisa LOVES cricket and Louisa was super excited to be part of the day.  

We talked to Louisa after the event and this is what she said:

“Cricket is one of my favourite sports. It’s great fun and I really enjoy the social element as well as the opportunity to meet new people. 

Meeting the players was amazing and it was fascinating to hear about their sporting career and how they became MCC players.

I like promoting VI cricket and I am passionate about getting more people involved. It’s such a fun sport!”

Louisa impressed the players so much, she was presented with the ‘Chance to Shine’ cap! Well done Louisa!

Well done to everyone that was involved with the event and made it possible. Special thanks to Mrs Price (NCW Head PE) for organising the match and inspiring the next generation of cricket players. 

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