Staff v. Alumni Cricket Match 2022
The first Alumni v. Staff Cricket Match was played on Tuesday 5th July 2022 with the winners receiving the Felix Macdonald Trophy. The staff won the toss and decided to bat. The Alumni team bowled well but the strength in depth of the staff batting line up enabled them to put on 209 in 16 overs. Mr Orme (22) got the staff team off to a fast start with some fantastic shots. There was some excellent batting from Mr Macdonald, Mr Hanvey and Mr Monk who all retired when they reached 40. Mr Green (36) was playing extremely well but finally got out to the local rule of six and out when hitting over the green fence! It was a tough run chase and the Alumni team did their very best with some powerful hitting particularly from Toby Gibbs. The Staff team came out on top, winning the match by 34 runs. This was a thoroughly enjoyable evening; it was fantastic to see some familiar faces who had previously played so many fixtures for the Duke of Kent School teams. Thanks also to Arthur Rogers who umpired for the evening. We look forward to playing for the Felix Macdonald Trophy again next summer and for many years to come.