Schools' Cup Cricket - Quarter Final victory

Congratulations to Grosvenor’s 1st XI cricket team which secured victory over Belfast High School to secure a place in the semi-final of the Ulster Bank Schools’ Cup on the afternoon of Wednesday 29th May. 

Grosvenor, the competition’s defending champions, initially took to the field where they restricted the hosts to 68 all out from 25.4 overs, with opening bowler Peter Davidson the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets for the loss of just 8 wickets, impressively supported by Patrick Carser (4-21) and Matthew Lindsay (2-13).

Setting about their run chase the team was dealt an early blow when opener Mark Johnston fell for just three runs in the opening over.  Despite the additional loss of three middle order wickets  the team had Mark's brother and fellow opening batsmen Aaron Johnston to thank as his unbeaten 32 steadied a wobbling ship to see the team home as they achieved victory by six wickets with over 13 overs to spare. 

Well done to the entire squad, as well as their coaches on their victory which now sees the School's 1st XI compete in its fourth Schools’ Cup semi-final in the past five years.  

The team’s semi final match will be away to Campbell College on a date which is yet to be determined; all at the School wish its players the best of luck for this fixture.

Grosvenor's first XI cricket team which has reached the semi-final of this year's Ulster Bank Schools' Cup, the fourth time that this feat has been achieved by Grosvenor in the past five years.