Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Eton win by four wickets
A truly magnificent innings of 147 not out by Rory Cox led Eton to victory over a Melbourne Grammar School side who had won the APS championship. Rory, who had been billetted in Adelaide with Australian Test selector Andrew Hilditch, batted with great skill and authority against good bowling from the varied and disciplined MGS attack, including a left-arm spinner who had recently been summoned to bowl at the Australian Test batsmen. His parents and his brother, Harry, watched with justifiable pride. With support from Sangha (30) and Gibson (25 n.o), Cox scored the winning runs with five overs to go. MGS had battled hard throughout the day and maintained both intensity and a high level of performance, but it was Rory's day. In his unflappable way, he accepted the award of a very battered Kookaburra cricket ball at the end of the match. We welcome MGS to Eton in June and look forward to the renewal of rivalries as well as an opportunity to return their warm and generous hospitality.