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Composite U14/15 XI take part in UAE cricket tour

By Josh Bartholomew, Online Editor

A composite team of U14 and U15 cricketers has been representing Hampton on tour in the UAE. The tour, which also took place last year, sees Hampton compete against fellow touring sides.

Hampton’s first game was against Skinners’ School, who they beat by 22 runs thanks to a strong bowling and fielding performance, after the team had put 201 on the board with a half-century for captain Sandy Mitchell in sweltering temperatures.

Next, Hampton came up against Gillespie Academy – a specialist cricket school set up by former Australia international Jason Gillespie.

Unfortunately, the team fell to a three-wicket loss despite a spirited fightback after the Australian team’s strong start in the run chase.

Hampton’s final game of the tour will be against Epsom College today.

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