The OBs were sadly knocked out of the 2015 Cricketer Cup at the Quarter Final stage by Eton after a record breaking game at School on July 19th. The original game the week before at Eton had to be abandoned due to rain with the OBs well placed on 62/1 chasing 237, which gave them confidence going into the replay despite missing several key players. With the game played on the 2nd XI pitch due to a Bedfordshire game on the 1st XI pitch, the OBs racked up a huge score of 377/8. Paddy McDuell scored a fine 133 on his debut for the OBs with several useful contributions coming down the order.

Even with the small boundaries and flat pitch it would take a record chase in the competition for Eton to win. Sadly they had Will Vanderspar in their ranks and he showed his first class experience in scoring 169* to take Eton to victory by 3 wickets with an over to spare. The 757 runs scored on the day is a record for the highest aggregate score ever in the Cricketer Cup.

Without the rain the week before who knows what might have happened and Eton have since gone on to beat Wellington in the semi final, so it is very a much a case of so near yet so far for the OBs. There is always next year!

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