This week saw the inaugural Hobbs U14 Trophy here at the College. The tournament is dedicated to current Biology teacher and U15A cricket Coach Mr Hobbs who has made an enormous impact on cricket during his career. Having joined the College in 1981 Mr Hobbs has had two spells as Master i/c of Cricket alongside a string of other responsibilities at the College.
It was fitting that despite the recent bad weather the sun came out to greet our visiting seven schools who came from six counties. The schools involved included Clifton College, Warwick, The Leys Cambridge, Tiffin Boys, Ashford School, Emanuel, and St John’s Leatherhead. Each side played three T20 games before a further match on Friday. The games were played in tremendous spirit with all the players enjoying the excellent cricket facilities here at the College.
After day one Epsom had secured one win and a narrow last over loss to the Leys. In the first game, half centuries were secured by Luka Woods (F) and Aarav Rajnikanth (F). We are already looking forward to next year’s event.