On November 19, Deputy Head (Operations), Tallan Gill attended the annual Forty Club dinner in The Long Room of the Pavilion at Lord’s Cricket Ground, collecting the North West district shield on behalf of The King’s School.
The Forty Club is an invitational Cricket Club with the historic aim of taking cricket to young players by offering school and youth XIs, fixtures against experienced cricketers. Most of its members are aged 40 and over.
Each year, the Forty Club presents a district shield to the School or Youth XI who is judged to have played the best in each of its eleven districts. Assessed by the Forty Club captains, umpires and district chairmen, the district shield recognises excellent performance, teamwork and those who have exhibited the Spirit of Cricket.
The King’s 1st XI won two of the three matches they played against the Forty Club last season and were proud to be awarded the North West District Shield.
In one of his first engagements as the new Deputy Head, Mr Gill was delighted to represent the school at such a prestigious occasion.
He said: “As Deputy Head with responsibility for the co-curricular programme, it was an honour to collect the district shield on behalf of King’s. Not only is it a testament to the 1st XI’s outstanding performance last season, but it also reflects their fantastic sportsmanship and team ethic. I am looking forward to watching them, and the many other teams, play when the new season begins.”
On returning to Chester, Mr Gill presented the shield to Cricket Captain, Jake Liddle (U6DUT), who was delighted to accept it on behalf of the team.