Highest score recorded on a School cricket Pitch

Laurence Gale MScin Cricket

I received a call from Karl Brotherhood the Head Groundsman of Solihull School who informed me of a high scoring match recently played at the school.

The local press picked up on it , with the Birmingham Mail stating it was perhaps the highest ever inter school match.

See report below , it would be interesting to know if there was indeed a higher scoring match ever played on a school pitch, i am sure there are some Pitchcare Members who could help clarify this.

Solihull School's First XI cricket captain has rewritten the record books after scoring a double century in the school's highest-ever run score.

Chris Williamson, aged 18, scored 263 as the school amassed 408 runs for the loss of only five wickets against Nottingham High School, who were then bowled out for 401 just eight runs short of their winning target with three balls remaining.

The match aggregate of 809 runs is believed to be the highest ever recorded for a senior 50-over-a-side inter-school match in the history of English cricket.

Chris, who has played for the First XI for the past four seasons, hit a staggering 12 sixes and 29 fours to achieve the highest score by an individual at the school which is currently celebrating its 450th anniversary.

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