Mike Gatting Shanghai Schools' Cricket Cup

Cricket in Shanghai had a welcome boost as Mike Gatting visited DCS for the third time and sponsored the first Mike Gatting Shanghai Schools' Cricket Cup.
DCS hosted the U9 and U11 Festivals while Wellington hosted the U13 event and four schools from Shanghai entered teams. DCS boys and girls had been busy practicing in anticipation of the event, which the school hopes will become an annual occurrence. Dulwich College has a proud tradition in cricket, with current England all-rounder Chris Jordan among recent alumni of the London School.
DCS Boys and girls experienced a full day of cricket understanding of the game, there was a competitive element as well. DCS had two teams entered in both the U9 and U11 divisions and some fantastic performances throughout the day saw DCS not only win each division but also come runner up as well. Other highlights of the day include Pheobie Opie's thrilling last over, claiming two wickets to earn DCS 2 a narrow victory competition and some coaching tips from Mike Gatting himself. While the day was about developing the children's against Wellington in the U11 competition. Theodore Karageorgiou scored multiple runs throughout the day, including four sixes in one innings against YCIS. Pranav Sethia took ten catches, including five in an innings against YK Pao. In the U9's, Jamie Gray showed excellent technique driving the ball down the ground for several boundaries. Archie Low bowled consistently all day showing great tactical nous in the field.
Dulwich College Shanghai is already looking forward to next summer and the opportunity to host the second Mike Gatting Festival. So lots more cricketing opportunity to come.