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International cricket tour for Ridgewood boys

Will, Joe and Oliver visited Sri Lanka with the South Yorkshire U14 team

While temperatures in England have been steadily dropping in recent weeks, Ridgewood Year 9 students Joe Toole, Will Rudkin and Oliver Cheesewright faced quite the opposite. They were selected for the South Yorkshire U14 cricket team tour to Sri Lanka, and sped off to sunnier climes to take on their opposition.

Joe, Will and Oliver played three games for the U14s during the tour. Conditions were tough for them, playing in temperatures above 33 degrees and coming up against some very good opposition. The team lost the first two games, but came back fighting and showing resilience. They managed a win in the final game, and were the only South Yorkshire side to do so.

It was a brilliant experience for all the boys involved. As well as learning from a cricketing perspective how differently the game is played there, they also experienced a new and fascinating culture.

Congratulations to the boys and the rest of the team.