Sri Lankan Tour A Great Experience For Sixth Formers
The Aldridge Cricket Academy tour to Sri Lanka over February half term produced some excellent cricket and some incredible life-experiences for the 18 BACA and Porstlad Aldridge Community Academy students taking part.
As well as playing six top-level matches, including one at a Test ground, the 11 day tour gave the squad some time away from the crease to experience different aspects of local life and culture.
You can also read about the tour on the Cricket Academy's twitter account:
A very long journey but all settled in at the hotel after a great welcome from the hosts. Training session tomorrow. Get ready to sweat team! 💦🏏🇱🇰 pic.twitter.com/pkWG0NNQcI— Aldridge Cricket (@Aldridge_CA) February 15, 2019
Test match venue to start the tour off with a bang! The squad played some superb cricket for the first match on tour in very challenging heat. 184 by Aldridge was chased down with an over to spare by Stafford International School. Batsman of the match our very own @josef24oneill pic.twitter.com/DeInQYV1dX— Aldridge Cricket (@Aldridge_CA) February 16, 2019
Two excellent T20 matches at De Soysa Stadium. Prince of Wales College came out on top in both. Some very pleasing performances again. Runs from @josef24oneill & @stevenharman286 & top bowling from McCreadie pic.twitter.com/DhB5Voo2J1— Aldridge Cricket (@Aldridge_CA) February 17, 2019
Day of reflection & relaxation. Sobering experience at the Tsunami Museum understanding the impact of the disaster. Then on to Galle Fort to learn about the history of the city. Back to cricket tomorrow 🏏🇱🇰 pic.twitter.com/QC2l3IkN0O— Aldridge Cricket (@Aldridge_CA) February 19, 2019
Today’s venue & opposition, the Foundation of Goodness. A ground built by the support from MCC after the Tsunami. Finally becoming used to the heat & despite the loss still improving. A top day with the gloves & bat for @howzat_dowse. @_MCCFoundation pic.twitter.com/XHw30Cwf1n— Aldridge Cricket (@Aldridge_CA) February 20, 2019
What an unbelievable experience Sri Lanka was, beautiful place and some beautiful match day venues, now time to push on and work towards a big season🇱🇰❤️ pic.twitter.com/sMh8VLqMkp— Josef O'Neill (@josef24oneill) February 25, 2019