Theological colleges play for cricket cup
31 May 2012
Last Saturday three theological colleges, Trinity, Wycliffe Hall (Oxford) and Oak Hill (London), played each other in a series of 15-over cricket matches in Oxford.
It was the first time the Trinity team had played together on a pitch: when the challenge to play came from Wycliffe, Trinity did not have a cricket team. But the student body rose to the occasion, started practising at the nets, and were ready to take on their opponents.
Trinity did not necessarily expect to win (this is diputed by some) but went out to enjoy the matches, encouraged by a good crowd of supporters on what was named 'Trinity Hill' for the day.
The score? Wycliffe won the first match against Oak Hill. And the second against Trinity (Wycliffe 100 for 6 off 15 overs; Trinity 89 for 9 off 15 overs). Oak Hill then beat Trinity (Oak Hill 130 for 3 off 15 overs; Trinity 90 all out off 15 overs). So the cup went to Wyciffe (congratulations!).
Trinity hopes to keep a team going this summer and to try for the cup next year.