MCC Recognition for Bancroft’s Cricketer

Congratulations to Angad Nijjar, our captain of cricket 2017, who was presented with an MCC engraved shield by Matthew Fleming, this year’s President of MCC.

Each year MCC recognises outstanding performances by school cricketers in the annual matches between MCC and school sides.  Players who scores 100 runs or takes 5 wickets in the match are invited to Lord’s Cricket Ground for a special presentation which takes places on the field of play in front of the Lord’s pavilion during the tea interval of a test match. This year the ceremony took place on the Sunday of the test match between England and South Africa.

This year fourteen cricketers from schools around the country were recognised by MCC for their achievements in 2016. Angad Nijjar took 6 for 49 for Bancroft’s v MCC in 2016, a great performance. Previous Bancroftians to attend this presentation were Gareth James and Nigel Jacob in 2010 and 2011; however, Angad will be the first Bancroftian to be recognised twice! He will return again to Lord’s next summer following his score of 130 for the School in the 2017 match v MCC.

Making his 1st XI debut in the L4ths, Angad had a long and successful cricketing career at Bancroft’s and also for club and county. He captained the Essex County team from U9s to U15s and was the Essex County U14 player of the year.  He has recently started at Cardiff University reading Geography.

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