KES cricketers take on PG Wodehouse's old team - The Stratford Observer

KES cricketers take on PG Wodehouse's old team

YOUNG cricketers at King Edward VI School in Stratford have been batting it out against an historic team.

As part of their summer cricket programme, KES welcomed the Authors’ XI in the inaugural battle of the quill and ink.

The game was a closely fought match with saw KES’s team – Shakespeare’s XI – snatch victory in the final over.

The Authors is one of the world’s oldest wandering cricket teams dating back to the Edwardian times.

The team is an offshoot of the Authors Club, founded in 1891 for writers to meet and talk. PG Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle and JM Barrie were regulars in the side, which would play the Actors and the Publishers each year at Lord’s.

In further cricketing news, the school is putting on ‘An Evening with Jonathan Agnew’, BBC chief cricket correspondent and world-renowned cricket commentator, on Wednesday September 20.

‘Aggers’ will talk about the world of cricket from behind the microphone and there will be an opportunity for the audience to pose questions.

Tickets can be purchased by searching for Jonathan Agnew on


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