Derby Grammar School: Sun, Sea and Stumps!
Derby Grammar School are currently enjoying their cricket tour to Sri Lanka unfortunately they have been beaten in their first two matches versus tough Sri Lankan opposition, the Foundation of Goodness (FOG) Academy.
The foundation was set up in Sri Lanka to help with educating local communities and providing services such as improving housing, water sanitation and electricity. This was the case from 1999 until the Boxing Day tsunami disaster in 2004 when the foundation changed its focus to helping to rebuild the lives of local people. From 2007 to today the foundation has been heavily involved in assisting to stabilise the long term development of the country, with the foundation being at the forefront of education in the area. For us at Teamlink working with foundations such as FOG is very important and we are always looking to be a part of projects that want to help local communities to develop. To visit FOGs website click here.
Even though Derby put up a very brave attempt to thwart FOG, in the end they just couldn’t compete with Sri Lankans losing the first match of their cricketing tour by 9 wickets.
Teamlink Score Centre: Match 1
35 overs - Derby Grammar School 122runs all out in 32.3 overs
FOG Academy 127runs for 01 in 18.3 overs
Even though they were beaten quite comprehensively they did not let this get them down and came out fighting in the next fixture of their tour. Unfortunately the Sri Lankans were just too much for Derby as they were beaten by 65 runs in a short over game. On the bright side Derby Grammar gained some invaluable experience of the sub-continent’s conditions, which certainly favoured the home team and Derby Grammar no doubt in shock that it wasn’t raining whilst they were playing cricket.
The result may have looked a lot different if Derby Grammar had played FOG on a green ‘seamer’ during the infamous British summer.
Teamlink Score Centre: Match 2
10 overs - FOG Academy 127runs for 07 in 10 overs
Derby Grammar School 62runs all out in 9.4 overs