Oundle youngsters are cricket record-breakers

Tristan Tusa (left) and Simon Fernandes
Tristan Tusa (left) and Simon Fernandes

Records tumbled when Oundle 1st XI cricket team took on Loughborough Grammar School.

With only 10 overs being possible before the players were taken off due to the rain, Oundle’s opening partnership of Tristan Tusa, 17, and Simon Fernandes, 15, then went on to score more than 300 runs when play resumed.

Their batting helped propel Oundle to an insurmountable total of 344 off just 40 overs. 

Tristan Tusa’s 203, compiled in just 136 balls, featured 17 sixes and was the highest score by an individual player for Oundle in more than 100 years.

Simon scored 102, which contributed to the opening stand of 311.

The rain intervened once more and Loughborough were set a revised target of 256 off 30 overs. They never looked like reaching their target, eventually ending on 154-9.

Head of cricket John Wake said: “This was a fabulous win that only furthers the rise of 1st XI cricket at Oundle.

“The 300 runs were added after the resumption in only 30 overs.

“Tusa’s double century was the first against schools since records began in 1876.”