Langley School Holds Cricket Match

Fifth-graders at The Langley School in McLean participated in the school’s 10th annual cricket match on May 21. First organized by Fifth-Grade Teacher Mark Loach, who was born and raised in England, this much-anticipated day of cricket not only teaches students the finer points of the game, but also provides them with valuable life lessons in sportsmanship, honesty, and respect for other cultures. Wearing traditional white clothing, students divided into Oxford and Cambridge teams to play first and second innings throughout the day. For the past few weeks, they spent their lunch breaks and part of their P.E. classes learning the complex cricket terminology, rules, and techniques. A morning "elevenses" refreshment break, noon luncheon featuring foods from cricket-playing nations, and afternoon cream tea capped off the day and completed the typical cricket experience.