16 Feb 2018
Day 8

The boys enjoyed a hearty helping from the buffet for breakfast, before departing for the final match at the Zayed Stadium Nursery Ground. It was a hot day today and the boys found it tough going with the lack of wind in the early part of the day. The captain won the toss and elected to bowl on a 'green top'. This paid off with yet another strong performance with the ball with both William Oates and Richard Heywood having a strong opening spell. The star of the day, however, was Zach Barker taking 5 wickets with some excellent, determined spin bowling. We bowled the opposition out for 173, a fantastic effort in the hot conditions.

We needed a strong effort with the bat to finish the tour off on a high, however it was not meant to be. Once again, we lost regular wickets and were bowled out for 101. A slightly disappointing end to a good tour, but it has shown us what we need to work on in the remaining weeks before the summer term.

The boys settled back into the hotel, enjoying yet another evening buffet before a final night's sleep.