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9 July 2017

An exceptional season of cricket for our 1st XI cricket boys

1st XI against Twyford School (Bunbury Cup)

On a blistering hot day King's Hall travelled to Twyford for the National Cup Quarter Final. Batting first James Rew and George Thomas got the team off to a fantastic start again. George fell LBW when the score was 170 and with good players to come a big score was looming. Charlie Sharland and Josh Couch made useful contributions to keep to score moving, but James Rew batted through the innings for 104*. A total of 240 was an excellent start. In reply Charlie Sharland (1-24) and Joe Seymour made an excellent start and they were well supported by Josh Thomas (3-43) and Rufus Williams Pritchard (2-51). Some sloppy fielding tarnished some of those figures and our fielding was generally below par. Twyford reached 212-8 in their 30 overs, and whilst they were never really in the chase there were some moments when a little sloppiness almost let them in. An excellent match and a fine victory, with a semi Final against St Bede's the reward.

1st XI against St Bedes (Semi-Final of the Bunbury Cup)

Friday 30th June saw the 1st XI compete in the Semi-Finals of the Bunbury Cup and managed a convincing win against a strong side who has travelled from Sussex for the fixture. Batting first King’s scored 146 with important contributions from James Rew (23) Aman Rao (44), Josh Thomas (22) and Ben Davies (20). On a tricky pitch this was always a decent score and the boys took lots of confidence from the fact that many different player contributed. In reply Joe Seymour (1-13) bowled well and Josh Thomas (3-17) then removed two key players to put King’s firmly in control. Charlie Sharland (4-25) and George Thomas (2-7) applied the pressure and St Bede’s were unable to put together a good chase. They were eventually bowled out for 91 and a victory by 55 runs. On Tuesday 11th July, King’s Hall players will travel to Oakham for the National Finals against Solihull. A wonderful end to a fantastic season!

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