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King’s U15 Cricketers Retain County T20 Title

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King's U15s have retained the Somerset County T20 title after a convincing 9 wicket win over Millfield.

After the game was postponed the previous day with just 10 overs being bowled at King's College, it was Millfield's opportunity to have home advantage. Yet when King's won the toss and decided to bowl first, the boys were confident of matching, if not improving on the previous day’s positive start.

A couple of fielding errors had the King's early spirit dented, yet when the spin and bounce of Josh Thomas took two quick wickets, the energy levels were raised. Tom Small and Alex Cunningham produced some outstanding pieces of fielding to maintain the pressure on the Millfield batsman and further wickets from George Thomas and Toby Pattemore saw the opposition fall to 50-6 from 13 overs. However, a fine partnership of 70 gave Millfield a good total to defend off 121 in their 20 overs.

Josh Couch set about the chase with intensity, running hard between the wickets and batting positively against the opening bowlers to put the pressure on their lines and lengths, and despite being dismissed for 15, he certainly set the tone for the run chase.

From this point James Rew played the perfect anchor role, going at a run a ball, whilst George Thomas grew in confidence both in ball striking and decisive decision-making as he made a fabulous 79 in 67 balls and sealed the victory with a trademark switch hit 6 that sailed some 30 metres over deep backward point.

George was given Man of the Match for also achieving a bowling figure of 2-9 from 4 overs.

We now play the winners of Devon in the first regional round.

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