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14 July 2017

It's Cricket Festival Season Here at King's

King’s College welcomes the English Schools Cricket Association (ESCA) West Cricket Festivals this summer.

The festivals, run by Malcolm Broad from the West Cricket Festivals, are an annual event at the school. Throughout the holidays, the school opens its grounds and facilities to teams from all over the world.

As well as counties within the UK, including Northern Ireland and Guernsey, we will be joined by teams from California, Trinidad & Tobago, South Africa, and Barbados.

King’s has had another strong year of cricket: our Under 15A cricket team were crowned the South West champions earlier this year and came fourth nationally in the ESCA cup; our girl cricketers won the Under 15 Lady Taverners county trophy and also retained their Broderick Cup title for the second consecutive year; and our 1st XI side made it to the regional final of the National T20 Schools Competition as well as another very impressive season against counties, clubs and university sides. There have been a number of notable performances from several players throughout the season, many of whom play for county Academy teams. Tom Banton, our 1st XI captain this year, has been picked for the Somerset T20 squad and Eddie Byrom has recently made his first-class debut for Somerset, opening the batting with Marcus Trescothick.

In week one of the cricket festivals last year, we were joined by none other than Freddie Flintoff… will we be joined by other cricketing stars this year…?

The festivals will commence on Sunday 16 July through to Wednesday 23 August.

Further information and schedules can be found here:

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