23 December 2017
OA Tom Banton Achieves Top Cricketing Score
OA Tom Banton was very much to the fore as the England Under 19s maintained their 100% record in the Tri-Series in Potchefstroom with an emphatic eight-wicket win against South Africa, to seal their place in the final.
Batting first, the hosts posted 248 for nine, with Banton taking two catches and claiming a stumping behind the wicket.
The former King’s College captain then returned to the middle to share an opening stand of 109, which resulted in him achieving the title of top scorer, with 74 from 80 balls, 10 fours and a six as England reached their target for the loss of two wickets with almost nine overs to spare.
Afterwards, Tom said: "I felt that it was my last chance as I had failed previously on the tour, so I felt a lot of pressure on me. I just went out with no fear as I felt that is how I bat at my best.”
"We knocked off 260 for 2 wickets in 42 overs. Our captain, Will Jacks, and number 3, Harry Brook have been superb all tour and they have both backed me all the way, which has been really good!"
Tom added: "The atmosphere around the camp at the moment is unreal!"