7 August 2017
Smeed Brothers Help the South West to Victory at Bunbury
The Smeed brothers, William and Henry, have just returned from a successful week at the Bunbury Festival at Stowe School where they helped the South West to victory in the English Schools' Cricket Association Under 15 T20.
William, who is 15 years old and currently in the fourth form at King’s, captained the West of England team, while his younger brother Henry is in the year below. The brothers previously attended Millfield School before joining King’s last year.
Both boys were selected a year young into the squad (William last year) and have done themselves proud.
William captained the team and made an unbeaten 56 off 48 balls with eight 4s to lead the South West to victory by five wickets in the final over against London East Schools.
Earlier this season William played in the highly successful King's First XI as a 15 year-old, winning the Batsman of the Season Award – something that isn't achieved very often by such a young player.
Similarly, brother Henry also had an excellent season, scoring a century for King's Under 14s against Cornwall and captaining his team to win the Somerset Schools County Cup final (against Millfield) for the fourth consecutive year.
In addition to the Smeeds’ selection, King's also had a couple of other players who were in contention for selection for Bunbury. As such, the school continues to nurture the talent they have at the school.
Both Smeed brothers play age group cricket for Somerset – William is on the Somerset Academy while Henry is a member of the Somerset Emerging Player Programme.
Phil Lewis, Director of Cricket at King’s College said: “This is the first time ever that we have had brothers playing together for the same team at the Bunbury Festival. Both William and Henry are very exciting cricketing talents and we look forward to them developing their talents with us further over the next few years.”