Published on: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
On Thursday 7th July, with a strong team and following an unbeaten season, the King’s Hall U11 team played in the English Schools Cricket Association National Finals for the third year in a row.
Their first match was a tight game against Whitgift, which just outpowered them with some excellent bowling. However, after this, the nerves settled, and they bounced back and were able to beat Bluecoat Prep School.
They then faced Lochinver House School in the heat of the day and lost by a handful of runs. The team certainly played some great cricket and scored some good runs, which helped put them into the 5th vs 6th playoff. The team played their best cricket of the day against Twyford School scoring well in every pair. When bowling, they took several wickets throughout the innings and held all our catches. This put them in a comfortable position going into the final over. The boys also fielded well, taking a runout on the penultimate ball, and crowning them as 5th best side Nationally!
Their cricket coach and King’s Hall Director of Sport, Mr Halls, is very proud of the team. He said "The team played exceptionally well today, and once their nerves had settled, they started to reap the rewards that they deserved. It was a great experience for all the players and travelling parents, and we couldn't be prouder. The team were certainly humble in defeat and gracious in victory. A big thank you to Chris Twort and Giles Ashman for organising another great tournament, and to Oakham School for hosting us again."
The team comprised: James W, Wilbur M, Humphrey C-S, Billy B, Laszlo L, Felix B, Zac G and William T