King's School Under-18s Are Cricket Champions
THE King s School Ely cemented their place as champions of Cambridgeshire cricket by winning the under-18 Solway Cup for the first time in 12 years, beating Cromwell by 19 runs in the final. Sam Frost top-scored with a rapid 54, but there were useful cont
THE King's School Ely cemented their place as champions of Cambridgeshire cricket by winning the under-18 Solway Cup for the first time in 12 years, beating Cromwell by 19 runs in the final.
Sam Frost top-scored with a rapid 54, but there were useful contributions too from Nick Pope (22), Jamie Saunter (17) and Sam Montague-Fuller (18 off 15 balls) as Kings made 179 off their 30 overs.
In reply Nick Seaman removed the dangerous Chris Cunningham for a duck, but Kieran Cunningham led a spirited Cromwell response with 96 off 75 balls.
Kings' bowlers held their nerve however, and James Turner took 2 for 25 with his controlled leg spin.
Cunningham was eventually dismissed (caught by Duncan Muil at long off from Seaman's bowling) just short of his century, as Cromwell ran out of overs.
The team has made huge progress this year, winning seven of their last 12 matches with James Turner taking 35 wickets and both Freddy Steele and Nick Seaman exceeding 20.
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Back row (l - r): Sam Frost, Leo Edwards, Nick Pope, Jamie Saunter, Duncan Muil, Nick Seaman, Freddy Steele.
Front row (l - r): Tom Pitfield, James Turner, Luke Cunnah, Sam Montague-Fuller.