Cricket superstar Freddie enters King's Ely record books

PUBLISHED: 11:37 29 June 2017

Freddie Fairey

Freddie Fairey

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A cricketer at King's Ely Junior is celebrating entering the school's record books, having achieved 1,000 runs in a single season.

Freddie Fairey has reached 1,048 runs representing the school at senior and junior level, whilst captaining the U13A side.

The 13-year-old, who still has six fixtures to play this season, has already accumulated four centuries, including a top score of 168 not out, and five half centuries, including three for the senior school, which featured a 97 for the 1st XI against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). His average currently stands at 116.44.

Freddie has also shone for Norfolk U13 & U14 sides with 308 runs in total, including 124 against Surrey U14s and an 82 for Norfolk U13s against Cambridgeshire.

Ben Edmondson, director of sport and head of cricket at King’s Ely, said: “Freddie has shown a fantastic attitude towards his development over the off season.

“He has completely re-modelled his set up and taken a more aggressive approach to his batting.

“This, combined with his outstanding mental attitude and desire to score runs, has seen him flourish this season.

“He works extremely hard at all facets of his game and his achievements for both school and county are testament to his work ethic and attitude.”

Freddie is currently the leading run scorer across the whole of King’s Ely.

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