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    King's Win Cricket Cup by One Run in Breathtaking Final

    King's Win Cricket Cup by One Run in Breathtaking Final

    Kings U11 cricketers remained unbeaten all season as they clinched a final victory in a sizzling cup final on Friday against Manchester Grammar School. In a nail-biting game at King’s  Cumberland Street site, it was team Captain, Christian Smith, who took the last three wickets to see King’s win the AJIS Under 11 Cup by a single run.

     

    MGS had seemingly been cruising to victory on 74 – 0 chasing 102, when the King’s bowlers began to snaffle wickets courtesy of accurate line and length and supportive fielding.

     

    James Waters set up the win with an incisive spell but Christian Smith finished the job with three quick wickets to take the silverware by a single run.

     

    After opting to bat first, King's had amassed a defendable total of 102-4 from their 16 overs, with Charlie Kaye (19), Christian Smith (27 ret) and Joe Moores (28 ret) the main contributors. 

     

    King’s Coach Nick Barker said: “This was a fantastic performance from all of the boys and they deserve great credit for their outstanding efforts through the season. They finish the season unbeaten, which is an incredible achievement, with great promise as they move into the Senior School in September.”

     

    From left to right are Joseph Bailey-Heald, Zac Farrer, Charlie Kaye, Christian Smith, Joe Moores, Simon Shadwell, Sam Booth, Callum Richardson and James Waters.

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