King's Worcester

20 May

King’s 1st XI make impressive start to the season!

The 1st XI cricketers have made an excellent start to the season and have already achieved seven victories across the various formats in which they have played.

The whole squad put in a huge amount of time over the winter period to develop as individuals and the benefit has been clear to see. The boys have wanted to play with freedom whenever possible and as a result this has lead to an exciting brand of cricket being played.

Director of Cricket, Mr Greenall says “After a tough year last year, it has been great to see the boys gel as a group and be genuinely keen to work hard and do well for each other this season. We don’t place a huge emphasis on results but more on the process we want to go through to achieve success. All winter the focus has been to get the players to understand the things they are good at and to back their own ability”.

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There have been some outstanding team and individual performances so far this season against Monmouth, KES Birmingham, Bishop’s Stortford and Bromsgrove, with every single member of the team contributing positively at various points. However, the highlight so far was at the area stage of the National T20, where we beat both Dean Close and RGS to win the area cup and progress through to the next round of the competition.

Against Dean Close we scored 125, thanks to a blistering innings from Josh R, who was given good support from George T and Seth E at the back end of the innings. The bowlers then did well to restrict the Dean Close batters, taking wickets at regular intervals, and were able to bowl out the opposition for 110.

We then met RGS Worcester in the final. Once again the batters got us off to a great start but we then lost our way in the middle, losing three quick wickets. Sam H and Cam J batted magnificently, putting on 63 in quick fire time, to allow us to reach a total of 142 from our 20 overs. Opening bowlers, Monty J and George B then did the damage with the new ball and RGS found themselves 29 for 5 after only 5 overs, which effectively meant the game was done.

King's 1st XI make impressive start to the season!

Mr Greenall adds “The performances from the whole team in both games were outstanding. We took the game to the opposition and looked to put them under pressure at every opportunity. It was also great to see the strength in depth we have at King’s, as the side included two players from Year 9 and one from Year 10, all of whom took on responsibility at key times.”

The next round of the National T20 is Saturday 21st May and is away to Warwick School.

Read here to find out how the U15 girls did in their T20 Schools Cup Competition.