The First XI swiftly put aside their disappointing exit from the National T20 cup last Friday night and enjoyed an emphatic seven wicket victory over RGS on Saturday.
On an overcast morning First XI captain Joe Sullivan won the toss and elected to bowl. The King's bowling unit has performed extremely well this season and Saturday was no different, bowling out RGS for sixty-three! Jamie Hammond did the damage, bowling a fiery opening spell and tore through the RGS top order. Hammond took four early wickets and eventually finished with impressive figures of 4-20 from his seven overs. Hammond was ably supported by Max Richardson, Finn Chance and Ed Burgoyne who all took two wickets apiece.
Batting conditions didn't get any easier and we soon found ourselves at 12-3 in the fifth over. Ali Robb (18*) and Henry Amrstrong (30*) then came together at the crease and showed patience and real maturity to build an unbeaten partnership of fifty-two, taking the side home with plenty of overs to spare.
There were also impressive results throughout the age groups with King's winning eight out of the eleven fixtures against RGS last week. Special mentions should go to Josh Richardson for scoring 100* and Cameron Pipe (62), Monty Jelfs (60), Shrav Raajkumar (71), George Tomlinson (68), Louis Hira (50*) and Will Murray (55*) who all scored half centuries. Whilst Zain Hussain and Barnaby Tripp who both took six wickets and Pete Dorrell who took five. Congratulations to all!