National Cricket Champions

Posted: 05/09/2019

Congratulations to the boys' U17 cricket team who were crowned National Champions on 4th September 2019. The match against Bede's School was won by 5 runs. 

After winning the toss, Bede's took early wickets to reduce Bromsgrove to 36-3. Bromsgrove recovered with a stand of 42 between Awais M and Mo T, which started a slow but assured rebuild. Awais then took control of the innings, batting through to make 78 not out, an outstanding match winning innings. Cameos from Freddie F and Henry M helped Bromsgrove stay in the game and post 158 from their 35 overs. This was slightly below par, but Bede's were most impressive with their fielding, being the best we have seen this year, as well as their bowlers having great discipline.

Bromsgrove took two early wickets to reduce the visitors to 18 for two, Jasper D taking both with an outstanding spell with the new ball, taking the prized wicket of Worrell in particular with an unplayable delivery! Spin twins Freddie F and Dan M then squeezed through the middle overs to build the pressure, bowling 14 over for 45 runs with three wickets falling. Henry M and Jasper D returned to bowl important overs towards the end, before Joe M stepped up to bowl three fantastic overs under huge pressure, taking 2 wickets for 18 runs from his 3 overs, including the last over with 9 runs to defend.

With two stumpings and a run out in the final over, Bromsgrove became National Champions by 5 runs in an amazing close final. A special mention also to Tom C for taking three stumpings and two fantastic run outs under pressure.

Bromsgrove beat King’s, Trent, Shrewsbury, Myrescough, Stamford and eventually Bede's along the way to become National Champions from ninety Schools who entered.

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