Our U14 cricketers have won the Cheshire cup after beating Birkenhead in the final, joining our U12s – who lifted the Campey Cup back in July – as winners of these prestigious county trophies.
The final, played at Chester Boughton Hall cricket club, saw our boys bat first. Despite George Francis’s excellent innings of 39, wickets quickly tumbled, leaving Stockport Grammar with a disappointing 110 runs from 25 overs.
But three early wickets from Seb Croft and Alfie Earith’s four-wicket burst set up Arjun Takiar to dismiss the final Birkenhead batsman, bowling them out for 70 and securing the Lord’s Taverners’ Cup for our team.
Speaking after the boys lifted the trophy, proud coach Mr Stuart Moore said:
This is a deserved victory for the team and they should be proud of their efforts.
It sounds like a cliché, but this was really a season where every member of the team played their part, and I’m looking forward to further success next season!
Back in July, the under-12s secured a one-sided win against their counterparts from King’s Chester, who were bowled out for 41 runs, with Stockport Grammar getting home with the loss of just one wicket to seal the Cheshire cup.
The cup wins mean both teams will now represent Cheshire in the national Lord’s Taverners competition, with a potential final at a major test venue up for grabs.