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Matthew Burns

SEDBERGH UNDER 15 CRICKETERS RUNNERS UP IN ENGLISH SCHOOL NATIONAL T20 CRICKET FINALS

Sedbergh had earlier beaten Keswick to claim the right to represent Cumbria. The boys then went on to claim the Northern Schools title beating schools from Lancashire, Cheshire, Durham and Yorkshire. 

As the representatives of the North of England, the team travelled to the finals day held at the prestigious Arundel Castle cricket ground. 

In the semi final, Sedbergh took on the Midlands represented by the much favoured Bromsgrove School.  Bromsgrove won the toss and bowled. After a steady start, Sedbergh really took off. Tom Aspinwall smashed 44, before being stumped, Tom Ogden looked in great form to score 48 and he was accompanied with some cameo batting by Hugh Tyser and Max Jackson. Sedbergh finished on 162. Bromsgrove’s batting struggled due to very tight bowling by Ben Wright and Evan Williams. Sedbergh won by 32 runs and booked a place in the final to play King’s College Taunton. 

In the final Hugh Tyser again excelled with the bat scoring 70, George Barnes and Will Mullins injected energy in to the field, but Sedbergh fell short, eventually losing by 39 runs. 

Sedbergh enjoyed a great cup run and with many boys eligible to play again next year, perhaps we could go one better? For 2018, we will have to suffice with being runners up in a national competition.

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