KING’S Ely has started the cricket season with a huge success story after the U13A team won the annual Witham Hall School Tournament last weekend.

In the first game, King’s Ely Junior played St John’s of Cambridge. King’s Ely bowled well and their fielding was exemplary, restricting St John’s to just 59 all out in their 12 overs. Their top order batsmen Freddie Fairey and Ben Marshall shepherded the chase to win by nine wickets.

The next opponents were Wisbech, and King’s Ely again bowled first. Some fiery bowling from Ben Wilcox and accurate bowling from all others restricted Wisbech to just 55-3 in their 12 overs. Once again King’s Ely’s Freddie Fairey and Ben Marshall guided the chase before hitting the winning runs.

In the final game, King’s Ely played Witham Hall in what was essentially a final within the round robin, and this time were sent in to bat. King’s Ely got off to a great start with a 50 partnership before others chipped in to set the biggest score of the day at 85. The King’s Ely fielding and bowling was, once again, too strong for the opposition as they bowled Witham Hall out in the 11th over, resulting in a clean sweep for King’s Ely Junior 1st XI and a trophy to return home with.

After the win, Director of Sport and Head of Cricket, Ben Edmondson, spoke about the team’s outstanding performances: The boys displayed an extremely good team performance across all three games with every individual doing their bit in each one of our victories. It was enjoyable to witness their hard work in the winter nets paying off on the field.”

With its specialist coaching programme and excellent facilities, King’s Ely has a very bright future in this area with some real promise coming through over the coming years.

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