KING’S Ely cricketers became county champions yesterday (11) after beating rivals Kimbolton with a score of 113 for 7 in the 20/20 County Cup final.
This latest victory puts the U15 1st XI team through to the regionals later this month.
Kimbolton put on a good game with a respectable 87 for 9, but it wasn’t enough to stop the likes of Mark Parry, Ed Goff, Ned Bent and Jacob Maton, who have all made history at the school with impressive runs. Jacob and Ned recently put on a 203 run stand, which is the highest ever recorded in the history of King’s Ely, and Jacob scored a remarkable 151. Mark and Ed scored the second highest partnership in the school’s history for the 15As against Wellingborough. The pair added 178 in their stand, which lasted an enduring two and a half hours. Mark made 108 and Ed was 75 not out.
The boys have only just come back down to earth after winning the 2012 Solway Cup earlier in the year, which was brought forward due to last summer’s bad weather.
“Winning two county cups in the same year is a great result for the school,” said Director of Sport, Ben Edmondson.