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The School’s U14 cricketers have been crowned county champions in an impressive afternoon against St George’s, Weybridge in the Surrey Schools Cricket Association U14 Final.
On a fine summer's day St John's won the toss and selected to bat, building a formidable 184 off their 30 overs. With our openers laying the foundation, particularly wicket keeper Harry Mead scoring a gritty 37, we were able to attack in the latter overs. Edward Timpson batted superbly with a match winning contribution of 48 runs off 41 balls.
From the first over of St George's reply, St John's fielded with their trademark aggression and focus. With captain Will Farnsworth controlling the opposition's run rate the pressure was always on the batting side. Jonny Pagett, who has consistently performed well this season, spun his side to victory with four wickets for 27 runs from his six overs taking the wickets of their key batsman. The game was wrapped up by Aron Tubman who bowled with phenomenal pace and finished with three wickets for 24 runs off his six overs.
St George's finished 120 all out in the 25th over crowning St John's School ‘School Association Champions’.
On winning, team captain Will Farnsworth commented: "It is a fantastic achievement for a team that have only just come together this year to beat a well-established St George's side. We are all excited for next year's English Schools National Cup. I think I speak for all of us in thanking Mr Bruggemann and Mr Pepper for preparing us so well this year."
Teacher of Mathematics and team coach Laurence Bruggemann added: “The team have worked exceptionally hard all year to strive for better in everything they do and their victory is just reward."
This victory has enabled the team to represent Surrey in the English Schools National Cup next year – we wish them the very best and look forward to seeing how they get on.
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