The KING’S Hall Girls and Boys Under-13 cricket teams both took part in the semi-finals of their respective Somerset County Cup competitions at Millfield last week.
In their match, the King’s Daughters fielded Millfield first and limited to 95 runs, thanks to an early wicket from Olivia H and a number of impressive performances, including Faith H who landed a stumping, catch and a run-out.
In response, Lulu R scored 20 outs, after which Emmanuella came in and hit 17 useful runs, but in the end the King’s Daughters finished 10 runs down.
In the boys’ game, King was first to field and thanks to an extremely tight bowling and fielding performance that included three-for-10 figures for Theo L and Nick W, Millfield was fired for 88.
When King’s responded, they battled patiently and scored their points in sensible fashion, with skipper Noah J leading the way by scoring 50 points and leading the team to victory.
Ali Halls, King’s Hall Sporting Director, said: “It was great that our U13 boys and our U13 girls were playing so well. At King’s we have enormous respect for Millfield and I think both results were fair. Millfield’s U13 girls had outstanding bowlers and didn’t give us easy courses.
He continued: “The boys game was hugely exciting and I’m delighted that Paul Thomas’ side qualified for the County Cup in their final season. In his 33 years at King’s Hall, Paul gave so much to cricket during that time.