The U11 boys were crowned the West of England winners earlier this week in a nail biting final.
Congratulations to the U11 boys cricket team who travelled to King’s College Taunton on Monday to represent Devon in the regional school finals. Exeter played against the schools representative from Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset.
In the morning the team played Dorset and Cornwall, experimenting with their bowling order, fielding positions and batting strokes. Pleasingly, Exeter won both games which resulted in the last game v Somerset (Taunton School) the final.
The boys lost the toss and batted first. The batting on display was mature, clever and tactical. Some excellent singles were run having played a straight bat, using the pace of the bowling. In addition some beautiful text book shots were selected in order to score some lovely boundaries. Exeter set a healthy target for Taunton to chase.
William M, the captain, made some excellent choices when setting the field and the bowling order. A highlight of the innings was off of Dylan T’s bowling’s, 4 catches were taken in one over….. one after the other!! Aayush D took one on his knees and Max dP took one on the boundary over his head! Over all, the result came down to the last 3 balls of the game and the team took 10 wickets in the innings, winning by 6 runs.
The team now travel up to Oakham for the national finals, taking place in the last week of term. Well done to all 9 players, it was a phenomenal result and game to witness. We wish you every success in Leicester.