Lord Taverner’s Cup Finals - Hurstpierpoint College

Lord Taverner’s Cup Finals

The U14As played in the Lord Taverner’s Cup finals day on Monday 26th June. A 12-man squad took on Lancing in the semi-final. Hurst produced an excellent bowling display to restrict Lancing to just 99 runs off their 20 overs.

The Hurst top order knocked off the runs in just 11 overs in a dominant performance. Sam S ended up on an impressive 53 off just 38 balls and Oli W produced a great sporting moment as he blocked out two balls to allow Sam to get his 50 and the winning runs.

The final was played shortly afterward and saw Hurst vs Bedes playing for the trophy. Hurst won the toss and made a perfect start in the field leaving Bedes 5-3. This was largely due to a great opening spell from Edmund F and Jack K.

However, thanks to some strong batting from ex-England wicketkeeper Matt Prior’s son scoring a well-paced 50. On a turning pitch, Bedes ended up on a very respectable 131. Unfortunately, the Hurst batters struggled to get going, largely due to some excellent spin bowling from Bedes.

Hurst fell short of the total, but still ended the day as the 2nd best T20 team in Sussex.