Monday, May 21st, 2018

Bromsgrove School Lift Chesterton Cup At Blackfinch New Road

Bromsgrove School Lift Chesterton Cup At Blackfinch New Road

bromsgrove school lifted the chesterton cup and denied opponents malvern college the treble with a seven wicket win in the final at sun drenched New Road.

an unbeaten 90 off just 55 balls from fahd janjua sealed victory for bromsgrove who themselves had won the competition three years in a row from 2013 to 2015.

malvern college totalled 126-8 in their 20 overs with worcestershire ccc academy player jack haynes scoring 43 off 32 balls.

tom maidment returned the fine figures of 4-0-24-5 for bromsgrove and then janjua struck two sixes and 15 fours in his match-winning knock.

in the first semi-final, malvern college overcame rgs worcester by 26 runs.

sean aggarwal struck 50 off 35 deliveries with eight fours for the college who amassed 167-4.

rgs worcester were bowled out for 141 in 19.2 overs despite 35 from jude rees with haynes (4-0-20-3) and aaron tomson (4-0-30-2) the most successful bowlers.

bromsgrove school defeated king’s school, worcester by 15 runs in the second semi-final.

alex hinkley top-scored with 32 off 25 balls and finlay chance finished with figures of 4-0-23-5.

when king’s batted they were restricted to 132-9 despite a run a ball 36 from henry armstrong as dan meredith (3-0-15-4) enjoyed himself with the ball.

george chesterton founded the competition in 1991 for schools across the midlands.

he played for worcestershire ccc – for whom he had a spell as president between 1990 and 1993 – and the mcc in a first class career lasting from 1949 until 1966.

he was also a master in charge of cricket at malvern college.