01 Jul, Friday

Kings take out national title

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Kings take out national title

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King’s College have added the national title to their Auckland crown with a comprehensive win in the Gillette Cup final in Christchurch.

They had to down the defending champions Christchurch Boys’ High School to claim the title and it took an exceptional bowling performance for them to walk away with the silverware.

King’s won the toss and elected to bat, making 159 all out off 48 overs. Batsman Simon Hickey helped boost the King’s score, making a half century.

In reply Christchurch Boys’ High were never in the hunt, dismissed for 78 in just 34.5 overs. King’s opening bowler Tom Urry ripped through the Christchurch batting line up, taking six wickets for only 10 runs off 8.5 overs.

King’s Coach Roy Goodyear commented on the day that the team were thrilled by the result. 

“The title of wining the Gillette Cup Final will sink in eventually,” he said.

“This team has performed exceptionally well and we’ve only had one bad day in the whole year, so it’s a wonderful moment,” he said. 

“It was an absolutely brilliant performance by Tom Urry: he got six for ten, and that’s just outstanding bowling in anybody’s book.  He was supported by some very good catching so it was a strong effort from the whole team. I’m very proud of the boys.”

King’s College 159 all out (Simon Hickey 51, Mark Chapman 22, Edward Nuttall 3/17) defeated Christchurch Boys’ High School 78 all out (Tom Urry 6/10, Simon Hickey 2/14) by 81 runs.