Wilson Stuart School Crowned as 2017 National Table Cricket Champions

Wilson Stuart School won the prestigious Lord’s Taverner’s National Table Cricket Competition on Friday 9th June, to complete a remarkable quadruple without losing match during the 2016/17 Table Cricket Season. In total, the team played 22 matches during the season and finished up winning every single one of them taking the following titles along the way.

  • CP Sport – National Table Cricket Winner December 2016
  • Warwickshire Table Cricket Winners March 2017
  • West Midlands Table Cricket Winners May 2017
  • Lord’s Taverners National Table Cricket Champions June 2017

The biggest achievement of the 4 titles being  victorious at the Lord’s Taverners 2017 National Table Cricket Finals at the home of cricket, Lord’s Cricket Ground, on 9th June.

Hosted at the Nursery Pavilion, it was Wilson Stuart School who claimed the championship having won their regional heat in the West Midlands before making their way to the national finals where they won their three group matches after losing the toss and being put into bat in each game by posting scores of 268, 312 and 309 to reach the final where they were again put into bat first and successfully defended a score of 258 and winning by 10 runs.  Which was an amazing turn around for a team which had finished 9th at last year’s National Finals an experience which taught them a lot going into this year’s event.  Four players in the winning team this year were present last year and were able to pass their experience onto the three new comers, with a special mention for Georgia Child who finished the competition with the player of the tournament along with a winners medal a remarkable achievement for someone who had only just started playing the game in September 2016.

In the 2017 competition, now in its 19th year, more than 300 schools have taken part and after county and regional heats, the final nine teams made it to the final after winning their own regional competition:

• Thomas Wolsey School

• Samuel Laycock School

• Ulverston Victoria School

• Angmering School

• Wilson Stuart School

• Beech Academy

• Woodlands School

• Victoria Education Centre

• The Glebe School

Click here to read an article in the Telegraph.

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