Following outstanding bowling in both the semi-final and final, Bromsgrove School lifted the Chesterton Cup Trophy on Sunday, 20th May at Blackfinch New Road.
The discipline of the bowling unit has been a major strength this season, which reached new heights during the Chesterton Cup Final. With Malvern 42-0 off 4 overs, it was not looking good. Cool, calm captaincy and great skill levels with the ball however, meant the boys restricted a talented Malvern College team to 126 from their 20 overs.
Special mention goes to Tom Maidment taking 5-24, Olly Davidson stepping in at the last minute as a Year 9 boy taking one of the best one-handed catches seen at schoolboy level. Fahd Janjua showed his class with the bat, elegantly making his way to 90 not out off 58 balls. The team won by 7 wickets with 15 balls to spare, a brilliant effort. This was backed up by Dan Meredith taking 4 for 15 and Alex Hinkley making 32 off 25 balls in the semi-final v King’s Worcester.
Dave Fallows, Director of Cricket at Bromsgrove said “this was a fantastic opportunity for the boys to play at a first class ground, experiencing all that goes with it, not to mention it being one of the most picturesque grounds in the country”.