6-wicket win for RGS over close rivals King’s

18 Jul 2013

One of the city’s fiercest sporting rivalries remains that between RGS Worcester and King’s Worcester and the cricketers from the former chalked up a thumping 6-wicket win in last Saturday’s fixture.

Batting first, King’s made an impressive start with Nick Hammond striking a quick 53 and at 70 for 2, off 10 overs, they looked like posting a formidable total. However 4 wickets from RGS quickie Huw Selvey and an excellent spell from Jack Taylor (3-15) halted the run scoring. 15 year old Suleyman Shah then added a very good 3-14 with his off-spinners, which saw King’s collapse to a meager 117 all out on an excellent pitch at Flagge Meadow.

Losing 2 early wickets did not worry the RGS batsmen, with Jack Taylor and Chip Lawton looking comfortable, before Taylor fell for 36. Lawton continued to hit powerfully and finished the game with a fine extra cover drive to end on a match winning 55 not out.

This was the main fixture of the season between the two schools, and the victory gave RGS a clean sweep of three cricketing wins (when added to the t-20 and Chesterton Cup matches) over their nearest competitors.