RGS Worcester – through to next round of National t20 competition

03 May 2013

In a three-way first-round tie for the National Schools t20 Competition, RGS Worcester won through to the next round after convincoing wins against King’s Worcester and Llandovery College.

The first match saw an all Worcester affair. Good oKing’s batting set a challenging total of 140 off the 20 overs. Losing a few early wickets was a set back to RGS, but when Captain Dan Goodyear joined Chip Lawton, the pair started to play confidently and eventually dominated the King’s attack passing the total with an over to spare.

After Llandovery College’s narrow victory over King’s, the third and final match would be the decider. Llandovery batted first but excellent swing bowling by RGS paceman Wills Bury proved too much for the Welshmen as he took the top three batsmen. Eventually Llandovery managed 105, which was never going to be enough as Dan Goodyear, Chip Lawton and Jack Taylor all got into the 30s to win comfortably.

Mike Wilkinson, Head of Cricket at RGS Worcester: “I was delighted with the attitude and consistency shown by the team in both games, although the matches will certainly get tougher in the next round. We’re indebted to our grounds staff, who prepared the pitch due to a late switch from King’s who have suffered after the dreadful weather during the winter.”