West Buckland School’s U13 first XI were crowned county cricket champions on Wednesday 21st June after defeating Mount Kelly in the Devon Cricket U13 T20 Cup Final. Played at Sandford Cricket Club near Crediton, the West Buckland boys won by 32 runs, after making 132-8, with Ed Broggio in Year 7 top scoring with 27 runs not out. Henry Cooper in Year 8 then took three wickets for 15 runs as Mount Kelly were reduced to 100-9. Man of the match was Henry Cooper who also contributed 22 runs with the bat, in addition to his three wickets.
Our U14 cricket team also made their county final after an excellent win against local rivals Shebbear on Monday 19th June. The final was played at West Buckland on Thursday 22nd June against Blundell’s School. Despite some good performances, West Buckland finished runners up after Blundell’s put in a strong batting display, scoring 167-5, with the West Buckland XI managing 103 in reply.
This was the first year any West Buckland teams had progressed to the finals of this tournament and both teams can be proud of their excellent achievements.