Wednesday 9 July 2014 

Cranleigh Celebrate National Title

The victorious Cranleigh team are the first from Surrey to win the Lord's Taverners Trophy
The victorious Cranleigh team are the first from Surrey to win the Lord's Taverners Trophy
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Cranleigh School beat Sedbergh School at Oakham School by 171 runs to lift the 2014 to become the ECB/ESCA National Under-15 champions, lifting the Lord's Taverners Trophy.

They are the first Surrey team to win the trophy and emerged as winners from more than 1,200 teams that started out with title ambitions.

The tournament is played over two school seasons, meaning the champion side has to play at a consistently high level.

"It is so exciting to bring this trophy to Surrey," Martin Allison, the team's coach, said.

"The team has had an outstanding season already. This is a splendid end  to a truly amazing cup run from a remarkable group of boys who will, I’m sure, continue to do great things in cricket at Cranleigh over the next three years," he added.

"We even managed to out run the weather yesterday. The turnout was fantastic and it was great to see such support for the boys.

"They paid the crowd back with such a superb performance that the second innings lasted less than 17 overs."

The team on the day were: Angus Dahl, Freddie Austin, Lewis Bedford, Josh Turner, Sam Dickson, Ed Cooper, Ed Tristem, Nat Lubbock, Harry Horstead, Jamie Bloomfield, James Vickery and Will Vincent. 

Meanwhile Callum Job and Benjy Carr, who didn’make it to Oakham, played key roles during the second year of the competition.

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