Woodhouse Grove Win National T20 Title

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Woodhouse Grove beat Millfield to lift the title
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West Yorkshire school Woodhouse Grove are celebrating after winning the National Schools Twenty20 competition on finals day at Arundel to crown an outstanding season of schools cricket.

They have won all 18 of their completed matches - regular school matches and T20 games and Woodhouse Grove beat the highly rated Millfield School from Somerset by 57 runs in the Twenty20 final.

Captain Dylan Budge and Bradford & Bingley batsman Patrick Dixon played the decisive stand as Woodhouse Grove reached a demanding 178 for four in their 20 overs.

Budge, who made 81 before he was caught on the long-off boundary off the last ball of the innings, put on 107 in 13.2 overs with Dixon, who was stumped on 54. Then George Styles hit 22 off 12 balls, including one six and three fours.

Millfield were in trouble at 44 for four and 70 for five before captain John Stratton led a revival with 52 before he was stumped. They never recovered from that blow and they finished on 131 for nine with slow left-arm bowler Larry Edward taking four for 11.

Woodhouse Grove beat Tonbridge by 55 runs in their semi-final with Budge again showing good form with 61 while slow left arm bowler Ahmed took three for 18 and right-arm pace bowler Jibrael Malik four for 18.

Millfield beat Bedford by 38 runs in the other semi-final. The former Sussex player John Barclay presented the trophy.

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