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Old Leysians lift The Cricketer Trophy with victory over Old Kings




Andrew Gale in action for Old Leysians in the win over Kimbolton. Picture: Keith Heppell
Andrew Gale in action for Old Leysians in the win over Kimbolton. Picture: Keith Heppell

Old Leysians lifted The Cricketer Trophy with a six-wicket win over Old Kings at Gerrards Cross Sports Club.

In the schools’ competition final, Old Kings, Wimbledon won the toss and elected to bat first.

Old Leysians did well to take out the top order to leave their opponents on 77 for 5.

But Old Kings rallied and, helped by Barnaby Oates (33) and Alex Hunt (29), were eventually dismissed for 183.

Andrew Salvesen took five for 62 and Milan Mniszko claimed three for 35.

Mniszko smashed 55 off 41 balls and Christopher Tapping plundered 79 in a first-wicket stand of 107.

Patrick Miller’s unbeaten 29 then helped them over the line with 184 for 3 to secure the trophy.

Old Leysians also kept up the pressure on the top two in the Cambs & Hunts Premier League, Division Two, with a 66-run win over Kimbolton on Saturday.

They were put into bat first and Mniszko’s 117 and Andrew Gale’s 83, in a second-wicket stand of 187, helped them to 242 for 5.

Kimbolton were then stopped on 176 for 9 at the end of their 50 overs.

Mniszko snared four for 60 and Issy Routledge captured three for 31.

It means Old Leysians are second in the table, 31 points behind Newmarket.



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