June 16, 2014

Schoolboy takes 10 for 2

On the day England's bowlers fell a wicket short of a remarkable Test win at Lord's, a 13-year old bowler took astonishing figures of 5-3-2-10 to bowl Sexey's School to victory

On the day England's bowlers fell a wicket short of a remarkable Test win at Lord's, a 13-year old bowler took astonishing figures of 5-3-2-10 to bowl Sexey's School to victory in an Under-14 match in Somerset. Tommy Stewart skittled the Gryphon School for 24, successfully defending the target of 104. He bowled nine batsmen, and caught and bowled the other one. The only runs he conceded were off wides.

"I was disappointed to have got out to a poor shot when I batted and (teacher) Mr Balch told me to channel my frustration into my bowling," Stewart told Western Morning News. "I was just trying to bowl in good areas but the ball was swinging a bit and the wickets just kept falling. I think I'm the first Sexey's player ever to take ten wickets and I'm very proud of that."

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