On Tuesday, the year 10s faced King Edward’s in the first round of the County Cup. Having lost the toss, Nether Stowe were put in to bat. We got off to a flying start, with Foxley smashing the ball to all parts. With his opening partner Turner, they quickly put on a 100 partnership off just 6 overs. After 9 overs, Foxley reached his 100, off an estimated 40 balls with a big 6, his first 100 in any form of cricket. 100s in school cricket are very rare, so this was a fantastic achievement. After 12 overs, Foxley called his side in, declaring on 144-0, Turner finishing 25*. Martin picked up a wicket in the first over, clean bowling one of the openers. Year 7 Turner also bowled well on debut. One of the King Eddie’s openers managed to get to 50, before Foxley’s spin bought another wicket thanks to an excellent catch from Dixon. In the end, King Eddie’s finished on 118-2 off their 16 overs meaning that Nether Stowe won by 26 runs. The boys now advance to the 2nd round, where they will play St. Margaret Ward Academy from Stoke at home.
Result: Nether Stowe 144-0 (Foxley 100*, Turner 25*) beat King Edward VI 118-2
(Martin 1-11, Foxley 1-14) by 26 runs.