Spin wizard George Connolly tied the opposition in knots as the King’s Under-13 cricket team lifted the Cheshire Cup.
Known as the School’s mini Murilitheran for his sharp turn and deceptive flight, George took five wickets for just two runs to halt Cheadle Hulme School in their tracks in an exciting final.
Playing a 20 over format, with the bowlers only allowed four overs, King’s had batted first with hard-hitting, stroke-maker Harry Elms helping the King’s lads to 96 for 9 with an exhilarating 35. However, it was George Connolly who took the man of the match award with his five wicket bag.
In the semi-final, King’s beat Birkenhead by eight runs, with skipper Archie Phillips batting with both elegance and intelligence for his 43, but it was that George Connolly who again confused the opposition taking three wickets for eight runs.
King’s Master in Charge of Under-13 cricket Chris Maudsley, who is pictured with his team, said: “This is a very talented King’s side full of characters who play with intensity and purpose. They have won 10 of their 12 games this season and have been great fun to work alongside.”