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CRICKET: Independent schools hold the edge at Wellington
6:00pm Friday 13th June 2014 in Sport
WELLINGTON School hosted a challenge between Under-15 players from state and independent schools for the Somerset County Sports Cup.
The independent schools made 97-9, Wellington’s Ben Howe top scoring with 36, while Jack Damon of Heathfield took 3-9 and Castle’s Sam Holmes chipped in with another three wickets.
The state schools replied with 90-7, Taunton’s Dom Drew taking 3-15.
The game was organised by former Somerset cricketer Steffan Jones, now a teacher at the school, and Russell Jones of Taunton Deane CC.
Jones said: “It will be an annual thing with the intention for it to be played at the County Ground and become Taunton’s ‘Varsity’ match.”
Wellington also enjoyed a fine evening’s cricket when a touring side from Mumbai took on their Under-14s in a game played in an excellent spirit.
The week was crowned by Wellington 1st XI beating Taunton School for the first time in 15 years.