THE FOREST School Under-13s bowled out their close rivals Tanbridge House to win the Sussex Schools Cricket Cup by 60 runs.
The team were made up of Kieran Holmes, Alex Glossop, Ben Cripps, Hugo Vickers, Sam Winser, Lewis Reeves, David Carruthers, Isaac Dibsdall, Hugo Cowan (captain), Ollie Jochimsen and Jack Reeves.
They were crowned champions in last Friday’s rescheduled final after the original match was postponed due to poor weather.
Competing in a competition consisting of 30 teams from both private and state schools, the Forest School made it through the qualifying rounds with some style before beating Cardinal Newman School by 85 runs in the semi-final to meet Tanbridge House in the final.
Tanbridge won the toss and put Forest into bat, who delivered on the day with 150 runs for 5 wickets after 25 overs.
Notable efforts from the innings included Alex Glossop scoring 25 runs, Isaac Dibsdall with 27 runs and Jack Reeves achieving 35 not out with some big hitting near the end of the innings.
In reply Tanbridge were bowled out for just 90 runs, with Isaac Dibsdall, Year 7 pupil, taking three wickets, Alex Glossop two and Lewis Reeves and Ollie Jochimsen one wicket each.
David Carruthers and Hugo Vickers assisted the team’s victory in the field with two and one run outs respectively to make sure of the victory
Mr Mike Wickham, PE teacher and team coach, said: “The boys have been incredible. They are very talented and played great cricket throughout the competition.
“To win overall with the calibre of schools who take part is fantastic; I am so pleased for the team.”