CRICKETERS at The King’s School, Chester, have enjoyed further success following their Schools County Championship victory last year.

The under 15s side represented Cheshire in the Lord's Taverners National Cup, school cricket’s most prestigious competition, defeating visitors Repton School to book their place in the Northern Final.

Following their impressive away win at Pocklington, King’s lost the toss with Repton electing to bat, posting an impressive 213-7 in their 40 overs.

Despite the tough target, team captain Guy Dunbavand, 15, of Christleton, and opening partner Henry Makings, 15, of Rossett, were in imperious form and shared an opening stand of 120.

James Hattersley, 14, of Mollington, smashed 38 before Dunbavand hit the winning runs to leave him on 87no and Kings 217-5.

King’s School director of sport Richard Lunn said: “This was a wonderful game played between two well-matched teams, either of whom would have been worthy Northern finalists.

“All of the King’s players contributed and deserve great credit.”

Sedbergh School or St Thomas More await in the Northern Final.