THE King’s School’s under 15s team have been crowned northern champions.

Following their success in last year’s county cup, the team represented Cheshire in the Lord’s Taverners Colts Trophy – arguably school cricket’s most prestigious competition.

They overcame Pocklington School of East Yorkshire in the first round and followed it with a tight home victory over Repton School.

King’s were handed a trip to Sedbergh for the northern final and, after losing the toss, were asked to field first.

Despite Sedbergh’s reputation as a strong batting team, the King’s bowling attack put them under great pressure.Š

Their final score of 168 was eminently achievable and King’s got home to win by seven wickets with three overs to spare.

There was a fine opening partnership by Henry Makings, 15, of Rossett, and Guy Dunbavand, 15, of Christleton, while the winning runs came from James Hattersley, 14, of Mollington.

Next up for King’s was a national semi-final against Denstone College, but heavy rain forced last Friday’s match in Chester to be abandoned with the home side on top.

The tie was replayed at Denstone on Monday and King’s lost out, failing to chase down 219.