Callum shines all-round in national final

Greenmount opening bowler Callum Hunter put in a superb display with both bat and ball at the National Schools T20 finals day last Sunday at Arundel Castle.

Representing Myerscough College, Callum and his teammates had a tough task on their hands as they faced holders Malvern in the semi-final.

Callum Hunter

Malvern won the toss, elected to bat and put on 158 for 5 with the Mount man taking a fine 3 for 23 from his four overs.

In reply it looked like being a close run thing for Myerscough until the talented 18-year-old got to the crease to crack 12 runs from four balls winning the game in fine style, cracking a glorious six with one ball remaining.

The two-wicket triumph meant the Lancashire side went on to face Whitgift School from Croydon in the final.

Whitgift chose to bat first and ran up 126 for 7 with Callum again leading the way with the ball with 3 for 17 from his four overs.

But that total proved just to be out of reach for Myerscough who fell 10 runs short at the end of their innings.

Nevertheless, it was a terrific performance from Callum – underlining his undoubted talent – and everyone at the Log Cabin would like to congratulate him.

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