Perse cricketers are big hitters at county and regional level
More than 40 Perse cricketers enjoyed a successful summer starring for county and regional representative teams.
Christopher Smith (Year 8) scored his maiden half-century for Cambridgeshire in a five-wicket win against Lincolnshire, while Alexi Demetriou-Foale, Ciaran Harrison and Freddie Newhouse (all Year 8) were also members of the age group county squad.
Meanwhile, Jonny Rumsby (Year 8) represented Essex, scoring a total of 140 runs in seven innings, including 65 in a match against Surrey.
Elodie Bowen-Sanders (Year 8) led the way with both bat and ball with the Cambridgeshire girls’ squad, scoring a half-century, taking 20 wickets during the campaign and winning the Most Improved Player of the Season award. Charlotte Deacon (Year 9), Alexandra Goodricke, Stuthi Kambli and Eva Jonas (all Year 8) also featured in the squad.
With the Cambridgeshire boys’ squad, Ash Goel (Year 9) won Most Improved Player of the Season, hitting a total of 430 runs, including two half-centuries, while also picking up 22 wickets. Max Voss (Year 9) also scored two half-centuries and clinched the Sportsman of the Year award. With the ball, Alfie Piper and Teddie Clifton (both Year 9) took 14 and 13 wickets respectively
James Bradley, Nandha Sathiaseelan, Taneesh Singh, Arjun Kurade and Harry Moffat (all Year 9) also had a successful season with the team, who won 16 of their 33 games, while Luke Hogan (Year 9) represented Suffolk.
Aditya Datta (Year 10) claimed an incredible 55 wickets and was the leading wicket-taker across all Cambridgeshire age groups as he earned the Most Improved Player of the Season honour. Elliott Kirkpatrick (Year 10) starred with the bat, chalking up a total of 412 runs, including three half-centuries, with Charlie Stock (Year 10) also scoring his maiden half-century.
Jude Nathan, Varun Vats, Thomas Graham, Arnav Madan and Toby Sennitt (all Year 10) also represented Cambridgeshire this year, while Sid Suresh played for Hertfordshire.
May Busher (Year 11) was named Cambridgeshire girls’ Player of the Year in her age group after scoring 419 runs with an average of 41.90, including her first century (an unbeaten knock of 104) against Middlesex as well as two half-centuries.
Lulu Harding (Year 10) smashed a total of 404 runs, averaging 50.50 and scoring two half-centuries as she went on to play for Cambridgeshire Women 1st XI as well as having a trial with the Eastern Sunrisers Emerging players programme.
Isabelle Whichello (Year 10), who won Most Improved Player of the Year, and Natalie Ronco (Year 11) picked up 16 and 10 wickets respectively, while Anabel Kaser (Year 11) hit a total of 153 runs.
For Cambridgeshire boys, Freddie Doel (Year 11) averaged 50.86 with the bat, scoring a total of 356 runs, including his maiden century for the county with an unbeaten 118 against Suffolk, besides taking the Fielder of the Year spoils.
Vishrut Pisupati (Year 11) took 22 wickets with best figures of 5 for 21 against Huntingdonshire, as well as being awarded Most Improved Player of the Year, while Henry MacDowell (Year 11) also represented the county age group squad.
Alex Maynard (Upper Sixth) was pick of the batters in the Cambridgeshire boys’ squad, hitting a total of 442 runs averaging 63.14. He also claimed four half-centuries and a century against Bedfordshire on his way to earning the Player of the Season crown and making his debut for Cambridgeshire 1st XI against Suffolk in the NCCA Minor Counties competition.
Henry Howarth (2021) also had a successful season with the bat, scoring 328 runs including two half-centuries, while Ben Floto (Upper Sixth) clinched a half-century against Lincolnshire.
Nikhil Gorantla (2021) compiled 596 runs in total representing Essex at U19, Development and 2nd XI level, including five half-centuries. He also earned a place in the London & South East regional team for the Super 4s tournament and was third highest run-scorer in the East Anglian Premier League with 747 runs while playing for Saffron Walden.
Bella Howarth (Lower Sixth) continued to shine with Essex Women 1st XI and also played for the Eastern Sunrisers Academy, while Ellie Tomson (Upper Sixth) and Izzy Bevens (Lower Sixth) represented the Cambridgeshire girls’ age group squad.