Young cricketers at The Manchester Grammar Junior School are celebrating unprecedented success on the field this year, having won an impressive treble of titles.
The team is captained by 11-year-old Corey Flintoff – son of former England all-rounder Andrew – and vice-captain Matthew Murthy, 11, who lives in Stockport.
The boys, who are all pupils at MGS’s Junior School, have helped the school’s under-11 team enjoy its best ever season and have won three major trophies in the space of just 11 days.
The boys won the Reeman 6s tournament at Stockport Grammar School for the third year in a row.
A week later, and at the first time of entering the competition, the team were crowned champions of Lancashire after a very impressive performance in the Lancashire Cup Final against St James Orrell at East Lancashire Cricket Club.
And, this week, a stunning victory against Stockport Grammar in the Association Junior Independent Schools’ Cup saw the team lift its third major trophy in less than three weeks.
As champions of Lancashire, the team now progresses to the semi-final of the National Cup tournament where they will face Sedbergh Preparatory School from Cumbria on July 4, hoping to book their place in the National Final at Oakham School on 12 July.
Greg Clayton, teacher and coach for the team, said: “I am thrilled with their success. This team of boys are worthy champions and deserve their success.
“They have worked hard since October and have simply been a joy to coach and work alongside. As you can imagine, I feel very proud of them.”