13 Nov 2023

Monday 13 November 2023

Read on for a Wrap-up of the First XI Cricket boys from over the weekend.

11 Nov Main

Tim Hamilton and Finn Priddy were awarded their sporting baggies on Saturday

King’s bowlers restrict St Peter’s College to their lowest tally this season

St Peter’s College – 85 all out in 33.1 overs

King’s College – 86/5 in 19.3 overs

The King’s spin duo of Justin Nori (Year 13, Marsden) and Samar Singh (Year 12, Averill) claimed five victims in this bowler-dominated clash. Nori was introduced into the attack in the 14th over after the pace bowling quartet of Tim Hamilton (Year 12, Mardsen), Liam Denny (Year 13, Peart), Finn Priddy (Year 12, Marsden) and Cooper Fenwick (Year 11, Peart) had combined to have the St Peter’s innings under pressure at 36/4. The chief destroyer was the impressive Hamilton, who finished with a brace to add to his tally of eight wickets in the previous three matches. The bowling unit had their best outing this year as St Peter’s College was held to their lowest score this season and bowled out in the least number of overs. A week ago, they prevailed for 50 overs against the competition leaders, Mt Albert Grammar. The King’s catching was at its best, with Priddy, Hamilton and the skipper James Bamford (Year 13, Major) securing four stunning ones to put the brakes on any opposition partnerships. Oliver Kittle (Year 11, Parnell) claimed two catches off the pace bowlers to complete a rewarding outing as wicketkeeper.


11 Nov 3Rd

The team confidently walking off after dominating the morning session

In pursuit of the target of 86 runs, King’s lost newly promoted opener Bamford in the 3rd over. Morgan Tapper (Year 12, St John's) was dismissed in the 6th over with Denny and Singh falling in the 9th over. At 40/5 in the 11th over, the match had turned with the dismissal of Varnan Pasupati (Year 11, Greenbank). Throughout this carnage, Leo Bamfield (Year 12, Major), on debut, kept his composure and remained resolute. He was joined by the big-hitting Jack Hernon (Year 12, Selwyn), and fortunately for King’s, the opposition bowling lynchpin and skipper, Oscar Taylor, had completed his first spell of six overs. Rules prohibited him from continuing until another 12 overs had lapsed, providing King’s with a massive let-off. Hernon toyed with the rest of the bowling and together with Bamfield, constructed the required 46-run partnership in 9.3 overs to secure a well-deserved victory for the First XI.

King's win by 5 wickets.

Next week, we host Mt Albert Grammar in the final match of the season and would be hoping for a fitting finale for the trio of Liam Denny (29 caps), Justin Nori (25 caps) and James Bamford (14 caps), this being their final year at the college.

Debut: Leo Bamfield




T Hamilton


L Denny


F Priddy


C Fenwick


J Nori


S Singh



L Denny


J Bamford


M Tapper


L Bamfield

13 not out

S Singh


V Pasupati


J Hernon

28 not out






11 Nov 2Nd

The winning batters standing alongside the scoreboard