Finch to the fore in England win

Harry Finch
Harry Finch

A Hastings Priory cricketer helped England under-19s triumph in the first Test away to South Africa.

Harry Finch took five wickets in the match as England sealed a 107-run victory in Cape Town today (Wednesday).

Finch wrote on social network site Twitter afterwards: “winning first test and newlands gotta be one of the best feeling in cricket! Class effort from the boys!”

Batting at number three, Finch made nine as England slumped to 14-3 batting first before recovering to 313. He then took the first two wickets as South Africa replied with 194 before contributing 14 to the tourists’ second innings 151.

The Sussex CCC talent claimed the first three wickets in South Africa’s second innings 163, ending with 3-11 from eight overs.