CRICKET: Kings's Seth on a High after debut for county - The Worcester Observer

CRICKET: Kings's Seth on a High after debut for county

Rob George 8th Jul, 2023   0

KING’S Worcester student Seth Essenhigh celebrated becoming one of the youngest players to play for Worcestershire CCC’s second XI with the top score in the first innings.

Batter and wicketkeeper Seth, having just turned 15, was called up for the three-day friendly match against the South Asian Cricket Academy.

Seth became a full-time member of the senior academy in September and hit 43 not out off 67 balls, including one six and seven fours, making him the top scorer in Worcestershire’s first innings of 182.

He regularly turns out for King’s first XI, where he has scored 87 against Solihull, hit 44 and took two catches against Bromsgrove and notched 52 and two stumpings against Cheltenham College.

Cricket certainly isn’t over this year for Seth, as he will represent the Worcestershire Academy again this week against the Australian National Academy Squad and Wales respectively.

“I had a great three days representing the WCCC 2nd XI. I embraced the challenge of going up against an experienced SACA bowling attack on a tricky Stourbridge wicket,” he said

“I gained some solid understanding of what it’s like in the professional game by playing with some top-drawer cricketers and returned home wiser than before, after picking the brains of the best.

“It was an honour to represent the WCCC 2nd XI alongside four professional cricketers, and their standards have motivated me even more to become a professional cricketer,”

Headmaster Gareth Doodes said: “Seth is a dedicated and committed athlete.

“He has seized every opportunity to develop his skills and made a remarkable contribution to the sporting life of the school.”

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