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Impressive Victory in Hobbs Trophy

This week saw the second edition of the Hobbs U14 Trophy. Played in glorious sunshine, the event saw schools from Surrey, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire compete in an eight team T20 tournament here at the College.

With the Trophy’s founder in thoughts, the games were played in a competitive and good-natured spirit with lots of new friends and sporting relationships made. Epsom’s players produced a near-faultless group stage producing strong wins over Reeds, RGS High Wycombe and Shiplake College.

Having qualified for the grand final the boys then faced the also unbeaten KCS Wimbledon. This was a fitting game given that Mr Hobbs set up the original block fixture in 1985. In a nerve-jangling final, the boys completed an impressive victory to beat the previous best third place and keep the Trophy here at Epsom.

Playing highlights included a fine century for Alfie Haxton, half-centuries for captain Nathan Farmer and Alex Frewer, and three wicket hauls for the ever-improving Arthur Garfield and Henry Hostcombe-Daniels.

Game 1

  • Epsom 203-1 (Haxton 100no, Farmer 75)
  • Reeds 145 – 9
  • Epsom won by 58 runs

Game 2

  • RGS HW – 107-9
  • Epsom 108 – 1 (Frewer 52no)
  • Epsom won by 9 wickets.

Game 3

  • Shiplake 104- 7
  • Epsom 105 – 0 (Albert 41no, Zac Jones 38no).
  • Epsom won by 10 wickets


  • Epsom 142-7
  • KCS 114-8 (Hostcombe-Daniels 3-5)
  • Epsom won by 28 runs