Youngster Will Lords it up at the Home of Cricket

Will Hutchinson on his way to 48 at Lord's. Picture by Will Palmer.
Will Hutchinson on his way to 48 at Lord's. Picture by Will Palmer.

Seventeen-year-old Will Hutchinson has described winning the National Village Cup at Lord’s with Flixton as a “once in a lifetime opportunity”.

The youngster hit a composed 48 to help Flixton recover from a shaky start and post 198-8 on their way to a 72-run win against Liphook & Ripsley at the Home of Cricket.

“It was unbelievable - a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Hutchinson.

“To walk out at Lord’s with my friends and teammates was surreal.

“The situation suited me really, I’m not one to play the big shots, so I was quite happy just to rotate the strike and keep the scoreboard ticking over.

“We struggled early on as they had a good bowling attack and the ball was swinging a bit, but once the shine had come off, we battled back into it.”

Hutchinson then caught Liphook’s George Neave in the second innings en-route to the win.

“There were nerves when the ball flew up, but luckily it stuck,” he added.