A HEREFORDSHIRE school has marched on in a national cricket tournament.

The Elms School under-11s overcame Shrewsbury-based Prestfelde Colts recently and showed their talent to progress.

The turning point in the field came thanks to Jack Milne who took three wickets in the over.

At the death, Monty Friedmann kept the score down bowling five yorkers and one good length delivery that produced a wicket - a calm head on young shoulders.

With 16 overs complete, Prestfelde finished on 215 - a grand total of 15 runs in the pairs concept of the game, whereby you bat in pairs for four overs a pair, scoring runs, but losing five each time there is a wicket - both teams start with a total of 200.

The Prestfelde’s bowlers responded to their coach’s pleas for wickets, and the Elms were 198.

The trend continued with the second pair, and it took some mature batting from Friendmann and Johnny Keown-Boyd to pull things back.

Then Will Sweeting and Arthur Gordon went out with eight needed for the win and then Ted Rose clawed their way past 215 on to 219 eventually winning by four.

Next up in the nationals The Elms School will visit Oakham School whose notable alumnus include Stuart Broad.

The game will take place on July 8.