Old Georgian soars for Surrey Cricket after making debut

It was a momentous day for Old Georgian, Will Jacks, on Friday 18 May, as Will made his debut for the full Surrey Cricket team, playing at The Oval cricket ground against Somerset.

Will's old cricket coach and teacher at St George's, Oliver Clayson, was absolutely delighted for Will, saying:

"This is fully deserved and I know he will equip himself well and will not be daunted. It was a pleasure spending so much time with Will in the cricket nets at St George's College and his ability to strike the ball is clear for all to see. He recorded a record school boy score last year of 279 and I am sure he has that in his sights in the professional arena. I and everyone at St George's wishes him all the best in the coming weeks. Good luck!"

After making his debut and officially receiving his first cap, Will then went on to shine in only his third first-team appearance a few days later, as he smashed a sparkling maiden hundred to ensure Surrey were emphatic winners over Gloucestershire.

At just 19 years old, Will dominated the opposition scoring 121 runs, which included 14 fours and four sixes, which helped Surrey win their first South Group game.

Speaking to Surrey's Mark Church after the game, Will described hitting a century as "amazing", going on to say: "I was overwhelmed with happiness, it was a great moment. I wasn’t quite expecting that reaction but it was really loud and that was brilliant."

Will is continuing to play in the Royal London One-Day Cup and will be hoping that his team, Surrey, can make it through the group stages.

4 June 2018

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