SAIF Zaib added further substance to the hype when he was singled out for a special award after inspiring RGS High Wycombe to the RGS Cricket Festival crown for the first time in their history.

The High Wycombe and Bucks all-rounder was awarded a special bat for scoring 476 runs in the week, including an all-schoolboys record of 230 against hosts RGS Newcastle.

That helped RGS High Wycombe to a record team total of 411.

High Wycombe won all four of their round robin matches before beating RGS Lancaster in the final.