Winchester College cricketer Wilfred La Fontaine Jackson is this season's Walter Lawrence Schools Award winner after his scintillating, unbeaten innings of 183 scored against MCC.

The 17-year-old captain’s knock was scored off 158 balls and included seven sixes and 26 fours, spearheading his team to 105-run victory on May 25, writes Mike Vimpany.

La Fontaine Jackson went on to score three more centuries - against Bradfield and two against touring teams from Australia - and made seven more scores of fifty or more in a season that yielded a staggering 1,036 runs in 17 innings.

According to publishers of the Wisden almanac, La Fontaine Jackson was the second highest run scorer in English schools cricket this past summer.

Paul Gover, Winchester's head coach, said: "Despite playing for School, the Hampshire Academy and Hampshire Second XI all during term time, he also achieved excellent A-level results.

"As one of our first intake of sports scholars, Wilfred has been a shining example of what can be achieved both from an academic and sport perspective. This may not be relevant but it is an important aspect of what we are trying to achieve here."

Wilf, who is spending a gap year winter playing cricket for Sydney University, is the twelfth winner of the Schools Award, which is for the highest score against MCC. His prize is a special medallion and a Gray-Nicolls cricket bat.