A TEENAGER who won the boys' singles title at Wimbledon is the son of a former Somerset cricketer.

Henry Searle lifted the trophy following his 6-4 6-4 victory over Yaroslav Demin yesterday (Sunday, July 16).

He became the first Brit to win the tournament since Stanley Mathews, son of the famous footballer, in 1962.

Henry, 17, from Wolverhampton, is the son of Harvey Trump, an off spin bowler who played for Somerset between 1988 and 1997, and his first wife, Emma.

Educated at Millfield School, in Somerset, Harvey also taught at King's College, in Taunton, for a period before pursuing a career in education overseas.

Following his weekend success, Henry, who sent down a 134mph serve during the final, said: "I think there’s the jump to the men’s game that needs to be done a little bit quicker. Hopefully that can happen now.

“I’ll try to continue to work hard to try and be playing at that sort of level in the men’s, as well, in the future.

“The plan is to still do my A levels. How easy that will be I don’t know with all the travelling.

"I struggled enough as it is this year with travelling. At the end of long days it’s not ideal to try and sit down in front of a book.

“But I’ll see what happens. If the tennis is going well enough, I might not have to do them.”