Search

Haringey girls progress to London Youth Games cricket finals at Lord’s

16:04 11 February 2014

Haringey girls' cricket team

Haringey girls' cricket team

(Copyright) Ying Pan Wu http://www.flickr.com/photos/wu_photography/sets

Haringey’s girls cricket team have joined their male counterparts in making it through to next month’s London Youth Games indoor cricket finals at Lords.

The borough team beat 2013 runners-up Ealing as well as Croydon and Brent to win their qualifying group at Harrow Leisure Centre and clinch their place alongside seven other borough teams at the home of cricket on Sunday March 2.

Haringey team manager Martin Issitt said: “I was very pleased. They started a little bit slowly – not surprisingly with an 8.30am start – but they got into their first game, which was very close and went to three balls from the end, and improved as the morning went on.

“They are a young team and it was really good to see that they benefited from the experience. The important thing is they love the game, and they are already excited about the finals.

“We knew Ealing were likely to be a strong team as second seeds. Historically we have done well, but there was a gap before the younger players started coming through.

“We didn’t qualify last year – they were largely the same girls but they were a little bit frozen in the headlights. We will do our best in the final – this is a team for the future.”

The indoor cricket competitions feature competitors in Year 8 or younger. It is one of 33 sports in the 2014 Balfour Beatty London Youth Games – Europe’s largest annual youth sports event.

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 23:10

Dane Eriksen disappointed with Europa League exit

Yesterday, 22:18

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Gent 2 (Gent win 3-2 on aggregate)

Yesterday, 17:09

Read Layth Yousif’s latest Rewind column on all things Arsenal – from the Allianz Arena to Gander Green Lane

Yesterday, 19:30

Hampstead Ladies battled to a 19-10 victory over Hammersmith & Fulham in the Women’s Conference South East Two.

Yesterday, 12:18

A trio of Saracens stars will be given the chance to prove themselves after being selected to start for England Ladies when they take on Italy in the Six Nations.

Yesterday, 11:00

UCSOB found this week very different to their superb 28-15 success at London Welsh Druids seven days earlier.

Yesterday, 09:36

Saracens will have a trio of representatives as a much-changed England U20s look to continue their perfect start to the Six Nations.

Wed, 22:02

Arsenal’s much-missed midfielder Santi Cazorla is set to be out for the rest of the season in another injury blow for Arsene Wenger.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now