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Ealing Borough Girls U13 win prestigious gold at cricket finals

Ealing Borough Girls U13 cricket team has won gold medals at the London Youth Games Girls U13 finals hosted at UEL SportsDock in East London on 24 March 2024.

The team comprised seven talented players from Ealing CC and Actonians CC, who are students at local schools including Notting Hill & Ealing High School, Ealing Fields, and Godolphin & Latymer.

The team’s journey to gold started on 3 March 2024 when Ealing Borough competed in the preliminaries against strong opponents from Hammersmith & Fulham Borough, Harrow Borough, and Bexley Borough.

After six matches, Ealing Borough emerged victorious, winning all their games and securing the top spot in the group stage and finals day on 24 March.

Ealing Borough showed their strength by winning group games against Merton, Redbridge, and Richmond. This then set the a final against reigning champions, Haringey Borough who had overcame Hammersmith & Fulham Borough, Waltham Forest Borough and Havering Borough in their group.

In a low-scoring match, both teams showed determination to win, with the outcome hanging in the balance until the last two balls. Ealing Borough emerged triumphant, scoring the required runs to win and become the LYG Girls U13 Cricket Champions 2024.

The team was led by captain Lana and comprised players Nishka, Alice, Suhana, Hannah, Maddie, and Sienna. Their performance on the pitch earned accolades from Sunrisers and Middlesex wicketkeeper Amara Carr who presented to the prestigious trophy and medals. Ms Carr said that she hoped the girls would continue their cricket journeys to even more success.

Jo Valks, sports development officer at Ealing Council said: “Congratulations to all the girls on some fantastic cricket that was played, the quality of bowling and batting was a joy to watch. An even bigger thank you to all the parents for their fantastic support throughout the process and especially to Bobby Behzadi and Pinal Gandhi for their dedication and enthusiasm for all things LYG. We are so pleased that we all got the happy ending that was so richly deserved.”

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