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Brilliant Brent girls bowl 'em over

PUBLISHED: 16:36 10 February 2010 | UPDATED: 14:53 24 August 2010

The Brent girls' team with London Youth Games mascot Foxy

The Brent girls' team with London Youth Games mascot Foxy

BRENT S girls stormed to three straight victories to clinch a place in the finals of the London Youth Games at Lord s next month. The girls saw off Enfield, Tower Hamlets and Islington – all by substantial margins – in last weekend s qualifiers at Harrow

BRENT'S girls stormed to three straight victories to clinch a place in the finals of the London Youth Games at Lord's next month.

The girls saw off Enfield, Tower Hamlets and Islington - all by substantial margins - in last weekend's qualifiers at Harrow Leisure Centre and will now battle for the trophy on Saturday March 6.

Put in to bat by Enfield, Brent rattled up 134-4 before bowling their opponents out for just 40, and their remaining games followed a similar pattern.

Brent's total of 117-1 proved well beyond Tower Hamlets, who were dismissed for 34, while Islington restricted them to 84-4, but could only muster 32 all out in reply.

John Haskell, who managed the Brent team along with Chris Alloway, said: "We have brought girls together from four different schools, but all of them have gelled really well and everyone made a contribution.

"This is the best team spirit we have ever had. Last year we reached the quarter-finals, but I think we have a better all-round team this year, so hopefully we can do even better."

The girls face Bexley, Greenwich, Hounslow, Haringey, Hammersmith & Fulham, Bromley and Lewisham in the Super Eights format at Lord's.


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