No Lord’s for ladies this year
PUBLISHED: 10:50 23 February 2011 | UPDATED: 10:50 23 February 2011
BRENT’S girls’ team came close to reaching Lord’s for the second year running as they were edged out in the London Youth Games qualifiers.
The Brent squad, coached by Wembley Cricket Club’s John Haskell and Alperton School teacher Chris Alloway, were drawn in a difficult group against Croydon, Greenwich and Southwark.
But they made a bright start to Saturday’s qualifying series, batting first against Croydon and racking up a total of 104 all out before dismissing their opponents for just 62.
Greenwich proved to be tougher opposition in the second match, scoring 96-4 and, although Brent put up a good fight, luck was not in their favour and they were bowled out for 61.
In the final match, Twinkle Popat and Anuradha Hall amassed a total of 53 runs between them as Brent totalled 91-3, with Southwark only able to muster 76-5 in response – but the victory was not enough to take Brent to the finals.
Any girls aged eight to 16 and interested in playing cricket are welcome to join in the training sessions that will be held at Oakington Manor School, Wembley, during March. Contact Jo Creary on 020 8937 3722 for further information.
Brent’s boys’ squad will also have an opportunity to secure a place at Lord’s when they play their qualifiers this Sunday.
Brent squad: Twinkle Popat, Kinjal Meswani, Mitali Pravin, Subhana Choudry, Anuradha Hall, Ridhi Patel, Madhvika Ramniklal, Humaa Ali.
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