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Unbeaten Ark Elvin Academy triumph in Brent Cup

PUBLISHED: 18:02 22 July 2015

The Ark Elvin Academy cricket team

The Ark Elvin Academy cricket team

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Nirmal Ramesh returned a five-wicket haul in the final for Ark Elvin Academy as they beat Kingsbury High School to win the Brent Under-15 Cup.

Ramesh hit 20 in the Wembley school’s total of 131 and then followed up aggressive opening spells with the ball from Vyomesh Jentilal and Krutik Churnilal as they successfully defended that.

That meant Elvin completed the tournament with a 100 per cent record, having won all of their group matches against Jewish Free School, Preston Manor, Alperton Community School and Claremont.

Lestor Pereira struck a number of sixes in his innings of 87 as Elvin amassed a total of 191 against JFS before bowling out their opponents for just 43, with a good spell of fast bowling from Dhruvik Chitiavan.

In the second match, tight bowling by Kushal Bhojani and Jamshed Qaderi, who took four wickets, restricted Preston Manor to 41 before his side chased down the target with the loss of just one wicket and eight overs to spare.

Elvin were pushed all the way by Alperton Community School, who made 125 from 18 overs and, despite losing a wicket to the first ball of their reply, Arunan Sunthareeswaran steered his side home.

In their final group match, Krutik Churnilal’s knock of 38 anchored the Elvin innings of 72 from 15 overs and accurate bowling and fielding meant Claremont could only muster 49 in response.

The Ark Elvin team are grateful to umpire Hikmatullah Allah Nazar, coach Junior Collins and Paul Lawrence, who organised the matches and also helped out with coaching.


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