Hounslow boys cricket team make the final at London Youth Games

Hounslow’s young cricket stars made it to the London Youth Games finals, held at the world-famous Lord’s cricket ground on Sunday 25 February.

Published: Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Team Hounslow's cricket team for the London Youth Games.

Hounslow’s young cricket stars made it to the London Youth Games finals, held at the world-famous Lord’s cricket ground on Sunday 25 February.

This followed an undefeated run in their qualifying group, where they raked up an impressive 284 runs and only conceded 63 over three matches.

In the final, the boys came up against a very strong Southwark team and lost their first match, finished 5th out of the 6 teams competing in the last stage. 

All London Youth Games competitions accumulate points which provide the borough with a total score at the end of the summer season. This great result at the cricket along with the cross country results has helped Hounslow’s chances of again finishing in the top 20.

Councillor Samia Chaudhary, Cabinet Member for Green Policy and Leisure, said:

“I’m proud of how far these boys have come. Making the final is no mean feat when teams across the whole of London are competing. The standard is very high and they have done extremely well to make it this far.

“In Hounslow our commitment is to encourage active lifestyles for our young people so they can lead healthy and happy lives now and as they grow older. We hope the success of our boys cricket team will inspire other young people in the borough to get involved in sport, either at a competitive level or for fun.”

There will be a large number of borough trials and training sessions taking place after Easter for a variety of different sports, ready for the summer season. Young people across the borough are encouraged to get involved. To find out more, contact Jonathon Barbour
 

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