LONDON GIRLS TRIUMPH

Barnet girls’ cricket team are on their way to Lord’s after winning their group at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Indoor Cricket Cup qualifying round at Harrow Leisure Centre on Sunday.

It is the first time Barnet will have made it through to the last eight in the annual competition. The borough team saw off home side Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow to top Group 6 with a mighty 278 runs accrued over their three 10 over matches. They now join the other group winners: Bexley, Greenwich, Haringey, Hammersmith & Fulham, Bromley, Ealing and best runners-up Redbridge in the finals at Lord’s Indoor Cricket Ground on Sunday 6 March.

Gemma Thompson, Barnet Team Manager, said: “It’s the first time for Barnet to get to Lord’s, so it’s a fantastic achievement for the girls. They’re really excited. Half of the team had only had a couple of cricket sessions before, so they have done really well.

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