Girls to play at Lord’s
PUBLISHED: 11:44 11 February 2010 | UPDATED: 17:34 25 August 2010
GIRLS cricket teams have won an appearance at Lord s Cricket Ground next month after getting through qualifying rounds. Greenwich girls team produced the most outstanding innings of the day at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Indoor Cricket Cup at
GIRLS' cricket teams have won an appearance at Lord's Cricket Ground next month after getting through qualifying rounds.
Greenwich girls' team produced the most outstanding innings of the day at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Indoor Cricket Cup at Harrow Leisure Centre chalking up a massive 150 runs without loss against Newham.
The players, aged 13 and under, also beat Lambeth to seal their finals place via Group 8 last Sunday.
The team will join neighbouring boroughs Bromley and Bexley in the Super 8's final on March 6.
Bexley scored a victory in a 'winner takes all' final round tie against Hillington and the Bromley team were in the last eight after overcoming Waltham Forest and Wandsworth.
Greenwich team manager Len Sales said: "It's just great to see so many girls playing cricket. They will all improve from this experience.
"We came second last year and we have pretty much the same team as last year. So we're pretty hopeful, but we also know there are other good teams around."
Bexley manager John Daniels added: "Not many cricketers get the chance to play at Lord's, not many footballers get the opportunity to play at Wembley and not many tennis players get the chance to play at Wimbledon. So I think playing at Lord's is something that will live with these girls forever."
The London Youth Games is Europe's largest annual youth sports event with 47,000 kids from all 33 London boroughs taking part in a total of 30 sports.
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