Talented young Richmond cricketers heading to Lord’s after reaching London Youth Games final

Richmond’s under-13s girls’ cricket team will head to Lord’s next month after booking their place in the final of the London Youth Games.

Victories against Waltham Forest, Enfield and Barnet secured their appearance at the famous ground on March 1.

They beat Waltham 121-34 in the first game before equally convincing wins with wickets to spare against Enfield, 46-45, and Barnet, 80-79.

“I’m bowled over by their success and wish them the best of luck representing Richmond at Lord’s,” said Richmond Council Cabinet member for culture, councillor Meena Bond.

“This is a truly remarkable achievement and tribute to the sporting abilities of Richmond’s next generation.”

Bromley, Ealing, Greenwich, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Kingston and Redbridge also qualified for the final.

Richmond’s boys’ under-13s were unlucky not to join their female counterparts after finishing second in their three-team group.

They beat Brent 61-8 in their first game but then lost to Camden by one wicket. 89-87.

The teams were represented by children who live or go to school in the borough of Richmond.

Picture courtesy of London Youth Games, with thanks

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