On Tuesday 5th July, the Year 5/6 cricket squad travelled to Ealing Cricket Club to take part in the 'West London Final'. Having won our pool and group matches and been crowned Champions of Harrow - the team felt proud to represent the Borough of Harrow at this prestigious event.
On the day, ten teams represented five different boroughs - Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow and Hounslow. The teams were initially split into two different pools and, after some amazing performances from the boys, we won all four of our matches to finish top of our group; the boys showed such skill, grit and determination to win against St Stephen's, St Gregory's, Byron Court and then Heston. After a well-deserved rest and lunch break, we met Pinner Wood in the Final . It was great that the two Harrow teams had reached the final! We had met Pinner Wood previously in the semi-final of the Harrow tournament where the game had to be decided by a Super Over (West Lodge won by 1 run) after the match was initially tied - the pressure was palpable.
In the final, we batted first and built a defendable score with some big hitting from the boys. Our bowlers, as they had done throughout the whole day, then bowled with accuracy and finesse. Pinner Wood required 13 off their last over however, we managed to restrict them to only 7 runs, a run out on the last ball due to the quick thinking of Arjun secured the victory. As a result, we are proud to announce that we are now officially the Champions of West London - an accolade to be so proud of. Congratulations to the whole squad and thank you again to our parents for all the support and flexibility. WE DID IT!!!!!