UNDER ‘13 HARINGEY SCHOOLS INDOOR CRICKET WINNERS
KATE HOUGHTON; LAYLA COLLEY; HANNAH DUCKETT; SCARLET SHAFER-JAMES ; ALENA HUBBARD; MIA HAWKES; ELSIE HUNTER RAWLING; MABEL MATEJCZYK
Mr Amooty writes:
Congratulations to the Year 7/8 APS cricket team who won the Haringey Schools Indoor Cricket Competition for the first time in the school’s history. All the girls displayed fantastic focus and true team work, as well as no shortage of talent.
Alena and Mabel were our tournament high scorers, as they hit more than 60 runs between them during the two matches. Year 8’s Layla Colley and Hannah Duckett set a fantastic example to their peers, helping the team to improve on last year’s runners up position. Alena; Mia; Mabel; Layla and Kate should also be applauded for their excellent display of bowling. They bowled twelve wickets in less than 15 overs. In both games we batted second, so we are yet to see our potential with a bat. Although we did score 78 in 5 overs versus Fortismere, and 37 in lesson than 4 overs against Highgate Wood.
APS then went on to represent Haringey in the Middlesex U13 Girls Regional Inner Borough Final, held at the Middlesex Indoor Cricket School, where they came up against the best cricketers from Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham. Results:
Alexandra Park Vs Stoke Newington: Alexandra Park 54-1 (8 overs) VS Stoke Newington 21 All Out. (win by 35 runs)
Alexandra Park Vs South Hampstead: South Hampstead 25-3 (8 overs) Vs Alexandra Park 31- 1 (win by 7 wickets)
Alexandra Park Vs West London Free School: West London Free School 31-4 (8 Overs) Vs Alexandra Park 34-3 (win by 5 wickets)
After another impressive performance, they are now through to the Middlesex County Final.
Training continues on Wednesdays after school with the next round coming up soon, and the London Youth Games U’13 Inclusive Cricket Competition still to come this term. APS have been Finalists at Lords Cricket Ground, three times out of the last four years, winning the competition in 2015 after finishing runner up in 2014.