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School Sport: Elmhurst win London Borough of Newham Year Five/Six Mixed Cricket Competition

PUBLISHED: 14:00 23 January 2018

Elmhurst celebrate winning the London Borough of Newham Year Five/Six Mixed Cricket Competition with Essex star Ashar Zaidi (left) (pic: LSSP)

Elmhurst celebrate winning the London Borough of Newham Year Five/Six Mixed Cricket Competition with Essex star Ashar Zaidi (left) (pic: LSSP)

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Elmhurst saw off challenge from five borough rivals to win

Elmhurst Primary School had plenty to celebrate after winning the London Borough of Newham Year Five/Six Mixed Cricket Competition.

Teams from Hallsville, Star, Elmhurst, Lathom, St Edward’s and St Stephen’s took part in the event.

The squads were split into top groups of three, with the top two in each group progressing to the semi-finals.

Elmhurst won both of their matches in the group stage to top Group One, with St Stephen’s also progressing.

In Group Two, Lathom won both of their games to qualify, with St Edward’s joining them in the semis.

In the final four, Elmhurst (61-0) beat St Edward’s (58-5) by 10 wickets, while Lathom (33-1) defeated St Stephen’s (30 all out) by nine wickets.

Lathom were all out for 36 in the final, with Elmhurst needing just 3.4 overs to win by nine wickets.

It was a fine win for Elmhurst, who will surely be proud of their performance.

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