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School Sport: Elmhurst leave rivals stumped

PUBLISHED: 16:40 15 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:40 15 January 2016

Elmhurst won the KS2 cricket event staged by the Langdon Academy Sport Partnership

Elmhurst won the KS2 cricket event staged by the Langdon Academy Sport Partnership

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Hartley were runners-up in the KS2 cricket event staged by Langdon Academy Sport PartnershipHartley were runners-up in the KS2 cricket event staged by Langdon Academy Sport Partnership

Elmhurst pupils left their Newham rivals stumped as they won the KS2 cricket event staged by the Langdon Academy Sport Partnership.

They piled up 87-2 from eight overs in their first group match against Selwyn, who were restricted to 42-2 in reply.

And Elmhurst then dismissed Lathom for just nine runs from 4.1 overs, before reaching their target without loss from just seven balls.

That set up a semi-final meeting with Godwin, who were dismissed for 26 in five overs, before Elmhurst reached 27-1 in three overs.

But the final showdown with Hartley was a much closer affair that went down to the last over.

Hartley reached 63 all out before they were dismissed with two balls left in their innings.

And Elmhurst reached their target for the loss of three wickets with just five balls remaining in the match.

Hartley had beaten Vicarage, Godwin and Nelson in their group when batting second and secured a 15-run semi-final win over Lathom.

Results, group one: Selwyn 49-3 Lathom 50-1; Elmhurst 87-2 Selwyn 42-2; Lathom 9 Elmhurst 10-0; group two: Vicarage 31-4 Hartley 32-0; Godwin 74-3 Nelson 19; Nelson 26-5 Vicarage 31-0; Godwin 67-4 Hartley 69-2; Nelson 34 Hartley 35-1; Godwin 79-2 Vicarage 34-7.

Semi-finals: Hartley 52-2 Lathom 37-4; Godwin 26 Elmhurst 27-1.

Final: Hartley 63 Elmhurst 64-3.

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