Crescent School have won the Warwickshire Lord’s Taverners U11 Hardball County Cup and will now go on to represent the County in the Midlands regional finals.

The County competition is played as an 8-a-side pairs format and was hosted by Bablake School on Wednesday 6 June. Participating were teams from Bablake School, Solihull School, The Blue Coat School and the Crescent School.

Crescent dispatched the hosts Bablake in the semi-final taking 6 wickets easily for 36, they then went into bat and notched up 83 for 3 for a good win. In the final they faced Solihull School, both teams played well and the match swung first one way and then the other but Crescent’s accurate bowling and fielding in the end won the day. Chris Gibson was excellent with the bat and scored many runs, Matthew Browne was precise with the ball and Daniel Pinks captained and kept wicket expertly. Daniel also claimed a breath-taking diving catch.

Head of PE, Matt Phillips, said, “The children have worked extremely hard at their cricket - a sport that has been growing in the school over the last few years - and they deserve the success they are achieving now. They always support each other and have made great progress with their cricketing skills.”

The Regional Final takes place on Monday 18 June at Shrewsbury School.