County Cricket Champions

On Tuesday, 30th January, the U12 Cricket Team traveled to Lord’s for the Middlesex U12 Indoor Cricket Tournament. The girls have been training every Friday after school since September in preparation for this tournament. They played superbly on the day, learning and building as a team, game by game. After playing in the pool stages the girls made it through to the semi-finals, where they played against a very competitive team from  St Paul’s Girls’ School.  Some outstanding batting from the NHEHS team saw them take the win 67-48, confounding those who were not expecting to see NHEHS make the final in this their first year of competition.

In the final the girls then met Godolphin and Latymer A team: the team who have won this tournament and been county champions for the last 7 years. NHEHS won the toss and fielded first. High energy, self-belief and team work saw the girls keep the opposition’s score down to just 22 runs in their innings, with nearly all members of the NHEHS team making catches. The opposition were very much taken by surprise and when the NHEHS girls then batted strongly, they were able to take the game 63 runs to 22!  This means NHEHS U12 are County Champions 2018!

Many congratulations to all of the team, who all played a huge part in the day: Eleanor Leathem (Captain), Caitlin Thompson, Nur Mohiuddin, Josephine Carter, Sephera Forrester, Milla Freeman, Sophia Barboni, Eleanor Leathem, Louise Owen, Kavnett Dhillon

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