County champions!

The Year 8 cricket team have been crowned U13 county champions. The team, led by captain Ameer Khan, beat Twyford C of E High School in the final of the Schools’ Cricket Association of Middlesex U13 Junior Cup.

In a closely fought game, Essam Rama was named Man of the Match for his contribution of 34 runs and three wickets. Rohan Shah and Ayush Sha took catches at crucial stages to keep QE in the game, before Twyford lost their last wicket in the final over, still needing 12 runs.

“I am very pleased for the boys and congratulate them on their success,” said Headmaster, Neil Enright. “This achievement crowns an unbeaten season for the boys, who have exemplified the qualities of individual effort and teamwork.”

The Year 8 XI reached the final at Old Actonians Cricket Club in Ealing having successfully overcome opposition from Christ’s College in the semi-final.

""Their successful season included victories over The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School; Berkhamsted School; Watford Grammar School and Enfield Grammar School. Niam Patel and Essam Rama led the batting figures and followed that up with five-wicket hauls on separate occasions.

“I am incredibly proud of the boys,” said PE teacher Nicholas Bird (pictured right, with the team). “They have all played their part this season, with many of them making significant contributions to matches, justifying their place in the team. I look forward to them continuing their cricket journey next year.”

The team will go forward in Year 9 to represent the county against the winners of the London Schools Trophy in the prestigious Gubby Allen Cricket Challenge Cup next summer.