Ealing U13 girls will have the chance to play at Lord's on March 1 after qualifying for the final of the London Youth Games Indoor Cricket competition.
The borough team, for year eight and under, topped their group, beating last season's runners up Hillingdon as well as Newham and Havering at Harrow Leisure Centre and join their male counterparts in reaching the Home of Cricket for the finals.
Ealing’s bowling and fielding was particularly impressive as they kept their opposition to a low score in each game and were able to successfully chase down the totals with few difficulties.
Team Manager Leigh Parry said: “The girls have trained so hard, and everything that we’ve tried to teach them, they’ve brought into the match. It’s just all worked very well, we’re over the moon.
“It is quite a young side. Some of the girls that are playing in this will be back here next year, so for us to even get to the finals this year is tremendous.”
“Hillingdon were a very, very good side. We knew we had to somehow get over the line and win that game. I am so pleased with the girls’ cricket and the level of cricket that’s been displayed today. We were very lucky; we had a few good run outs, and good bowling.”
“We’re going to stick to what we’ve been doing; the idea is not to change too much. It’s been a pleasure to teach them this year and I am so looking forward to Lord’s, bring it on!”
Ealing will face join Hammersmith and Fulham, Greenwich, Haringey, Redbridge, Bromley, Richmond and Lewisham in the finals.