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Benhurst pupils pip Ardleigh Green rivals to Havering Schools’ crown at Rainham

PUBLISHED: 09:30 16 June 2017

Benhurst and Ardleigh Green were the finalists at the Havering Primary Schools' cricket competition at Rainham (pic Havering Sports Collective)

Benhurst and Ardleigh Green were the finalists at the Havering Primary Schools' cricket competition at Rainham (pic Havering Sports Collective)

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Pupils from Benhurst Primary pipped Ardleigh Green to the Havering Schools’ cricket title at Rainham on Wednesday.

But it was very close after both teams managed the same score in the final, with Benhurst crowned champions by virtue of losing fewer wickets.

A total of 10 schools took part in the year three/four tournament, which used terriers rules that saw five runs deducted from a team’s total every time a wicket fell.

Rainham Village, St Peter’s and Scotts won spirit of game teamwork awards, as Benhurst, Harold Court and Wykeham also won awards for their passion.

Marshalls Park, Hall Mead and Frances Bardsley provided sports leaders to act as umpires on the day, while Rainham laid on refreshments for thirsty parents.

Lizzy Allen, from Havering Sports Collective, said: “There was some good cricket played and it was a really exciting final.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed it and the weather was really nice too. It was good to see so many girls playing in the mixed teams, with two or more allowed per team.

“Our thanks go to the sports leaders and Rainham Cricket Club for all of their help on the day.”

Rainham’s first team, meanwhile, remain second in the Mid-Essex League Division One table, despite another fine victory last weekend.

Jas Hothi’s team defeated Tillingham by 54 runs to keep their momentum ahead of visiting Springfield seconds this weekend.

A strong batting display helped Rainham pass 200 for the fifth time this season and eventually reach 236-6.

Hothi (27) and Garnet Shallow (35) laid the foundations for a big total, before Sid Patel struck 34.

Impressive all-rounder Jon O’Neill continued his excellent form by scoring exactly 50 from just 44 balls, including two sixes and four fours.

But in the end, it was an unbeaten 35 from Charlie Puncher which proved crucial for Rainham.

Tillingham made a decent fist of their chase in the end, but only after suffering a terrible start.

O’Neill claimed 3-21 from his 10 overs with Bhavik Patel (2-37) backing him up well.

Terry Stiffell’s 71 did give Tillingham a slight chance, but Biren Patel got him and the visitors were out for 182.

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