Kingsbury High School Year 9 cricket team won the Brent Competition for the third year running with a 22 run victory over Claremont High School. The match took place at Kenton Cricket Ground. Kingsbury batted first and scored 137 in 20 overs, an average of almost 7 runs per over! Nakul Hirani top scored with 28 runs, Adnan Hassan making 20 and Kaushil Patel 14 on a poor batting strip. Great running of singles and runs by all team members meant that the total would be difficult for the opponents to chase.
Claremont responded well at the start of their innings with their opening batsmen making 45 before Sajad Ahmad took the first wicket, Nakul then took two important wickets with great bowling. Saptarshi Bhatt also took two wickets with Dhruv Bhatt making a great catch. Masoud Jaji bowled a maiden and took an LBW. Sajad Ahmad cleared the bottom order finishing with a 5 wicket haul. Abthal Monir’s wicket keeping was fantastic, taking an edge catch and a stumping.
It was a great result for the students and it means that the team have completed all their Brent matches at Key Stage 3, unbeaten, which is quite an achievement.
[image & text by Mr Donald]