The table cricket regional heats finish
The table cricket road to Lord's finished yesterday after regional heats in Newmarket and Crawley. Teams from 15 schools took part, with Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich, and Northease Manor School from Lewes, Sussex winning their respective competitions.
On Wednesday (9 May), teams from seven schools in the East Anglia region met at the Newmarket Leisure Centre to compete for the title of East Anglian champion. Teams from Clare School, Ernulf Academy, Lonsdale School, Redden Court, Samuel Pepys School, Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy and Whitefield School clashed in a competitive day of table cricket.
A series of high scoring matches took place, before the final between Thomas Wolsey and Redden Court. It was the Ipswich based team from Thomas Wolsey, who came sixth in last year's national final at Lord's, who emerged victorious by a tight margin of just four runs.
The K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley acted as host for the South East regional heat on Thursday (10 May), with eight teams taking part. Teams from Angmering School, Carew Academy, The Glebe School, Hollywater School, Northease Manor School, Oak Lodge School, St George's School and The Valence School all battled it out for the chance to play at Lord's in the national final. After three rounds of competition, an exciting final took place between Northease Manor and Oak Lodge, with the former winning it thanks to a six off the last ball which saw them named this year's South East champions.