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Haringey boys team finish fifth at Lord's
3:19pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in Sport
Haringey boys’ team finished joint fifth in the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Indoor Cricket Finals at Lord’s on Sunday.
The north Londoners reached the quarter-finals where they lost to Tower Hamlets by three wickets (99-93).
There was however some comfort for Haringey [pictured], beating local rivals Islington by three wickets (101-99) in the consolation match to decide the final positions.
Team manager John Beckett said: “I think overall they performed really well, we just fell asleep in the fielding in the quarter-final and I think that cost us the game. “We gave away ten or 12 runs and in a close game that made the difference. Other than that they were really good and I’m really proud of them.”
He added: “It’s a fantastic experience to play at Lords and I imagine something the boys will remember for the rest of their lives. They are quite blasé about it now as they are quite young, but I think they will look back and say ‘well, I’ve played at lords’, which not many people can say.”