Hampton Wick Royal’s U11 girls have won the Surrey League – in their debut season in the competition.

Another fine performance saw them seal the title with a narrow victory over Spencer, in a great advert for junior cricket.

Led by James Watson, the girls finished more than 13 points ahead of their nearest rivals in the U10-11 Tier Two North West league.

They won eight of their 10 games in an incredible first season in hardball league cricket.







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Team manager and coach Watson said: “What a story! A state school girls’ team, from a disadvantaged area, beating premier clubs from across Surrey.

“What a journey these children have been on! A great example of a couple of the recommendations in the ICEC report.

“Thank you so much to Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club for giving these girls a chance. A real forward-thinking club.”

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“Not only have these girls improved their cricketing skills immeasurably, but through this great game we have seen a rise in their self-confidence, self-esteem, resilience, team work and personal development.”

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for girls’ and women’s cricket at the Wick.