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Hornsey young stars are crowned county champions and progress to national competition

09:00 03 July 2014

Back row (left to right): Johnny Bruce (Manager), Will Chataway, Tom Waine, captain Jack Bruce, wicketkeeper Dempster Fawden, Cormac Haughton and coach Michael Philipson. Front row: Ben Waine, Will Ross, Dan Marshall, George Colley, Joe Macadam and George Croton

Back row (left to right): Johnny Bruce (Manager), Will Chataway, Tom Waine, captain Jack Bruce, wicketkeeper Dempster Fawden, Cormac Haughton and coach Michael Philipson. Front row: Ben Waine, Will Ross, Dan Marshall, George Colley, Joe Macadam and George Croton

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Hornsey’s Under-15s have been crowned county champions and now progress to the national competition after a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Ealing at Tivoli Road in Crouch End.

Hornsey had to win seven games to secure the county cup – and they were given a tough draw.

However, they were up to the challenge and beat Stoke Newington by 10 wickets before overcoming local rivals North London by seven wickets and triumphing over Hampstead by eight.

Hornsey also emerged victorious over North Middlesex by six wickets and beat Winchmore Hill by 45 runs.

They were below par against Eastcote but still came out on top by two runs and finally overcame Ealing by nine wickets.

Jack Bruce (1-4) bowled Ealing’s star batsman for a duck in the first over, and a succession of brilliant spells by Tom Waine (2-7), Ben Waine (1-6), George Croton (3-15) and Danny Marshall (2-10) meant Ealing were skittled for just 59.

A direct hit run-out from Croton at cover point and nerveless catching from Joe Macadam and Will Chataway capped a fine performance in the field.

Hornsey faced an accurate attack with the bat and started slowly, but they lost no wickets and scored the necessary runs in 13 overs.

Cormac Haughton (24), Bruce (22 not out) and Croton (6no) saw them home with no serious alarms.

Hornsey now enter the national stages of the cup and their next match is against the Surrey champions, who are not yet known, on Sunday July 20.

The vast majority of the Under-15 squad have been with Hornsey since the Under-nine age group, with the latest arrival coming in to join the Under-12s – a remarkable achievement.

All 11 members of the team have played representative cricket for Middlesex, London Schools or the Haringey borough side, and skipper Bruce has recently been selected for London & the South East to play in the prestigious Bunbury Festival late in August.

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