Search

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

Archant

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.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Islington Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Islington Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Islington Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Islington Sports News

Friday, May 27, 2016
Middlesex's Dawid Malan

Dawid Malan celebrated his first game as Middlesex’s T20 skipper with a classy knock of 93 as his side hammered Hampshire by 69 runs.

Friday, May 27, 2016
New Zealand's Brendon McCullum hits out against England in 2015

James Franklin has warned that Middlesex cannot expect his former New Zealand team-mate Brendon McCullum to single-handedly transform their fortunes in one-day cricket.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Rugby league player Aston Stephenson

There aren’t too many boys who grow up in north London and go to university in rugby union’s heartland – and then become rugby league internationals.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Middlesex batsman Nick Gubbins

While it may be a cliché, to get a first-class hundred for the first time at Lord’s – the home of cricket – was an absolute dream come true.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
St Aloysius' RC College U14s won the ESFA PlayStation Cup at the Madejski Stadium, Reading

Left-back Prosper Keto headed in the only goal at Reading’s Madejski Stadium as St Aloysius’ Under-14s collected their first national 11-a-side trophy for 16 years.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Summer Eytle-Rock (left) of Activities4U U12s

Summer Eytle-Rock produced another big game for Activities 4U Under-12s as the Islington side defeated Hackney Jedis 26-14 to book their place in the Community Basketball League play-off semi-finals.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Beth Potter (right) is pursued by her British rivals Kate Avery and Jessica Andrews (second from left), who eventually won the race on the Parliament Hill athletics track. Pic: Mark Shearman

Former world record-holder Dave Bedford says Highgate Harriers’ Night of the 10,000m PBs is a “fascinating event” which is “of great value” to the world of athletics.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Hornsey spinner Johnny Fawcett (left) exchanges high fives with Sam Solia

Hornsey spinner Johnny Fawcett blew away the Indian Gymkhana batting with the division’s first six-wicket haul of the season to put his side top of the Division Two table.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe