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Highbury Grove girls defeat rivals in last-ball thriller

PUBLISHED: 17:37 04 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:37 04 February 2015

Highbury Grove School's U13 girls indoor cricket squad. Standing, left to right: Liyah Robinson, Tia Thompson, Zuzanna Marciniak, Tiarna Reid, Reeya Amin. Kneeling, left to right: Chyna Hector, Saffiya Britto

Highbury Grove School's U13 girls indoor cricket squad. Standing, left to right: Liyah Robinson, Tia Thompson, Zuzanna Marciniak, Tiarna Reid, Reeya Amin. Kneeling, left to right: Chyna Hector, Saffiya Britto

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Liyah Robinson held her nerve to secure a nail-biting victory as Highbury Grove School’s Under-13 girls booked their place in the inter-borough indoor tournament.

Highbury Grove were locked in a tense battle with Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, who needed two runs from the last ball of the final to go through and represent Islington against rival boroughs.

However, Robinson produced a superb delivery at pace to hit the stumps, sealing a one-run win for Highbury Grove and ensuring that they advanced instead.

The two schools had earlier progressed from a closely-contested round-robin series that also involved Highbury Fields.

Tia Thompson and Tiarna Reid were the chief contributors to the Highbury Grove total of 51 in the final but, at one stage, it looked as if EGA would chase down the target with ease.

An excellent catch from Thompson tipped the contest in favour of Highbury Grove, though, and tight fielding paved the way for Robinson to take centre stage and clinch a last-ball thriller.


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