Carlton CC Below 15s created historical past at Lord’s final Saturday, as they defeated Banstead (Surrey) by eight runs to safe the ECB Vitality Below 15 membership cup.
The Arrows had already created historical past by changing into the primary Scottish junior aspect to play on the House of Cricket, however went one step additional by lifting the trophy.
Carlton noticed off eight opponents to achieve the showpiece remaining, triumphing within the Scottish area with a victory over Gordonians within the remaining, earlier than occurring to win the ‘North’ area by defeating Derbyshire aspect Eckington at York CC.
That arrange a Nationwide Semi-Last assembly with Leamington CC at Elsecar, with a 16 run win sealing their place within the Lord’s remaining, the place they loved a memorable day.
After successful the toss and electing to bat, Carlton posted 107-7, occurring to defend their complete as Banstead had been restricted to 99-5.
Carlton Below 15s Head Coach Charles Stronach stated: “It was a particular, big day for everybody on the membership, from the second we walked by the Grace Gates.
“For the boys to take a seat in the identical seats that Steve Smith, Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne and even Donald Bradman had sat was unbelievable, and the smile’s on their faces instructed the story!
“We knew the sport itself was by no means going to be straightforward, and Banstead bowled very well to maintain to us 107.
“All through this entire journey, we’ve proven unbelievable spirit and dedication to win video games of cricket from troublesome positions, and this was no completely different, and it was unbelievable to return out on prime with such a tense end.
“It was so particular to recover from the road and turn out to be Nationwide Champions, and to be representing Scotland on the House of Cricket.
“The ECB had stated on the outset that they needed to provide us the complete Lord’s expertise and that’s precisely what it felt like we had been given. The group felt like superstars the entire time they had been there.
“It was a day none of us will ever neglect.”
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