Penrith Cricket Club’s Under-13 Gold team claimed the title of county champions on Friday with a climatic defeat of Furness at home, taking the title in the last ball of the match.
Playing at the town’s Tynefield Park and with a final score of 100 for 7 against Furness’ 99 for 7, the team not only take home the county trophy but move forward in the national English Cricket Board competition.
The victory was a true team effort with positive running and dedicated fielding by the whole squad, who have previously been victorious against Workington, Keswick and Carlisle in their journey to the final.
Gill Winter, team manager, said “The whole squad deserve to celebrate this victory, it’s been a true team effort from the very first match. The final was the most exciting of all – with the game going down to the very last ball of the match the boys couldn’t afford to switch off for a moment and everyone played a key part. Getting to this stage has taken a huge commitment from everyone on and off the field, with matches taking place all over the county and I couldn’t be prouder.”
The team’s next challenge will be a tough one, with the champions of the Yorkshire competition standing between them and the next round, then the possibility of further matches until the national final. For further details on Penrith Cricket Club and how both adults and young people can get involved visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/penrithcc.