Bancroft Lions roar to cup success

PUBLISHED: 13:28 10 September 2015 | UPDATED: 13:03 11 September 2015

Bancroft Lions under-11s celebrate winning the Haydn Davies Trophy

Bancroft Lions under-11s celebrate winning the Haydn Davies Trophy


Under-11s lift Haydn Davies Trophy

Bancroft Lions under-11s ended the season in the perfect way as they beat Oakfield Parkonians by eight wickets to win the Haydn Davies Cup.

The Lions won the toss and put Parks into bat, bowling and fielding fantastically to restrict their rivals to 78-9.

Charlie Dobinson was the pick of the bowling, finishing with three wickets, as Nathan Campbell-Miller, Lynden Wallace and Remi Mitchell all chipped in with one apiece.

Mitchell and Campbell-Miller got Lions off to an excellent start in reply, putting on 36 for the first wicket before Campbell-Miller departed.

Joe Smith came to the crease and kept up the momentum in an impressive partnership with Sendall until the opener had to retire on 27 not out.

That put te Lions in touching distance of their target and Ben Walcott attacked from the off, but played one shot too many and was caught.

Jamal Richards came in and finished the job in style, hitting his first ball for six to clinch victory inside 10 overs.

Manager Paul Miller heaped praise on the team, fans and staff for their work during the season, saying: “It was excellent to see the boys rewarded for all their hard work and the whole club is immensely proud.

“We’ve punched above our weight again to beat the more established clubs and I’d like to thank the boys, parents, coaches and most of all Dave (Walcott) for all the support and commitment throughout the season.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ilford Recorder