Double Cricket joy for Beal School

PUBLISHED: 14:59 31 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:59 31 July 2013

Beal School's successful  Year Seven cricket team.

Beal School's successful Year Seven cricket team.


Beal School ended the school sporting calendar with success in the Redbridge Cup.

A great performance from Ilford’s Beal School saw them gain revenge on Mayfield and lift the Redbridge Cup for the first time with a 23-run win.

And PE coach Aaron Chandler was delighted that their hard work was rewarded after going into the match as underdogs.

“It was a really good performance,” said Chandler. “We had played them three weeks ago in the league and lost, so it was nice to get the win. Mayfield are a strong team so we went in as underdogs.

“But all the boys did well and the hard work over the course of the year has paid off.”

Having won the toss and elected to bat, a solid opening partnership from vice-captain Nikhil Sharma (45) and captain Haadi Syed (38) gave Beal a solid score of 91.

Mayfield took three quick wickets as Beal finished on 104-3 from their 20 overs.

Yajan Rajanthakumaraswamy and Syed opened the bowling and got the breakthrough when the former’s short ball tempted the batsman to go for a big hit and was caught by Sharma.

Wickets quickly followed with Syed taking one and man-of-the-match Sharma two, but the pick of the bowlers for Beal was Aryan Keerthy who took four wickets, including three in one over.

Mayfield could only muster 81 runs meaning Beal won the match by 23 runs.

Beal: Haadi Syed, Nikhil Sharma, Yajan Rajanthakumaraswamy, Aryan Keerthy, Abisaekh Skandaraaj, Rahul Bawa, Ziyad Jasimuddin, Rajeevan Babra, Shahzaib Chaudry, Rajan Kalha, Ibrahim Iqbal, Arrish Ponnampalam.

■ The success in the Redbridge Cup continued for Beal as the Year 10s won by 50 runs against Ilford County High School.

Beal batted first and lost Imran Khan first ball, but recovered through Mohsin Zamir and Abdul Patel who put on 50 runs.

Patel fell for 39, but Ihtisham Mir and then Shivam Kavia came in and added some vital runs alongside Zamir (35) as they ended on 137-8.

Ilford lost a wicket to the second ball of the innings as their opening batsmen was caught by Mir off the bowling of Nikhil Patel.

Mir then got in on the act with three wickets inside two overs to leave Ilford
23-4. Their opponents did rally, but Nikhil Patel returned and took another two wickets, before Mir struck again for his fourth to leave them 75-6.

And Nikhil Patel enjoyed a fine final over to take the remaining four wickets to seal victory for Beal.

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