Eagles eliminate rivals to win Beasant Cup

PUBLISHED: 09:45 02 July 2015

The Cavaliers Cricket Academy held the inaugural Beasant Cup at Hainault & Clayhall

The Cavaliers Cricket Academy held the inaugural Beasant Cup at Hainault & Clayhall


Cavaliers Cricket Academy organised successful tournament recently

The first ever Beasant Cup tournament took place last week and organisers Cavaliers Cricket Academy were pleased to report it was a huge success.

Ilford’s Beehive School were involved in the day of cricketing excellence and students and teachers turned up to support the four teams taking part.

They were named Eliminating Eagles, Leaping Lions, Flying Falcons and Triumphant Tigers.

The day began with the first round of matches and there was a tentative start by the four captains, most of whom were captaining a cricket match for the first time.

However, by the second round of games the sporting aggression and competitive nature of the students kicked in.

Several esteemed guests turned up to watch, including Graham Jelly of the Essex County Cricket Board, as the competition progressed.

The third round of games saw the teams vying for the prestigious cup with the captains and players alike all trying their hardest to calculate the numbers and tables in order to work out what was needed to gain the title.

The Eliminating Eagles were the team to soar highest as they were crowned champions and won the first ever Beasant Cup.

Overall the day was a huge success and prizes were awarded to the competitors with player of the tournament going to Jahavan and Neha taking most promising player. The best batsman went to Shivam, whilst Aryan and Yash took the best bowler and fielder.

A Cavaliers Cricket Academy spokesperson said: “The day was fantastically organised by both the staff and parents of Beehive School and the Cavaliers Cricket Academy.

“Mr Graham Jelly is a very busy and important man to whom we are grateful for his support.

“Secondly, naturally Mr Beasant himself was present who gives his name to the cup, this is due to the relenting and continued dedication to cricket at Beehive school that Mr Beasant has provided for many years.”

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