Emerald Headingley Stadium hosted part of the Lord’s Taverners National Table Cricket Finals last week and it was St Mary’s College who secured a much-coveted place in the National Finals at Lord’s.

An action-packed day saw children from eight local schools battle it out in the regional heats of the competition. Prior to the day’s event preliminary rounds had been held across the county to whittle down the number of teams. The competition is now in its 20th year. Working with 38 county cricket boards across the UK, over 300 schools have taken part in the 2018 competition which culminates in the national finals at Lord’s on 21 June.

In an extremely competitive competition, St Mary’s from Hull beat Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield by nine runs. In the second game, they beat the defending champions Ralph Thoresby in an epic game by one run. In the final game, St Mary’s won by seven runs to clinch the regional title.

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