Tring Park Cricket Club’s under-10s side won the Hertfordshire Junior League County Final earlier this month on a glorious summer day at Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club.
After getting past Bishop’s Stortford in the semi-final, the Tring side faced a final against a strong Harpenden team in scorching temperatures.
Tring won the toss and elected to bowl.
Despite some accomplished bowling and fielding from Tring, the Harpenden batsmen posted a formidable score of 289-6 after some fine batting and intelligent running between the wickets.
The Tring innings that followed was built steadily, with smart rotation of the strike and some brilliantly executed boundary hitting.
The Tring reply stayed up with the run-rate, but some tight Harpenden bowling towards the end of their innings meant they required a challenging 13 runs from the final over.
The exciting contest went down to the last ball, as Tring completed an exhilarating run chase to reach 293-6.
The game was evenly matched and played in a fantastic spirit throughout.
It was a great advert for junior cricket in the county.